Robyn Compton is an accredited practising dietitian with over 30 years of experience. She is in private practice at the Royal Women’s Hospital. Her area of special interest is gestational diabetes, but she also works with women who are pregnant or in the pre-pregnancy stage. She assists with nutritional advice in pregnancy regarding weight management, PCOS, vegetarian/vegan diets, expecting multiples, morning sickness or other nutritional concerns. She also sees women who are trying to conceive to improve their nutritional status to maximize their fertility.
Robyn enjoys working in research. Last year she was involved in the ORACL study, ran jointly by Royal Melbourne & St Vincent’s Hospital diabetes research teams, for older patients with Type 1 diabetes. She jointly presented the dietitians’ observations at the Australasian Diabetes Conference online last October 2020.
She has been interviewed for a couple of podcasts over the past year on Gestational Diabetes and Diet. They are available where you get your podcasts. Interviews were held with Midwife, Claire Wind for “Mum will Know” and physiotherapist, Kath Baquie for “Fitnest Mama”
Robyn has worked in women’s health for most of her career, starting as a clinical dietitian in diabetes in pregnancy unit at Royal Women’s Hospital and then working as the dietitian in charge.
She has previously worked as the consultant dietitian at Diabetes Australia & Royal Melbourne Hospital Diabetes Centre.
Robyn enjoys assisting women with understanding how diet and exercise impact their wellbeing in pregnancy, so they feel confident to adjust their lifestyle, optimize their health and pregnancy outcome.
Appointments can be made to see Robyn by organizing a referral from your obstetrician and contacting her rooms. She is available for face to face or telehealth consultations. Information on Fees and health insurance rebates available on request.
Suite C, Frances Perry Consulting Suites
Level 2, Royal Women’s Hospital, 20 Flemington Road
Parkville Vic 3052
Phone 03 93445095
About our team
Meet our specialists
OGCG has five female specialist obstetricians; Dr Jean Wong, Dr Leah Xu, Dr Natalia Khomko, Dr Perri Dyson and Dr Robin Thurman.
Supporting the obstetricians are Dr Amber Hart (GP lactation consultant & Infant sleep/settling consultant), Robyn Compton (Maternal & Paediatric Dietician) and Aminee Dickenson (Counsellor)
We also offer the services of 2 specialist gynaecologists, Dr Harvinder Kaurand Dr Stephen Lee plus fertility specialist, Dr Chandrika Parmar.