Rachael's work focuses on the effects of enviornment and climate on health, particularly links between vitamin D metabolism, sun exposure and related health. She is also interested in the intersection of human, animal and enviornmental health (one health).
Before joining NCEPH in 2017, Rachael completed her PhD with Scibus and the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, Australia, including collaboration with the University of Florida, FL. This work is focused on linkages between cattle nutrition with reproduction and health in the transition period, and effects of vitamin D supplementation in dairy cattle. Rachael has previously worked in sustainable agriculture policy and completed a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience in 2010 with honours (first class) in reproduction.