Professor of Speech Pathology, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne and Associate Director Clinical and Population Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Professor Sheena Reilly is Director of Speech Pathology, RCH and Professor of Speech Pathology, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne. Sheena received her B.App.Sc (Speech & Hearing) from Curtin University and a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of London.

Sheena's research focuses on childhood communication problems. Sheena has successfully attracted research funds from a variety of international and national sources and publishes widely. She is regularly invited to deliver keynote speeches and is the Editorial Board of five well-respected journals.

Sheena holds a National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) practitioner fellowship and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences. Sheena is a Fellow of the UK Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and of Speech Pathology Australia. She is an Honorary Research Fellow with the Australian Stuttering Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney and Visiting Professor, Neurosciences Unit, Institute of Child Health, University of London.


  • –present
    Director of Speech Pathology, Royal Children's Hospital
  • –present
    Professor of Speech Pathology, University of Melbourne


    University of London, PhD