Rachel is a student in the Master Ergonomics, Safety and Health course at La Trobe University. This research is from her course Thesis work. She has a Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy and a Graduate Certificate in Ergonomics Safety and Health.
Rachel commenced at VICSES in 2014, as Injury Management Consultant. She has previously worked with work-related and other injuries and illness, through WorkCover Vic, Comcare and Self Insurance schemes, and physical and psychological injuries, in both small and large employers. She introduced an early intervention approach to injury management at VICSES to assist with maximising function, establishing a return to life approach, to support staff and volunteers to return to a full life following an injury.
In January 2020 Rachel commenced in the role of Manager Mental Health and Wellbeing and developed a Mental Health framework to support the organisation to achieve its vision of a mentally healthy workplace. She has a keen focus on the systematic management of mental wellbeing in the workplace and continues to work with all members to develop a shared responsibility and accountability to support mental wellbeing.