Rachel Coghlan is a public health professional with over 20 years post-qualification experience gained in clinical practice, and in international public health research, policy and advocacy. Rachel’s PhD research is exploring the place of palliative care in humanitarian emergencies and crises, with a focus on armed conflict settings.
Rachel currently works as a palliative care physiotherapist at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem in Melbourne. She is a Board Director of Palliative Care Australia, an Executive Member of Australasian Palliative Link International, a founding member of the Western Pacific Palliative Care Advocacy Network, a member of the Palliative Care in Humanitarian Aid Situations and Emergencies network, and a member of the Australian COVID-19 Palliative Care Working Group.
She loves to write, and recently moved to a little plot of land in country Victoria with her 2 rambunctious sons, husband and friendly chocolate Labrador Billie, where she hopes to be able to breath fresh air and write a little more.