Rachel completed her training at the West Suffolk Hospital (WSH) in 1987 and worked predominantly in Acute medicine and rehabilitation as a Staff Nurse and Ward Manager. In 2003 this was followed by a move into the Nursing Directorate as a Clinical Practice Facilitator (CPF), supporting learning in practice. This role then developed further encompassing a broader educational perspective to include the coordination and organisation of a range of clinical education programmes and specific project work. During this time Rachel studied for a Bsc(Hons) degree in Nursing Practice at Suffolk College and an MA Leadership and Innovation in Health and Social Care. Rachel joined the University as Senior Lecturer: Practice Learning and Development in 2010.
Teaching and Other Responsibilities
Rachel is part of the Preparation for Mentorship team and has a keen interest in developing learning in practice and mentorship. She also contributes to the delivery of the MA Leadership and Service Innovation course, teaching on leadership, management and communication across foundation degrees, pre and post registration, and post graduate courses.
Research Interests and Publications
Rachel's Masters dissertation explored sustaining change; she is currently involved in a project exploring evaluation of placement experience.