Dr Rachel Milte

Senior Reseach Fellow and Matthew Flinders Fellow

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North Wing
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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.

Qualifications

PhD (2014, Flinders University)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) First Class (2010, Flinders University)

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (2007, Flinders University)

Key responsibilities

Matthew Flinders Senior Research Fellow

Research expertise
Health services research
Nutrition and dietetics
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

Supervisory interests
Health economic evaluation
Health services research
Nutritional health of older adults
Rehabilitation and aged care
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: PhD - Quality of Life Measurement (1), Honours - healthcare preferences for rehabilitation (1)
Completion
Associate supervisor: PhD- Health economics (1)
Publications