Dr Rachel Cowen

Dr Rachel Cowen


University of Manchester

Job title

Lecturer (Research Staff and Academic Staff Development)




Rachel Cowen is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester. Her role is to develop the research, teaching and generic skills of research staff and new academics within the Faculty, to support them in their careers and to promote their continued professional development. She leads on the research staff training programme and the research arm of the Faculty New Academics Programme. She is a qualified trainer and coach and also consults on researcher development delivering training nationally and internationally.

She has a particular interest in developing effective research leaders having created a flagship research team leadership programme to support research fellows in her Faculty. Most recently she has delivered leadership and management training to African researchers for the Medical Research Council.

Prior to her training role Rachel had a research career in the field of oncology working for Cancer Research UK, Christie Hospital, Manchester, Pfizer Central Research, UK and the School of Pharmacy, University of Manchester.

Personal website http://www.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/staff/Cowen

Training website www.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/trainingteam