Penny Robinson is the wearer of many “hats”.

She works as an Assistant Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, lecturing up to 450 students at once in public health, epidemiology and biostatistics and researching women’s health as the number cruncher in the team.

She is also active in the autism world,  after being diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome at the age of 14, while in Year 9. She’s one of the founders on the I CAN Network (@I_CAN_Network), as well as an Ambassador and one of the speakers in their Speakers Agency – and shares her personal experience regularly.  She’s also an Ambassador of Yellow Ladybugs (@herautism), which started in May 2015.

Her sensory overload to bright lights as an invited speaker at the Asia-Pacific Autism Conference last year went viral, and “hoodie girl” was born.

She’s also prolific on social media, especially Twitter (@PennyRobaus). So expect to see her frantically live tweeting when she’s not presenting herself.

Read Penny Robinson’s full session description on the VAC program here

Read Penny Robinson’s panelist session on the VAC program here