MPH, BA (Communications & International Studies), Hons (1st class).
Rachel Rowe is a lecturer in Health Promotion and Social Perspectives of Health and a Scientia Scholar (PhD candidate) in the School of Population Health.
Rachel has published research in the fields of sociology of health and illness, harm reduction, epidemiology, and psychosocial interventions in substance use and mental health. She has forthcoming work in social studies of technology.
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.
Research interests include: risk, prevention and harm reduction, economic sociology, social reproduction and the politics of public health and epidemiology.
Professional association memberships include: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA).
2018 - Scientia Scholarship