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Professor SANDRA EADES

Professor Sandra Eades is Associate Dean (Indigenous), FMDHS and Professor, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne.  Sandra was previously Head of the Aboriginal Health Domain at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute.  She is a Noongar woman from Mount Barker, Western Australia and is Australia's first Aboriginal medical doctor to be awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy (2003).  Sandra is an Initiating Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.  She has made substantial contributions and leadership to Aboriginal health, is strongly committed to capacity building and her research career has focussed on the epidemiology of Indigenous child health in Australia.

Sandra leads The Next Generation: Youth Wellbeing Study on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who experience significantly poorer health and greater social and economic challenges to future health than other Australian young people. This study will provide data to Stream 2. Sandra will also provide general advice on Indigenous health and health services in Stream 3.