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Rachel Stocker
Research Fellow (Trial Coordinator)



Rachel joined York Trials Unit as a Research Fellow (Trial Coordinator), and is currently coordinating the NEWSiCH Trial. Rachel is a health services researcher with a background in health psychology. Her particular interests are in chronic and/or life-limiting conditions (particularly heart failure and diabetes), ageing and the wellbeing of older adults, palliative and end of life care, the boundary of NHS and social care, and experiences/outcomes for patients, families and staff.

Rachel works with several UK collaborators, including Newcastle University.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Duhram University
  • Masters in Health Psychology, Teeside University
  • BSc Psychology with Criminology, Leeds Beckett University



Rachel's area of expertise are:

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Health services research
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Care home and social care research
  • Patient and public involvement
  • Integrated care
  • Health policy
  • Heart failure
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Palliative and end of life care
  • Health psychology
  • Systematic reviewing

Rachel has experience of involving patients and the public in research at all stages of the research cycle, including idea generation, design, analysis, and publication/dissemination. She also has an interest in health and social care policy, and has previously worked in a policy role (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology), influencing Government and wider policy agendas.


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Dr Rachel Stocker
Research Fellow (Trial Coordinatior)

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