Rachel is an Associate Professor in Child & Adolescent Mental Health at University College London (UCL). She is also the Head of Postgraduate Studies at the Anna Freud Centre. Rachel is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).
Rachel’s research focuses on complex child trauma and adversity, with a particular focus on the mental health and wellbeing of children who have a social worker (including those who are in care). Her work here spans investigating psychological and social mechanisms linking trauma and adversity to mental health, as well as the effectiveness and implementation of scalable interventions across social care and mental health settings.