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.
Rachel's area of expertise are:
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.