Arts-based methodologies in business education and research. The embodied learner. The shaping of personal, professional and social identities. Narrative discourse and women in leadership.
Rachel is Associate Professor of Creative Business Education, located in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation group. She is National Teaching Fellow (NTF), Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), Fellow of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA) and holds a Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence (WATE).
In 2009, Rachel was awarded a prestigious Creativity and Performance in Teaching and Learning (CAPITAL) Creative Fellowship, pivotal in driving the academic content of the nationally successful Royal Shakespeare Company Learning Performance Network accredited programmes. This lead to her work with the RSC Learning Performance Network and delivery of the PG Award in Teaching Shakespeare, prior to becoming the Academic Director for the international distance learning programme Teaching Shakespeare on-line (2011-2016).
Her career in Higher Education began in the Drama and Theatre Education Department at Warwick during which time she grew and led a nationally respected Initial Teacher Education programme for Drama and English teachers, prior to being appointed as a founder member of WBS Create.