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 Honorary Senior Research Fellow Flinders University 2014 Adjunct Senior Clinical Lecturer University of Adelaide 2012 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. E., McKetin, R., Wand, H., Butt, J., Smout, M., Ezard, N., . . . Ward, J. (2019). A web-based therapeutic program (We Can Do This) for reducing methamphetamine use and increasing help-seeking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Protocol for a randomized wait-list control trial. JMIR Research Protocols. 2019 Reilly, R. E., Ellway, D., & Le Couteur, A. (2019). Content analysis of a Facebook page used to support individuals who have been affected by methamphetamine. JMIR Mental Health. 2018 Reilly, R., Micklem, J., Yerrell, P., Banham, D., Morey, K., Stajic, J., . . . Brown, A. (2018). Aboriginal experiences of cancer and care coordination: lessons from the Cancer Data and Aboriginal Disparities (CanDAD) narratives. Health Expectations, 21(5), 927-936.
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2018 Stewart, T., Reilly, R., & Ward, J. (2018). Community-based interventions to address alcohol and drug use in Indigenous populations in Australia, New Zealand and Canada: a systematic review protocol.. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 16(7), 1485-1489.
2017 Gibson, O., Reilly, R., Harfield, S., Tufanaru, C., & Ward, J. (2017). Web-based therapeutic interventions for assessing, managing and treating health conditions in Indigenous people: a scoping review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 15(10), 2487-2494.
2016 Reilly, R., & Kelly, J. (2016). Book Review: Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Health. Health Sociology Review, 342-343. 2016 Reilly, R., & Kelly, J. (2016). Trapped in the gap: doing good in Indigenous Australia. HEALTH SOCIOLOGY REVIEW, 25(3), 342-343.
2016 Doyle, J., Atkinson-Briggs, S., Atkinson, P., Firebrace, B., Calleja, J., Reilly, R., . . . Rowley, K. (2016). A prospective evaluation of first people's health promotion program design in the goulburn-murray rivers region. BMC Health Services Research, 16(1), 1-13.
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2016 Henry Yerrell, P., Roder, D., Cargo, M., Reilly, R., Banham, D., May Micklem, J., . . . Brown, A. (2016). Cancer data and Aboriginal disparities (CanDAD)-developing an Advanced Cancer Data System for Aboriginal people in South Australia: a mixed methods research protocol. BMJ Open, 6(12), e012505-1-e012505-9.
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2016 Reilly, R., Evans, K., Gomersall, J., Gorham, G., Peters, M., Warren, S., . . . Brown, A. (2016). Effectiveness, cost effectiveness, acceptability and implementation barriers/enablers of chronic kidney disease management programs for Indigenous people in Australia, New Zealand and Canada: a systematic review of mixed evidence. BMC Health Services Research, 16(1), 119-1-119-15.
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2016 Olds, J., Reilly, R., Yerrell, P., Stajic, J., Micklem, J., Morey, K., & Brown, A. (2016). Exploring barriers to and enablers of adequate healthcare for Indigenous Australian prisoners with cancer: a scoping review drawing on evidence from Australia, Canada and the United States. Health and Justice, 4(1), 5-1-5-9.
2016 Brown, A., Roder, D., Yerrell, P., Cargo, M., Reilly, R., Banham, D., . . . Stewart, H. (2016). Cancer Data and Aboriginal Disparities Project (CanDAD) - an overdue cancer control initiative. European Journal of Cancer Care, 25(2), 208-213.
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2016 Brown, A., Mentha, R., Howard, M., Rowley, K., Reilly, R., Paquet, C., & O Dea, K. (2016). Men, hearts and minds: developing and piloting culturally specific psychometric tools assessing psychosocial stress and depression in central Australian Aboriginal men. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(2), 211-223.
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2015 Reilly, R., Evans, K., Gomersall, J., Gorham, G., Warren, S., O'Shea, R., . . . Cass, A. (2015). Effectiveness, cost effectiveness, acceptability and implementation barriers/facilitators of chronic kidney disease management programs and models of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a mixed methods systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 13(4), 65-86.
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2015 Rowley, K., Doyle, J., Johnston, L., Reilly, R., McCarthy, L., Marika, M., . . . Cargo, M. (2015). Strengths and limitations of a tool for monitoring and evaluating First Peoples' health promotion from an ecological perspective. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 1215-1-1215-9.
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2015 Reilly, R., Evans, K., Gorham, G., Gomersall, J., Peters, M., Warren, S., . . . Cass, A. (2015). Effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and acceptability of chronic kidney disease management programs and models of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: A mixed methods systematic review protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 13(4), 65-86. 2014 Reilly, R., Rowley, K., Luke, J., Doyle, J., Ritte, R., O'Shea, R., & Brown, A. (2014). Economic rationalisation of health behaviours: the dangers of attempting policy discussions in a vacuum. Social Science and Medicine, 114, 200-203.
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2014 Cai. (2014). Psychological and Exercise Intervention Training for Hemodialysis Patients: A Pilot Study. World Journal of Nephrology and Urology.
2013 Luke, J., Anderson, I., Gee, G., Thorpe, R., Rowley, K., Reilly, R., . . . Stewart, P. (2013). Suicide ideation and attempt for a community cohort of Aboriginal youth: a cross-sectional study. The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 34(4), 251-261. 2013 Doyle, J., Firebrace, B., Reilly, R., Crumpen, T., & Rowley, K. (2013). What makes us different? The role of the Rumbalara Football and Netball Club in promoting Indigenous wellbeing. Australian Journal of Community Psychology, 25(2), 7-21. 2013 Johnston, L., Doyle, J., Morgan, B., Atkinson-Briggs, S., Firebrace, B., Marika, M., . . . Rowley, K. (2013). A review of programs that targeted environmental determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(8), 3518-3542.
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2011 Reilly, R., Doyle, J., Aitkin, L., Atkinson, V., Briggs, P., Calleja, J., . . . Rowley, K. (2011). Mastery, social support and CVD risk amongst Aboriginal people living in the Goulburn Valley. Journal of Rural and Tropical Public Health. 2011 Reilly, R. E., Cincotta, M., Doyle, J., Firebrace, B. R., Cargo, M., van den Tol, G., . . . Rowley, K. G. (2011). A pilot study of Aboriginal health promotion from an ecological perspective. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 11(1), 9 pages.
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2010 Reilly, R. E., & Briggs, B. (2010). My Moola: Opening financial pathways program- Fostering empowerment and participation. Aboriginal And Islander Health Worker Journal, 34(5), 41-43. 2009 O'Brien, M., Paradies, Y., & Reilly, R. (2009). Leadership and role models for young Indigenous Australians involved in the Rumbalara Football Netball Club. Pimatiziwin: A journal of Indigenous and Aboriginal Community Health, 7(2), 201-224. 2008 Reilly, R. E., Doyle, J., Bretherton, D., & Rowley, K. (2008). Identifying Psychosocial Determinants of Indigenous Health for the Heart Health Project. Ethnicity and Health, 13(4), 351-373. 2007 Reilly, R., Doyle, J., & Rowley, K. (2007). Koori-Directed Health Promotion in the Goulburn Valley. The Australian Community Psychologist, 19(1). 2006 Reilly, R. E., Bowden, S., Bardenhagen, F., & Cook, M. (2006). Equality of psychological model underlying depressive symptoms in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy vs heterogeneous neurological disorders. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 28(7). 2003 Lee, M., Butavicius, M., & Reilly, R. (2003). Visualizations of binary data: A comparative evaluation. International Journal of Human-computer Studies, 59(5), 569-602.
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Year Citation 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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