About Me

Hi, welcome to my website!

My name is Rachel (she/they), and I am an Educational researcher and Lecturer in the School of Education at Durham University. I currently teach on modules looking at educational research methods, contemporary issues and evidence, primary science, and PGCE modules. I am also the Programme Director for the Master of Professional Practice (MProf), and I supervise taught Masters dissertations.

Prior to my role at Durham, I was the module convenor and lead tutor for the Maths and Chemistry modules in the Department for Lifelong Learning at Sheffield University where I taught mainly-mature widening participation students.

While working at Sheffield, I completed a part-time PhD in Education titled “Technology and technology-enhanced learning: Age differences in use and attitudes”. I’m also a journal reviewer, and lover of learning, education, and Yorkshire Tea!

I also run a YouTube channel with over 1 million views (and counting) where I put up free maths and science videos: Science Made Simple