Andrew Reid is a Research Officer at the Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation (CHETRE). When he first joined CHETRE, in 2017, Andrew was the Research Lead on the Hospital Entrance Re-Development Evaluation (HERE) Project for Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales (NSW). He supports the organisation’s work around developing a conceptual framework and stakeholder engagement for a Healthy Airport for Sydney’s second proposed airport at Badgerys Creek. However, these days, Andrew mainly works on projects within the Locational Disadvantage Stream, including Community STaR (Community Service for Training and Research), which involves outreaching from Miller, NSW. Prior to CHETRE, Andrew worked as a Health Promotion Officer for South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) Primary and Community Health, from 2011 to 2017, where he was responsible for managing, developing, implementing, and evaluating a wide range of health promotion programs and activities, at The HUB Community Health Centre, in Miller. In recognition of this work, in 2014, he was awarded the highly prestigious SWSRAC Award for Best Practice Initiative Working with Pacific Communities in South West Sydney. Andrew has over fourteen years of community development experience working in Government and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) across Sydney’s diverse and disadvantaged populations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and Politics from the University of Western Sydney (UWS), a Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations from Macquarie University (Macq), a Master of Politics and Public Policy from Macquarie University (Macq), a Master of International Public Health and a Master of Public Health from the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
What sparked your interest in health equity?
I was and still am greatly influenced by the Late Dr Martin Luther King when he said “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”