School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Senior Research Fellow in the Aboriginal Health Equity Unit at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
Health Psychologist (private practice)
Eastern Health Integrated Renal Service,
Onemda Vic Health Koori Health Unit
Nunkuwarrin Yunti Inc.
Education: University of Adelaide, University of Melbourne
Rachel completed undergraduate studies in psychology and anthropology at Adelaide University before heading to Melbourne to complete a Doctorate in Psychology (Health) at the University of Melbourne. Her doctoral thesis, conducted with members of the Yorta Yorta and Bangerang communities in northern Victoria, investigated psychosocial determinants of Aboriginal health. Over subsequent years, Rachel was fortunate to continue working in partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations in the Goulburn-Murray region to develop a program of community-led work seeking to better understand and strengthen Aboriginal models of health promotion and evaluation. Rachel has also practiced as a psychologist in community health, private practice and a large integrated renal service in Melbourne. She is currently Senior Research Fellow in the Aboriginal Health Equity Unit at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), where she has been involved in a number of projects seeking to improve health outcomes in cardiovascular disease, renal disease and cancer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She is currently coordinating a large mixed-methods study seeking to better understand and address methamphetamine related harm in Aboriginal communities nationally.
Date Position Institution name 2017 - ongoing Honorary Senior Research Fellow Flinders University 2014 - ongoing Adjunct Senior Clinical Lecturer University of Adelaide 2012 - ongoing Honorary Research Fellow University of Melbourne
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 University of Adelaide Australia Masters of Clinical Science 2006 University of Melbourne Australia D.Psych (health) 2002 University of Melbourne Australia Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Date Title Institution name Country 2005 Registered Psychologist AHPRA
Year Citation 2019 Reilly, R., Wand, H., McKetin, R., Ezard, N., Dunlop, A. J., Conigrave, K. M., . . . Ward, J. (2019). METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION AND CHARACTERISTICS OF A SAMPLE OF METHAMPHETAMINE USERS: FINDINGS FROM THE NOVEL INTERVENTIONS TO ADDRESS METHAMPHETAMINE USE IN ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER COMMUNITIES SURVEY. Poster session presented at the meeting of DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW. WILEY. 2019 Reilly, R., McKetin, R., Butt, J., Smout, M., Clark, Y., Roe, Y., . . . Ward, J. (2019). A NOVEL WEB-APP TO ASSIST ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE TO REDUCE OR STOP USING METHAMPHETAMINE: WE CAN DO THIS. Poster session presented at the meeting of DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW. WILEY. 2019 Reilly, R., Gendera, S., Treloar, C., Azzopardi, P., Svensson, F., Fisher, I., . . . Ward, J. (2019). IDENTIFYING RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS FOR METHAMPHETAMINE USE IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES: RELEVANCE OF THE 'COMMUNITIES THAT CARE' MODEL. Poster session presented at the meeting of DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW. WILEY. 2015 Reilly, R., Harfield, S., Evans, K., Warren, S., O'Shea, R., Gorham, G., . . . Gomersall, J. (2015). Systematic review using the JBI mixed methods approach: An application using diverse evidence from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthcare. Poster session presented at the meeting of nil. Adelaide. 2015 Reilly, R., Harfield, S., Evans, K., Peters, M. D., Warren, S., O'Shea, R., . . . Cass, A. (2015). Systematic review using the JBI mixed methods approach: An application using diverse evidence from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthcare. Poster session presented at the meeting of Joanna Briggs Institute International Methodology Symposium. Adelaide.
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Measuring spirituality and associated health outcomes across cultures: A scoping review SAHMRI Health Psychology Master Full Time Alexandra Mannarino 2019 - 2017 Other Evaluating the first six months of LDAT activities at Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service SAHMRI Health Psychology Master Part Time Stella Delloso 2018 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Content analysis of a Facebook page used to support individuals who have been affected by methamphetamine SAHMRI Psychology Honours Full Time Daniel Ellway 2018 - 2019 Other Young Deadly Free - STIs Aboriginal communities SAHMRI Health Psychology Master Full Time Andriana Tran
Date Topic Location Name 2019 - ongoing Bachelor of Psychology Honours Advanced program SAHMRI Harry Karatassas
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