Rachel Handforth is currently working on the development and delivery of a training programme for doctoral students and supervisors involved in the Co(l)laboratory programme, an 8 year, £5.1m project that will train students and Citizen Scientists through a programme of locally relevant, challenge-based research, guided by local communities. Rachel is a higher education researcher with interests in gender, doctoral education and doctoral graduates’ career destinations.
Rachel Handforth joined NTU as Senior Lecturer in Doctoral Education and Civic Engagement in January 2023. Rachel is an experienced researcher, evaluator, and project manager with a current focus on researcher development. Previously a Research Fellow in the Sheffield Institute for Education at Sheffield Hallam University, and Research and Evaluation Manager at the Careers Research and Advisory Centre, she has undertaken a range of commissioned research and evaluation projects within the higher education sector for clients including the Office for Students, DfE and the Royal Society.
Dr Rachel Handforth is a higher education researcher with interests in gender inequalities in HE, doctoral education and doctoral graduates’ career destinations.
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