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- Clinical Research Fellow
- ICH - Paediatric Epidemiology Unit
- Dept of Population Health Sciences
- Faculty of Population Health Sciences
Rachel qualified in Medicine at Edinburgh University in 1991, completed vocational training in General Practice and Community Paediatrics in Edinburgh and London in 1998, and finished specialist training in Public Health in London in 2004. She obtained a Masters in Medical Anthropology (Brunel University) in 1998 and Public Health (LSHTM) in 2004. She holds an Honorary Consultant appointment at Great Ormond St Hospital.
Rachel started working at UCL Institute of Child Health in 2001 and was subsequently awarded an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Health of the Public (2003-2007). Rachel has been Senior Medical Adviser to the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit since 2003, was a member of the NICE Guideline Development Group for Antenatal Care in 2006-2008 and has been an expert member of the London Bloomsbury Research Ethics Committee since 2007.
Rachel's research is concerned with the epidemiology of disorders which have their origins in early childhood. It includes a focus on population surveillance and screening, as well as investigating the impact on children's survival and quality of life of living with chronic conditions such as congenital heart defects, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and primary congenital hypothyroidism.
Rachel has been involved in cross-disciplinary collaborations with paediatric clinical specialists, health economists and statisticians. Her work involves applying a range of epidemiological and qualitative methodologies to explore the role of preventive and clinical management services in achieving health gain for children and their families.
|Honorary Consultant||Great Ormond St Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom|
|2010||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy||University College London|
|2000||MSc||Master of Science||London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|1998||MSc||Master of Science||Brunel University|
|1995||MRCGP||Member of the Royal College of General Practioners||Royal College of General Practioners|
|1994||DCH||Diploma of Child Health||University of Edinburgh|
|1991||MB.ChB||Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery||University of Edinburgh|