Rachel Dodd

Rachel Dodd


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External Roles and Professional Activities

Rachel is an Industry Professional bringing workplace practices to teaching. Her 20 years expertise spans Corporate Communications, Marketing, Branding & PR, working at a strategic level across IT, Telecommunications, Retail, FMCG and Education sectors. Additionally, she runs a community interest company aiming to raise aspirations of young people. Rachel’s academic focus includes improving T&L via process-based delivery model research (shared at Advance HE symposium 9/112022), developing a digital-future-ready degree apprenticeship course, CPD industry focused courses, creating sharable digital teaching & learning materials which embrace communication design and pedagogy reflecting her role as Adobe Creative Campus Lead.


With previous experience of running her own results-focused communications consultancy, she also brings a broad set of industry experiences including Design, Digital Training and background in Architecture and Design.

Academic Biography

Rachel is working in these areas:

  • Developing a future-ready workplace-based degree apprenticeship course.
  • Developing short 16-week CPD industry focused courses to plug business needs.
  • Improving Teaching and Learning process-based delivery models (Using Active Research experiments aiming to deliver student and colleague benefits) shared at conferences: Three Rivers Conferene June 2022, Teesside University Future Facing Learning Conference June 2022 and Advance HE Symposium 9th Nov 2022.
  • Creating shared teaching materials which embrace communication, design and pedagogic principles to maximise efficiency.
  • Ensuring courses embrace digital literacy and inclusion.
  • Adobe Creative Campus Lead.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Fellow of Advance HE, Advance HE

1 Jan 202012 Oct 2022

Award Date: 12 Oct 2022

Master, FIne Art (Digital Media) Distinction, Teesside University

Award Date: 16 Jul 2018

External positions

Co-Chair Yarm Business Forum

1 Oct 2018 → …

Director Rivershack CIC

12 Feb 2014 → …


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