Rachel Reilly

Rachel Reilly

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Current:
Senior Research Fellow in the Aboriginal Health Equity Unit at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

Health Psychologist (private practice)

Previous:
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.