Dr Rachel Reilly
Dr Rachel Reilly has been conducting collaborative research in Aboriginal health for over 18 years while also practicing clinically in a range of settings. Rachel’s doctoral work documented psychosocial determinants of Aboriginal health in the Goulburn-Murray region of Victoria. This laid the foundation for subsequent work, including a program of research that sought to understand the extent and nature of cardiovascular risk factors amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Goulburn-Murray, which became the focus of a community-led program of health promotion research implemented over more than 10 years. Rachel is currently working with several Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations to develop prevention and treatment approaches to problematic methamphetamine use, and supporting work that seeks to assist primary health care services to better understand and respond to the needs of young Aboriginal adolescents.