ROBYN MOBBS, Ph.D., M.B.A
Associate Consultant and Corporate Trainer
Based in: Hong Kong
Key Expertise: Negotiation Skills & Conflict Resolution;
Teamwork & Collaboration; Strategic Thinking & Decision Making
Dr. Robyn Mobbs is a consultant at FELIZ Consulting and a Senior Instructor at the University of Colorado, Denver, where she has been part of the faculty since 2003. Originally from the United States, Robyn has lived and worked in Australia and Canada, and now happily calls Hong Kong home.
Robyn brings a passion for lifelong learning and aims to foster knowledge, skills, and strategies for individuals to leverage their strengths and thrive within fast-paced organisations. Robyn’s workshops are informed by the latest research from preeminent scholars and extensive professional experience, having worked with international, federal, state, and local organisations in the United States, Australia, and Hong Kong.
Robyn also teaches courses in the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) degree program at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs, including: Leadership and Professional Ethics, Organisational Management and Behaviour, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Cross-Sector Collaboration, Research Methods, and applied research and evaluation (Graduate Capstone Project). She teaches a variety of students, from lawyers, mayors, organisation founders and executives, senior government personnel, elected officials, board members, and entrepreneurs, among others.
Robyn’s academic research focuses on collaboration, inter-organisational networks, and systems that include public, private and nonprofit sectors. Her work has been supported by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, with the University of Hong Kong; U.S. National Coordinating Centre for Public Health Services and Systems Research, with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Academy Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Department of Labor; Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; and Colorado Department of Human Service.
Robyn is a Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of various teaching and research awards. Recent awards include: Faculty Investment Grant (Teaching with Case Studies), University of Colorado Denver School for Public Affairs, 2017; Faculty Teaching Award (School for Public Affairs NTT), University of Colorado Denver, 2015; Faculty Development Award (Teaching), University of Colorado Denver Provosts’ Office/UCDALI, 2014; Ph.D. Dissertation of the Year, University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs, 2013; and National Junior Investigator Award, National Coordinating Centre for Public Health Services and Systems Research, with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012.
Robyn earned her Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. She also has an M.B.A. from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder.
When not working, she is likely to be in the mountains or at the beach with her family. She is an avid skier whose favourite holidays are cold and snowy.