Professor Jenny Reath
MBBS, Dip RANZCOG,F RACGP, M Med (by research)
Professor Reath is the Peter Brennan Foundation Chair of the Department of General Practice, Western Sydney University. She also practices as a GP in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled health services. Prof Reath has research experience related to General Practice, Indigenous health, also educational interventions and policy frameworks. Prof Reath is CI on an NHMRC funded randomised controlled trial of treatment of acute otitis media in urban Aboriginal children. Professor Reath has developed, led implementation of and evaluated national policy frameworks in Indigenous education for General Practice vocational trainees. Her Masters of Medicine was based on a rapid assessment community diagnosis model of health needs assessment which was the first phase of development of a women’s health program on the Pitjantjatjara Lands of South Australia. Professor Reath has also developed and led a multisite pilot of strategies for improving screening for breast and cervical cancer in Aboriginal women.
Professor Reath presents regularly at national conferences, has authored a number of peer reviewed publications with others currently in press. She is a regular reviewer for Australian and international medical journals. Prof Reath is a member of the international advisory board for a new medical school in Nepal, also on the Boards of the Nepean and Blue Mountains Local Hospital Network and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Faculty. From 2009 until 2017, Professor Reath was a member of the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council Human Research Ethics Committee.