Meet our ambassadors


Dr Stephen Robson

Steve has been an ambassador for Pregnant Pause since 2016. Steve is a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist with a special interest in assisted reproduction and reproductive surgery. He holds Masters Degrees in Human Genetics and Public Health, and his Doctorate was in stillbirth. He is a Fellow of the Colleges of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Australia, the UK, and the United States. He is currently President of RANZCOG. Steve loves living in Canberra with his partner, their two fast-growing children and Pepper, the feisty West Highland Terrier.



Rod Cuddihy and Kristen Henry

Canberra radio identities, Rod Cuddihy and Kristen Henry from Mix 106.3 are ecstatic to be champions for Pregnant Pause. Rod and Kirsten have been involved in the campaign since 2014, when they came on board to support International FASD Awareness Day. The team are passionate about the cause and are “proud to be ambassadors for Pregnant Pause 365 days a year.”


Professor Elizabeth Elliott

Elizabeth Elliott AM is Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health at The University of Sydney; Consultant Paediatrician at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney; and a National Health and Medical Council of Australia Practitioner Fellow. In 2008 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to paediatrics and child health.



Professor James Fitzpatrick

James Fitzpatrick is a consultant paediatrician, researcher, and FASD expert. He is a Research Fellow at the Telethon Institute for Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, and an Honorary Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. James is also the Founder and Director of Patches Paediatrics, an organisation that delivers child health services in rural and remote communities. In 2001, he was named Young Australian of the Year for his longstanding dedication to addressing rural and Indigenous health issues.