Rachel is an occupational therapist with experience as a clinician, researcher, project manager and service transformation lead. She has held various positions in the mental health sector, including eating disorders, in both Australia and the United Kingdom.
Currently, Rachel is employed as the Senior Occupational Therapy Advisor for North Western Mental Health in Melbourne, Victoria. In this position she is responsible for professional leadership and
strategic oversight of the discipline. In addition, she has an academic role at Deakin University and is a PhD researcher. She has previously held specialist roles in eating disorders, including eight years at the
Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders.
She has been involved in leading service transformation, driving culture change, and building workforce capability. Rachel is a systems thinker and has a particular interest in how the structure of health services impact on a person’s ability to receive the right treatment at the right time.