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Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2021
Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2021
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Rachel Coghlan [Panel Chair]

PhD Candidate, Centre for Humanitarian Leadership Physiotherapist, Palliative Care Board Member, Palliative Care Australia


Professional Bio

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 is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy at the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, Deakin University. Her 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 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 lives in Melbourne with her 2 rambunctious sons, husband and friendly chocolate Labrador Billie.

International Plenary Session: DAY 3 (9 Sept), 10:00am AEST
Working together for better palliative care: What would true international collaboration with impact look like?

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