Prior to 2010, Dr Rachael has worked across many psychology positions with infants, children, adolescents, adults and families across a variety of settings, including:
- Royal Children’s Hospital (Brisbane) – Dr Rachael was employed at the RCH for 13 years, including 9 years in the role of Senior Clinical, Educational and Developmental Psychologist and Head of Department for the RCH Outpatients Department Psychology Service.
- RCH Child Development Clinic - diagnostic clinic for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and co-morbid medical conditions.
- RCH Cochlear Implant Program - for children with severe and profound hearing impairments.
- Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (QPRS) – A service for children with acquired brain injuries.
- Adolescent Mental Health Unit, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital – a service for young people with acute mental health issues.
- Queensland Cerebral Palsy League – A service for people with cerebral palsy and other severe neurological disabilities.
- Numerous schools and pre-schools – Consultation and diagnostic assessment.
Dr Rachael has also been a co-researcher and co-author on numerous research projects undertaken at the Royal Children’s Hospital, including:
- Neurodevelopmental delays
- Autism, ADHD and other neurodevelopment disorders
- Hearing Impairment
- Paediatric cochlear implantation
- Phenylketoneuria (PKU)
- Cleft Palate
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Paediatric cancer
- Genetic disorders
Dr Rachael has also been involved in numerous University-based research projects, including:
- School-readiness assessment for children with Neurodevelopmental disorders (Doctoral dissertation).
- Dynamic Assessment and Intervention methods for students with learning and developmental difficulties.
- Parent perceptions of paediatric cochlear implantation.
- Accelerated Learning methods for children with specific learning difficulties.
- Behavioural Family Intervention and the Triple P Positive Parenting Program.
After 2010, and since moving to Ballarat, Dr Rachael has worked for:
- Pearson Clinical and Talent Assessment – Dr Rachael was a major contributing examiner for the Australian and New Zealand WISC-V and WIAT-III norming and standardisation project to develop new cognitive and educational assessments for use by psychologists. (Dr Rachael was also involved in the WISC-IV standardisation project whilst working at RCH).
- Dr Rachael was also involved with the Bayley Scales of Infant Development - 4th Edition (BSID-4) norming and standardisation project. The BSID-4 is a comprehensive cognitive and developmental assessment for infants and toddlers.
Currently, Dr Rachael works in:
- Private Practice
- Providing outreach to rural areas in Central and Western Victoria