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Sandra EADES

Born: 1967

Aboriginal or Torrest Stait Islander: Yes

Special Achievements:

The University of Newcastle's first Aboriginal medical graduate, she is one of only approximately 50 Aboriginal doctors practicing in Australia. Dr Eades is also Australia's first Aboriginal medical practitioner with a Doctorate of Philosophy (awarded by University of Western Australia in 2004) for her investigation of the health of Aboriginal women and children in the Perth area. After several years as a General Practitioner in Aboriginal communities in Western Australia she moved into public health research.

2004 - Awarded Doctorate of Philosophy, Western Australia.

Additional Information:

"As of March 2020 she is Dean of Medicine at Curtin University."

2005 - Deadly award for Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, which she dedicated to her three-year-old child.

2006 - New South Wales Woman of the Year. Nominated by Frank Sartor, the Minister for Science and Medical Research.

2014 - Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAHMS).

2015 - Inaugural winner, Lowitja Institute Cranlana Award.

2020 - Elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA).