Dr Rachel Milte

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Dr Rachel Milte is an Matthew Flinders Senior Research Fellow in the Health and Social Care Economics Group, College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She also holds an adjunct Research Fellow position at University of South Australia.  

With training in health, research methodology and economics, Dr Milte has established a career in health economics with particular strength and focus on understanding the €˜value' to consumers of health and aged care services. Her contributions to the field so far have included developing a mixed methods approach incorporating qualitative and discrete choice experiments (DCE) to understand the preferences of older adults and their informal carers for aged care and health services.

Additionally, Dr Milte regularly undertake economic evaluations alongside clinical trials, particularly focusing on interventions aiming to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of specialised patient populations such as rehabilitation patients with complex needs, frail older adults, adults living with severe mental illness, and indigenous Australians living with dementia. Her current work includes leading the economic evaluations for multiple NHMRC funded research projects.

Research Interests

Aged care

Nutrition and dietary interventions for older adults

Restorative models of care for older adults (including those with cognitive impairment)

Health care costs and economic evaluation of healthcare interventions


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