Rachel Linehan is a research assistant on the Safe Nurse Staffing research project. She holds a primary degree in History and Geography. A keen interest in the topics of health and climate change in geography led to further studies in the MA Health and Society in University College Cork. Public health, philosophy and psychology modules were some of the main components of the degree. She completed a work-based dissertation in relation to pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccine, examining human rights issues and health impacts. Rachel’s responsibilities include data collection and analysis, as well as contact with the Long-term Residential Care Settings in the study.