Rachel is passionate about working with clients to co-design good questions and use rigorous analytical methods to provide actionable insights for decision makers. Rachel has considerable experience of leading teams and successful analytical and needs assessment projects for a range of public and third sector organisations.
With a Master’s Degree in Public Health many of Rachel’s roles have had a public health intelligence focus – preventing ill-health and reducing health inequalities is a key interest for Rachel. Her experience includes specialist analytical and epidemiological support to strategic transformation partnerships, health and wellbeing boards, public health teams and clinical commissioning groups by providing a robust evidence-base for strategy development and decision-making. This includes joint strategic needs assessments, service evaluations, population health surveillance, health impact assessments, health equity audits and population segmentation.
Rachel’s role in local government allowed her to apply her skills and knowledge to other business areas including economy and skills, adult and children’s social care and community safety where she collaborated with the police and crime commissioner’s office to lead the production of the strategic community safety assessments.
Rachel is proud to be part of the Strategy Unit and enjoys working within a highly skilled, multidisciplinary and successful team which is committed to the values of public service.