Rachel Skinner is Professor in Child and Adolescent Health, Sydney University, Adolescent Physician at the Children’s Hospital Westmead and Senior Clinical Advisor, Youth Health and Wellbeing, NSW Ministry of Health.
Rachel has spent much of the last 20 years working as a clinician and researcher in adolescent sexual and reproductive health, spanning medical, public health, psychosocial and ethical aspects of SRH in young people. Findings from her research have been translated into policy that has had a global impact on the health of young women, including marginalised young people. One main area of research is adolescent risk-taking behaviour, pregnancy and parenting and sexuality. The other main area of work concerns the effectiveness of HPV vaccines and school vaccination programs.
Rachel is the Deputy Director of WH&Y, CRE in Adolescent Health.