Senior Lecturer and co-founder of the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development
Rachel Cowen is a Senior Lecturer and co-founder of the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development, University of Manchester where she is the academic lead for Research Staff and New Academic Staff Development.
She sits on the University Research Staff Development Working Group and University Athena SWAN committee championing equality of opportunity for all staff groupings.
Rachel is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a qualified trainer and executive coach and consults nationally and internationally on researcher and academic staff development programmes with leading institutions and research funders.
Prior to her teaching role Rachel had a research career in the field of oncology working for Cancer Research UK, Pfizer and the University of Manchester.