Rachel is a Research Fellow with the Primary Care and Research Centre and School of Psychology at the University of Southampton.
She has recently completed her PhD which was a mixed-methods study exploring beliefs, attitudes, and intentions towards long-term antidepressant use for people with depression in primary care.
Rachel's research interests are in the self-management of long-term conditions, in particular long-term depression; and patient-GP communication in primary care settings.
Rachel has expertise in qualitative methods, particularly in conducting interviews and using reflexive thematic analysis. Much of her research experience has been working on randomised controlled trials in primary care.
- Primary care
- Health psychology
- Qualitative methods
- GP-patient communication
Rachel's PhD was a mixed-methods study exploring beliefs, attitudes, and behavioural intentions towards long-term antidepressant use for people with depression in primary care.
Up until October 2021, Rachel was the Deputy Programme Lead for the MSc Public Health within the Faculty of medicine. She was also the Module lead for Qualitative Methods in Public Health, and Professional Development Skills modules.
Rachel has supervised both undergraduate and masters level students, and is a personal academic tutor.
Rachel would like to apply for lecturing posts in the future.