Dr Rachel Hughes

Dr Rachel Hughes (BMed, FRACGP, FACRRM, FAChPM) Director Palliative Care


Dr Rachel Hughes is a palliative medicine specialist with a background in rural and remote primary care and aeromedical retrieval. Rachel is currently working in partnership across a number of co-design projects locally and regionally to improve access of patients and carers to needs based palliative care. Her current research projects include adolescent and young adult palliative care, palliative care input into residential aged care facilities, exploring a model of enhanced palliative care for community patients to enable care at home and design and implementation of a structured palliative care education curriculum in health care settings.


Palliative Care

Research Areas

Optimising palliative care for all, Adolescent and young adult palliative care, Palliative care education

Publications / Achievements

More information about Dr Rachel Hughes’ academic achievements and publications can be found here:


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