Mrs Raechel Damarell

Casual Professional

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Flinders Medical Centre (4W330)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Raechel Damarell is a PhD candidate in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, exploring general practitioner experiences of managing patients with multimorbidity and a life-limiting illness. She also provides research assistance to projects on digital health in palliative care for the Centre for Research Excellence in End of Life Care.

Raechel was previously a health librarian with Flinders University Library, based at the Gus Fraenkel Medical Library, FMC. She has also been employed as a Research Officer with the Australian Knowledge Network in palliative care (CareSearch) and as an Investigator with the specialist research group Flinders Filters. Her research work has included major bibliometric projects with Cancer Council Australia, EviQ (Cancer Institute of NSW), the Lowitja Institute, PHCRIS, International Foundation for Integrated Care, and Sexual Health & Family Planning Australia (SH&FPA).


BA, Grad Dip Info Stud, A.Mus.A.

Honours, awards and grants

2016 Anne Harrison Award (ALIA Health Libraries Australia)

2017 Vice President and Dean Award for Research (all other researchers), College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Key responsibilities
  • Affiliated with Flinders Filters, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University
  • Faculty member, Australian Evidence Based Practice Librarians' Institute
  • Management Committee, Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying, Flinders University
  • Member, PC4 Early Career Researcher Network
Research expertise
Health professional education
Health services research
Research interests

Conference posters

Lewis S, Tieman J, Damarell R, Trenerry C. Integrated Care Search: Fast and reliable access to integrated care research. [Poster] 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care, 2017 Nov 6-8, Brisbane, Australia.

Tieman J, Damarell R. What are search filters and how and why do I use them? [Poster] Palliative Care Nurses Conference, 2012 Dec 10-11; Melbourne, Australia.

Damarell R, Tieman JJ, Olver I, Currow DC. Lung cancer search filters: Connecting to the evidence. [Poster] Clinical Oncological Society Australia, 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2011 Nov 15-17; Perth, Australia.

Damarell R, Tieman JJ. Text analysis tools for information retrieval. [Workshop] 19th Cochrane Colloquium, 2011 Oct 19-22; Madrid, Spain.

Damarell R, Tieman J, Sladek R, Davidson P. The CareSearch Heart Failure Filter and PubMed Topic Searches. Australian Palliative Care Conference, 2011 30 Aug-2 Sep; Cairns, Australia.

Teaching interests

Evidence Based Medicine/Practice (EBM and EBP), health database searching, systematic review methodology, critical appraisal.


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