Rachel Rossiter

Associate Professor, Doctor of Health Science, Aspro

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1998 …2024

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Personal profile

Personal profile

As a clinician, academic and researcher, Rachel’s work focuses on building health professional capacity for advanced practice in a range of different contexts.  Her work is informed by wide-ranging clinical experience across several decades, including primary health care in Madagascar and the Solomon Islands and clinical, teaching and research experience in public health, primary health care and mental health settings in urban and rural areas of New South Wales, Australia.


Rachel has extensive experience in curriculum design, subject and course development at several universities, including University of Newcastle, University of Sharjah, and now at Charles Sturt University. She has developed and taught a range of subjects in Master of Nursing and Nurse Practitioner courses. 

Research Interests

Research activities in Australia, Thailand, Egypt, East Africa, and the United Arab Emirates have incorporated capacity building activities in cross-cultural settings, health promotion and early intervention, mindfulness-based interventions, developing health professional capacity for advanced practice, mental health literacy and mental health workforce development.

Since 2017, Rachel’s research has included a series of collaborative research projects focused on developing and evaluating specialist Movement Disorder Nurse positions in rural and regional New South Wales.

Professional Information

Rachel is a fellow of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses. and is credentialed as a mental health nurse.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Tertiary Education, Graduate Certificate in the Practice of Tertiary Teaching, Coursework qualification, University of Newcastle

Award Date: 10 Dec 2012

Health Science, Doctor of Health Science, Exploring the Experience of Dialectical Behaviour Therapists: Challenging Therapeutic Pessimism Related to Borderline Personality Disorder , The University of Sydney

Award Date: 03 Apr 2009

Nursing, Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), University of Newcastle

Award Date: 02 Sept 2003

Counselling, Master of Counselling, University of New England

Award Date: 15 Oct 2001

Counselling, Bachelor of Counselling, University of New England

Award Date: 02 Apr 1998

Nursing, Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing), Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 19 Apr 1996

External positions

Founding member, Health Promotion Research Group, University of Sharjah

2015 → …

Credentialed mental health nurse (CMHN), Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.

01 Jan 200731 Jul 2025

Subject keywords

  • qualitative research
  • advanced nursing practice
  • Parkinson's disease
  • realist evaluation
  • health service evaluation
  • capacity building
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • rural health


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