Rachel is a geneticist with a passion for communicating scientific ideas. She joined the MIC in 2018 and was appointed as our Communications and Engagement Manager in 2022. She has a PhD in Genetics from the University of Birmingham and 12 years’ postdoctoral research experience at University of Edinburgh and Newcastle University. Over her academic career Rachel applied her genetics knowledge to advance different fields of medical research including haematology, breast and ovarian cancer and female infertility. As well as research she gained experience in a variety of activities including public engagement and teaching.
Her work at the MIC includes: developing and managing content for our website, social media and newsletters; organising training courses; supporting grant writing, reporting and project work and engaging with our collaborators including patients, the public and health technology industry. She sees her role in the MIC as a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the processes involved in evaluating diagnostic tests and help facilitate and communicate the wide breadth of MIC activities being undertaken regionally, nationally and beyond.
• You need communications advice and support • You want advice on how to use NIHR and NIHR Newcastle MIC branding • You have content for social media or the website • You need materials produced to support your MIC supported activity, such as publications and brochures • You need to discuss press opportunities, including liaison with the Trust and University Press Office teams