Rachel Dodd

Rachel Dodd


Personal profile

External Roles and Professional Activities

Accomplished industry professional dedicated to integrating workplace practices into teaching. With 20 years of expertise in Corporate Communications, Marketing, Branding, and PR, I operate at a strategic level across various sectors, including IT, Telecommunications, Retail, FMCG, and Education.


Since 2013, I have also led a community interest company focused on raising the aspirations of young people.


My academic focus is improving Learning & Teaching via innovative digital technology and applying professional/work-based best-practice to academia. Highlights include:


  • Delivering Active Research project (a process-based delivery model first shared at Advance HE symposium 9/11/2022);
  • Developing digital-future-ready degree apprenticeships and industry focused CPD courses;
  • Creating sharable digital teaching & learning materials which embrace communication design and pedagogy;
  • Adobe Advocate and Adobe Champion as Adobe Creative Campus Lead; Leading role in implementing a new Interdisciplinary teaching model as part of a new UG & PG framework;
  • Spearheading partnerships with business partners, Adobe and other Adobe Creative Campuses;
  • Delivering a multiple course and portfolio development programme including new UG and PG framework, Degree apprenticeships and International franchises.

Voluntary Roles 2014-2018

  • River Tees Rediscovered, part of Steering Group and Chair-in-waiting
  • Tees Valley Arts, Part of Advisory committee
  • Tees Valley Combined Authority, Ambassador

Academic Biography

Rachel is working in these areas:

Education/Academic qualification

Master, PGCLTHE, Teesside University

20 Jan 202110 May 2023

Award Date: 17 Jul 2023

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 201412 Feb 2024


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