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Rachel’s research interests include the interplay between older people’s psychosocial and physical health and how older people interact with health systems.

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Rachel is a Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Health at Torrens University. She has more than 20 years’ experience working in the health field, as a researcher, planner and consultant to all levels of government and the private and not-for-profit sectors. She leads the IMPAACT Project, a three-year funded MRFF project seeking to improve the involvement of older people in policy discussions about screening for common health conditions.  As a former member of the NHMRC CRE for Frailty and Healthy Ageing, Rachel co-authored several publications on frailty, including one of the largest diagnostic test accuracy studies conducted within general practice to date. She is also a Committee Member for the Australian Association of Gerontology’s South Australian Division, and has been awarded Distinguished Membership of the Association.

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Education/Academic qualification

Public Health, PhD

Award Date: 28 Feb 2020

Arts (Honours), Bachelor

Information Studies (Librarianship), Master

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