• 70 Citations
  • 5 h-Index

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Research Interests

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

Personal profile

Rachel is a Research Fellow and PhD Candidate 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. Her current research focuses on the implementation of frailty screening within Australian general practice, the relationship between frailty and mental health and exploring how older people interact with the health system.  As a member of the NHMRC CRE for Frailty and Healthy Ageing, Rachel has co-authored several publications on frailty, including one of the largest diagnostic test accuracy studies conducted within general practice to date. She also convenes the Australian Association of Gerontology’s (AAG) SECG Professional Development and Events Working Group, and is an active member of the Association.


Education/Academic qualification

Arts (Honours), Bachelor

Information Studies (Librarianship), Master

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Research Output

  • 70 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Editorial
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Feasibility and acceptability of commonly used screening instruments to identify frailty among community-dwelling older people: A mixed methods study

    Ambagtsheer, R. C., Archibald, M. M., Lawless, M., Kitson, A. & Beilby, J., 22 Apr 2020, In : BMC Geriatrics. 20, 1, 152.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Frailty and Seasonality

    Dent, E., Ambagtsheer, R. C., Beilby, J. & Stewart, S., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access

    Older adults' understandings and perspectives on frailty in community and residential aged care: an interpretive description

    Archibald, M., Lawless, M., Ambagtsheer, R. C. & Kitson, A., 18 Mar 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 3, p. e035339

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)