Rachel Black

Rachel Black

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Rachel is a rheumatologist and clinician researcher who completed her PhD in 2019 looking at the epidemiology and patient perspectives of glucocorticoid use and adverse effects in rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. Her interests include pharmacoepidemiology and the use of big data to answer research questions directly relevant to her clinical practice in rheumatology.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 - ongoing Consultant Rheumatologist The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    2016 - ongoing Clinical Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2015 - ongoing Consultant Rheumatologist Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2015 Scholarship Arthritis SA/Australian Rheumatology Association (SA) Postgraduate Grant
    2014 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award (The University of Adelaide) The University of Adelaide Australia
    2013 Fellowship Ken Muirden Overseas Training Fellowship Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology, The University of Manchester United Kingdom
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2013 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    1999 - 2004 University of Adelaide Australia MBBS
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2007 - 2012 FRACP Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australia
  • Research Interests

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor The influence of socioeconomic factors on medication use and health outcomes in Australians with rheumatoid arthritis Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Oscar Kenneth Russell
    2021 Co-Supervisor Patient Reported Experience Measures in Australian outpatient rheumatology care Master of Philosophy (Clinical Science) Master Full Time Dr Madeleine Bryant

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