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Professor Sheena Reilly

B App Sc (Curtin), PhD (University of London, UK)

Elected: 2011

Discipline: Social Medicine


Professor Sheena Reilly is the Director of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland at Griffith University.

Professor Reilly specialises in children's speech and language development, with a special interest in disorders of fluency, speech and language.  She is leading a large population study of evolving speech and language impairment and is involved in a number of clinical trials to evaluate interventions.

Main Fields of Activity or Interest

  • Child Development
  • Speech and Language Development and Disorders

Other Fields in which Interested

  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Population Health
  • Gene-Environment Interactions in Language Impairments


Main Teaching, Research or Administrative Posts

  • Menzies Health Institute Queensland - Director (2015 - )
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute - Associate Director, Clinical and Public Health Research (2011 - 2015)
  • University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics, Professor of Speech Pathology (2007 - 2015)
  • Royal Children's Hospital - Professor/Director, Speech Pathology Department (1991 -       )

Fellowships, Honorary Memberships, Special Awards

  • Fellow, Speech Pathology Australia
  • Fellow, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (UK)
  • Honorary at University of Melbourne
  • Honorary at University of Sydney
  • Honorary at University of Child Health, London


Associate Director - Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Professor of Speech Pathology - The University of Melbourne

Professor - Director - Department of Speech Pathology - The Royal Children's Hospital


Contact Information

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