Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Epidemiology – social determinants of health
  • Urban Design
  • Health inequalities – disability
  • Quantitative methods
  • Public health policy

Not available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Jerome Rachele

Jerome is a Lecturer in Public Health and the Course Chair of the Bachelor of Health Sciences in the College of Health and Biomedicine, and a member of the Active Living and Public Health research group in the Institute for Health and Sport. The primary focus of Jerome's research is to improve our understanding of how urban design can reduce health inequalities. He holds honorary appointments in the University of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and the RMIT University Centre for Urban Design.

Jerome completed an undergraduate double-degree in Applied Science (Human Movement Studies) and Education (Secondary) (2010) followed by a PhD (2014) at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Following the completion of his PhD, Jerome worked at Queensland Health, then as a Research Fellow in the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable and Equitable Communities based at the Queensland University of Technology (2014-2015), before moving to Australian Catholic University until the end of 2017. In 2018, Jerome began working as a Research Fellow in the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Disability and Health based at the University of Melbourne. 

Jerome's publication record includes >40 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, one book chapter, seven research reports, and >10 international conference presentations. He currently supervises four PhD students and two Masters sutdents, and has supervised a further two PhD students and two Masters students to completion. He has received several academic awards, including a Vice Chancellor's Performance Award at the Queensland University of Technology (2013), and a Knowledge Translation Award from the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne.

 

Qualifications

  • PhD, Queensland University of Technology, 2014
  • BAppSc (Human Movement Studies), Queensland University of Technology, 2010
  • BEd (Secondary), Queensland University of Technology, 2010

Key publications

Year Citation
2020 Rachele, J., & Gandhi, P. M. (200830). Inclusive information and communication strategies for people with disability: a literature and recommendations for local government in Victoria, Australia.. Melbourne: Victoria University.

doi: 10.0.23.196/m9.figshare.12679190

2019 Rachele, J., Wiesel, I., van, Holstein., de, Vries., Green, C., Bicknell, E., & SCOPE. (190531). A more inclusive City of Melbourne: Easy English version. University of Melbourne.

doi: 10.26188/5cecbad2cc1b6

2019 Rachele, J., Wiesel, I., van, Holstein., de, Vries., Green, C., & Bicknell, E. (190531). Making the City of Melbourne more inclusive for people with disability. The University of Melbourne.

doi: 10.26188/5cecbad2cc1b6

Year Citation
2020 Fortune, N., Badland, H., Clifton, S., Emerson, E., Rachele, J., Stancliffe, R. J., Zhou, Q., & Llewellyn, G. (200601). The Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework: data, data gaps, and policy implications. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 44(3), (227-232).

doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12983

2020 Rachele, J. N., Wiesel, I., van, Holstein., Feretopoulos, V., de, Vries., Green, C., & Bicknell, E. (200501). Feasibility and the care-full just city: Overlaps and contrasts in the views of people with disability and local government officers on social inclusion. Cities, 100

doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2020.102650

2020 Rachele, J. N., Disney, G., Milner, A., Emerson, E., Krnjacki, L., & Kavanagh, A. M. (200101). Violence and Mental Health: Does Disability Make a Difference?. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 31(1),

doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001119

2019 Rachele, J. N., Sugiyama, T., Davies, S., Loh, V. HY., Turrell, G., Carver, A., & Cerin, E. (190701). Neighbourhood built environment and physical function among mid-to-older aged adults: A systematic review. Health and Place, 58

doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.05.015

2019 Ghani, F., Rachele, J. N., Loh, V. H., Washington, S., & Turrell, G. (190601). Do differences in social environments explain gender differences in recreationalwalking across neighbourhoods?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(11),

doi: 10.3390/ijerph16111980

2019 Rachele, J. N., Schmid, C. J., Brown, W. J., Nathan, A., Kamphuis, C. BM., & Turrell, G. (190601). A multilevel study of neighborhood disadvantage, individual socioeconomic position, and body mass index: Exploring cross-level interaction effects. Preventive Medicine Reports, 14

doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100844

2019 Sugiyama, T., Rachele, J. N., Gunn, L. D., Burton, N. W., Brown, W. J., & Turrell, G. (190501). Land use proportion and walking: Application of isometric substitution analysis. Health and Place, 57 (352-357).

doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.12.004

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Not available to supervise research students

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Other supervision of research students

1 Master of Applied Science (Epidemiology) and 1 Master of Public Health (2019) University of Melbourne; 2 Doctor of Philosophy degrees (Associate Supervisor; 2017) Australian Catholic University

Teaching activities & experience

Jerome is the Course Chair of the Bachelor of Health Sciences in the College of Health and Biomedicine, and teaches predominantly into the Master of Public Health. 

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 2018 - Dec 2019
Research Fellow
University of Melbourne
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
Research Fellow
Australian Catholic University
Jun 2015 - Dec 2015
Research Fellow
Queensland University of Technology
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2018 -
Dec 2019
Research Fellow
University of Melbourne
Jan 2016 -
Dec 2017
Research Fellow
Australian Catholic University
Jun 2015 -
Dec 2015
Research Fellow
Queensland University of Technology

Awards

Year Award
2013

Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award - Queensland University of Technology

2019

Knowledge Translation Award - Melbourne School of Population and Global, University of Melbourne

2013

Alumni Award for Academic Excellence - St John’s Anglican College

Keynote and invited speeches

Year Title/Description
2019

Making the city more inclusive for people with disability

Invited to be the keynote speaker at a Community Forum hosted by the City of Melbourne titled “Nothing about us without us”. The focus of the forum was on improving inclusion among people with disability.

Media appearances

22nd October 2019

Radio interview on ABC Melbourne

Interview with Jon Faine on ABC Melbourne about making cities more inclusive for people with disability

24th October 2020

Radio interview on The Pulse Geelong

Interview with Mitchell Dye at The Pulse Geelong about accessibility in cities for people with disability

14th October 2017

Radio interview on 6PR Perth

Interview with Gareth Parker at 6PR Perth about neighbourhood design and ageing

14th September 2015

Radio interview on ABC Brisbane

Interview with Spencer Howson at ABC Brisbane about disadvantage and car use

10th May 2019

Guest on the Inform podcast

Series 2, Episode 1. Advocating for Accessibility. Invited to speak about accessible cities (7:40 – 12:40)