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    Rachel has taught English and Classical Civilisation in the secondary and tertiary sectors, and now trains English teachers on the Secondary PGCE, as well as leading the University's new PGCE with iQTS.


    Rachel lead on the Secondary English PGCE module, The Effective English Teacher: Explorations in Method, Policy, and Theory.

    Research interests

    Research interests focus upon the research engagement of teaching practitioners, using inclusive mixed-methods such as user-focused evaluation. Other areas of research are in social justice in education, particulary with regards to young carers. 

    External engagement

    Rachel is a member of the Chartered College of Teaching, and is a governor in a primary school. 

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Education, PhD, Understanding research engagement in England’s evidence-informed teaching profession : a ‘3D’ view, Liverpool John Moores University


    Award Date: 1 Aug 2020

    Other positions

    Governor, Holy Cross and All Saints RC Primary School

    13 Oct 2017 → …


    • L Education
    • Research-engagement
    • P Language and Literature
    • D History General and Old World
    • Classical Studies

    Research Groups

    • Inclusion, Diversity and Identity Research Network (Education)
    • Higher Education Research Network


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