Dr Rachel Feeney

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Business and Law

PhD (University of Queensland), BSpPath (University of Queensland)

Rachel is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and member of the End of Life Research Program within the Australian Centre for Health Law Research. She is a certified practising speech pathologist with clinical experience in palliative care, oncology, intensive care, geriatrics and paediatrics. Rachel's early research focused on speech pathology and allied health topics, and in 2016 she was awarded a PhD on epidemiology and speech pathology. She has extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Since joining QUT in 2015, Rachel has expanded her research scope to include work on end-of-life decision-making, including law, policy and practice. She has a particular interest in the specific legal issues relevant to allied health professionals working in end-of-life care.

Drawing on her clinical experience, Rachel has contributed to the development of training for speech pathologists and allied health professionals on end-of-life law and voluntary assisted dying. She also provided expert peer review on the Queensland Health training "Palliative and End-of-Life Care: the role of Speech Pathology".

Additional information

  • A longitudinal study of medial practitioners' experiences following the commencement of Voluntary Assisted Dying in Queensland |
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Ben White, Professor Lindy Willmott