Rachel Thomas (2017)

Rachel Thomas

Dr Rachel Thomas is a medical doctor and healthcare innovator, with a special interest in mental health. After full recovery from an accident that broke her back and neck, she is focusing on empowering people to increase their wellness – in mental and physical health – through technology.

She studied Medicine and Surgery at Oxford University and is currently completing a Master’s Degree in the Neuroscience and Psychology of Mental Health at Kings College, London. She completed Biomedical Engineering (Hons 1) and Science degrees at Berkeley and Sydney University.

Rachel has written two medical textbooks – Practical Medical Procedures at a Glance, and Medical School at a Glance (Wiley-Blackwell) – as well as multiple articles in the academic and popular press. In 2016, she was named the British Medical Association’s Young Author of the Year.

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