Dr Rachel Thorpe
Rachel is a social researcher, who uses qualitative approaches to gain insights into the meanings of behaviour and how they change over time — including blood and plasma donation. At the moment, that means looking at donor behaviour and finding ways to recruit and keep donors.
She completed her PhD in Sociology at La Trobe University in 2015, and worked in HIV social research, gender, sexuality and aging before joining Lifeblood.
- International Sociological Association
- The Australian Sociological Association
- Australian Association of Gerontology