Casual Academic

Ms Rachel Rowe

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

Medicine & Health
School of Population Health

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).

School of Population Health, Level 3, Samuels Building, Randwick Campus.
  • Journal articles | 2018
    Rowe R; Ansara YG; Jaworski A; Higgs P; Clare PJ, 2018, 'What is the alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevalence among culturally and linguistically diverse groups in the Australian population? A national study of prevalence, harms, and attitudes', Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Rowe R; Berger I; Copeland J, 2017, '“No pain, no gainz”? Performance and image-enhancing drugs, health effects and information seeking', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, vol. 24, pp. 400 - 408,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Rowe R; Berger I; Yaseen B; Copeland J, 2017, 'Risk and blood-borne virus testing among men who inject image and performance enhancing drugs, Sydney, Australia', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 36, pp. 658 - 666,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Rowe R; Stephenson N, 2016, 'Speculating on health: public health meets finance in ‘health impact bonds’', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 38, pp. 1203 - 1216,

2018 - Scientia Scholarship

Lecturer in Health Promotion and Social Perspectives of Health.