Sandra Eades is Associate Dean (Indigenous), FMDHS and Professor, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Sandra was previously Head of the Aboriginal Health Domain at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. She is a Noongar woman from Mount Barker, Western Australia, and is Australia's ?rst 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 is Director, REACH CRE (Research Excellence in Aboriginal Child and Adolescent Health). She also 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 Next Gen study will provide expert data to Pathways & Costs. Sandra will also provide general advice on Indigenous health and health services in Policy & Practice.