Rachel Hawley has recently joined the Community and Health Research Unit. Rachel was previously based at Sheffield Hallam University. She has 25 years’ experience of working with a wide range of public sector organisations at local, regional and national and European levels where patient, public and learner engagement have extensively underpinned her experience. Holding a Master’s degree in Coaching and Mentoring from Sheffield Business School she is currently working towards my Doctorate in Professional Studies.
As researcher, coach, lecturer and author with teaching experience in the fields of healthcare leadership and management she has experience of managing high profile national projects, skilled in providing expert consultancy, leading organisational and cultural change in complex organisations with a proven track record of working through ambiguity to develop and translate national policy into local goals and practice. Her personal and organisational approach is underpinned by collaborative style, working with people to simplify the complex and find innovative and practical solutions to change for service improvement.
The HEI Challenge Award 2014-15, funded by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network, is led by the University of Lincoln. It provides a unique opportunity for East Midlands universities (and other universities commissioned to deliver education by Health Education East Midlands), providing education and training of health professionals in the region, to foster a sustainable approach to working collaboratively across the region’s HEIs for the benefit of the population and to drive positive experiences and outcomes for learners and local employers.