Academic Clinical Fellow
PhD, MBBS, BSc
Rachel’s first degree was in Anatomy and Equine Science, leading to a PhD at University College London and the Royal Veterinary College. As a post-doc Rachel worked with the Medical Director of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science setting up translational teams to better streamline research. Rachel left academia to help set up a spin-off company between UCL business and a South Korean company to create a GMP facility growing cells for the NHS and research. After completing that Rachel moved to work for a clinical trial company that provided technological solutions for patient recruitment, retaintment and data acquisition Worldwide. It then became clear that Rachel needed to decide between focusing on the business angle or clinical medicine, and so applied for the graduate medicine degree at Kings College London, spending the next four years retraining as a Doctor. Post-qualification Rachel has particularly enjoyed working in A&E at the Royal London, in central London general practice and in Public Health (Tower Hamlets) looking at issues including women’s health, cancer screening, mental health and loneliness and the complex health needs often associated with deprived communities.
Behaviour including methods to incentivise the individual to improve lifestyle and overall health
Lecturing and supervising medical and veterinary students
Incentivising children (especially girls) to look at science at university