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Dr Tshepo Rasekaba Research Fellow, Rural Aged Care-JRI

Tshepo is a research fellow in the John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research. He is an experienced clinician, health services and patient outcomes researcher and health program evaluator. Tshepo's primary research interest is in chronic disease management, particularly diabetes, and exploring how digital health can improve health service access and impact outcomes. He has strengths in research and evaluation design, quantitative data analysis, linkage datasets, and evidence review. His previous work includes research and evaluation of chronic disease management programs, Hospital Admissions Risk Program, designing and evaluating a telehealth service intervention for gestational diabetes, development and implementation of model for state-wide patient safety and hospital quality monitoring for the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria and South Australian Department of Health, collaborative research and evaluation of chronic condition model of care for Rural Northwest health and Royal Flying Doctors Victoria Telehealth Specialist Service and he led evidence review in a project developing a clinical practice guideline for Australian general practitioners to manage work-related mental health conditions, launched in 2019.

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