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Rachel is a Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care and is currently Programme Leader for the BSc Health, Community and Social Care Studies. Rachel was previously Course Director for accreditation of QCF Diploma 3 and 5 and has been Course Director for various City and Guilds courses since 2005. She has worked in practice in various settings, managing homes and mentoring other managers working with people who had both physical impairments and learning difficulties. Rachel is particularly interested in raising the quality of care provision across the county and also in the needs of learners in Health and Social Care settings across Hampshire, with a view to creating easier pathways into Higher Education for those least likely to access it. She has created many bespoke courses with these aims.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


  • Meads, G., Jones, I., Harrison, R., Forman, D. and Turner, W. (2009) How to sustain interprofessional learning and practice: messages for higher education and health and social care management. Journal of Education and Work, 22(1), pp.67-79
  • (2011) Professional Development Portfolio, The Common Induction Standards Workbooks, Hampshire County Council.


  • Harrison, R. (2010) presented on autism and learning disability at the Inspiring Inclusion conference.
  • Harrison, R. (2013) presented on Safeguarding and led workshops on the experiences of disabled young people. 
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