Rachelle Bonner


Miss Rachelle Warner is a toxicologist and environmental risk assessor educated at the University of Sydney and RMIT University in Melbourne. Her career within Defence has included Senior Departmental Liaison Officer to the Minister for Defence, Director of the Defence Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, occupational medicine, personnel operations in Army and HQJOC, and Commissions and Boards of Inquiry for CDF. Rachelle is a CBRN Medical Officer who has lectured on Toxic Industrial Chemicals on this course and on Injury Prevention and Risk Assessment at the ADF PTI School. Rachelle also has some experience in international and operations law, including as an adviser to Defence regarding health threat assessments of new weaponry. She is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Adelaide School of Medicine under Prof Michael Davies and A/Prof Susan Neuhaus studying the effects of deployment on the reproductive health of ADF veterans. Her research interests are broad - she was an associate investigator on the Jet Fuel Exposure Syndrome Study and has previously studied the effects of jet fuel and noise on the central auditory nervous system, the effects of prenatal exposure to toluene on foetal development and the genotoxic and mutagenic effects of herbal medicines.