Mental Health Nurse
Rachael is a credentialed mental health nurse and PhD candidate with a passion for suicide prevention. Her experience spans acute inpatient mental health care, community clinical care, development and delivery of education (both tertiary and clinical), clinical supervision, and program development and leadership.
In addition to working as a senior clinician within a suicide prevention service Rachael is completing her PhD at The University of Melbourne. Her research involves positioning those with a lived experience of suicide as experts in their experiences, amplifying their voices to meaningfully extend the current prevention agenda.
Rachael has advanced skills in suicide risk assessment, therapeutic interview skills, formulation and safety planning and works with a lens of trauma-informed, person-centred care. The expertise of those with lived experience play a significant part in both Rachael’s research and her clinical role.
Rachael has experience across multidisciplinary teams and is happy to provide flexible supervision based on goals driven by the supervisee, within a framework of person-centredness.
- Bachelor of Applied Science, Psychology
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Graduate Diploma of Mental Health
- Master of Mental Health Nursing
Registration & Memberships
- AHPRA Registered Nurse
- Credentialed Mental Health Nurse, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
- Member International Association for Suicide Prevention