Casual Academic

Ms Rachel Rowe

MPH, BA (Communications & International Studies), Hons (1st class).

Medicine & Health
School of Population Health

Rachel Rowe is a Scientia Scholar (PhD candidate) and sessional teaching and research staff at UNSW.

Rachel has published research in the fields of sociology of health and illness, social studies of technology, harm reduction, epidemiology, and psychosocial interventions in substance use and mental health.

Rachel’s doctoral research (current) examines the relationship between public health and economic rationales of risk, as observed through the growing interest in using Big Data in the domain of disease surveillance and prevention. Her research critically explores risk calculation in the history of public health and considers how new technologies change our understanding of health and disease risk.

Her research interests include: risk and financialisation, prevention and harm reduction, economic sociology, social reproduction and the politics of public health and epidemiology.

Rachel is a member of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and serves on the NSW Branch Committee of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA).

School of Population Health, Level 3, Samuels Building, Randwick Campus.

2018 - Scientia Scholarship

My Teaching

Lecturer in Health Promotion and Social Perspectives of Health.