Professor Sandra Eades is Domain Head Aboriginal Health and Disadvantaged Communities at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute with key expertise in Indigenous child and adolescent health, Indigenous tobacco use and randomized controlled trials in Indigenous health. The Aboriginal Health Domain incorporates a national program of research and related activities with hubs in Melbourne, Alice Springs and Sydney. Professor Eades is a medical epidemiologist and completed her undergraduate medical training at the University of Newcastle and her PhD in epidemiology at the University of Western Australia through the Telethon Kids Institute. Professor Eades has previous research appointments with the Menzies School of Health Research and the Sax Institute in Sydney.
Professor Eades awards include in 2011 Centenary of International Women’s day – listed as one of 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have achieved change in their communities by National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance; 2006 New South Wales Woman of the Year – International Women’s Day; 2003 Bulletin Magazine Smart 100 – Named at one of 10 Health section finalists.