Rachel has a background in nursing and graduated from the University of York with a first degree in Health Sciences in 2004. Prior to joining the University of York in 2007, she completed a scholarship program at the University of Sheffield and was a visiting scholar at the global headquarters of Merck & Co, Inc. in the USA. Rachel subsequently completed her PhD in Health Sciences at the University of York in 2012. She has worked on several projects including methods of screening maternal depression, older adult mental health and maternal exposure to second-hand smoke. Rachel joined SPRU in 2014.
- BSC Health Sciences (Hons First Class), University of York
- MSc Health Services Research & Technology Assessment, University of Sheffield,
- PhD Health Sciences, University of York
Current / recently completed research
The MoRE project: models of reablement evaluation: a mixed methods evaluation of a complex interventionOctober 2014 - July 2017
This mixed-methods study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different ways of providing reablement in England.
The INSIGHT project: Isolation and loneliness for people with sight loss in care homesAugust 2017 - April 2019
This study will explore current provision for the identification and prevention of loneliness and social isolation in older people with sight loss in care homes.