Rachel Hale

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Rachel Hale is a Research Associate at Cardiff University and at the University of the West of England. She is a medical sociologist and is particularly interested in science and technology study approaches.

At Cardiff University, Rachel is currently working on a Tenovus funded project with Dr. Sally Anstey, looking at what nurses and allied health professionals need to know about cancer survivorship. She has also worked on infection prevention and control, end of life care and dentistry projects while at Cardiff University.
At the University of the West of England, Rachel is working with Prof. Julie Kent on an NIHR funded study looking at what diverse patient, donor and public groups think about the use of innovative blood cell therapies.

Rachel is currently completing a PhD at the University of Nottingham supervised by Prof. Jonathan Van Tam and Prof. Robert Dingwall and has conducted an actor-network theory (ANT) analysis of the healthcare worker immunisation programme in Wales. Rachel is also an external consultant for the World Health Organisation’s Tailoring Influenza Immunisation (TIP FLU) programme.