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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.

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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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