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Dr Rachel Berrisford BSc (Hons) Bacteriology (Edinburgh) MBChB (Edinburgh) MRCPsych (London) Adv Dip Life Coaching Occupational

Main areas of Expertise

·         Occupational Medicine

·         Injury Management

·         Mental Health at Work

·         Weight/Obesity Management

·         Cognitive Impairment/ Ageing workforce

·         Substance Misuse assessments, advice

·         Motivational interviewing

 

Specific Services include

·         Pre-employment Medical assessments

·         Injury Management assessments

·         Fit for work assessments

·         Health surveillance and promotion (physical and psychiatric)

·         Mental Health Fitness for work

 

Dr Berrisford completed her Honours and Medical degree at Edinburgh University before completing her Psychiatric training both in the UK and Western Australia with the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London, attaining her specialist accreditation in 2012. She has worked in community and hospital settings, both in the UK and WA, providing assessment and management in a range of specialties including Drug and Alcohol Disorders, Eating and Weight Disorders, Dementia and Cognitive Decline in the ageing workforce and most recently as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Liaison and Emergency departments focussing on the mental health/physical health interaction.

In Perth she is enrolled in both the Graduate Diploma Programme for Occupational Medicine, Health and Safety and the Bachelor of Laws programme at Edith Cowan University. She is currently an Occupational Medicine Registrar with the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.