Job Title: Chair of Regulatory & Policy Group
Rachel started her career as a research scientist. Since then she has worked within the Scottish Executive (now Scottish Government) Chief Scientist Office and the Central Office for Research Ethics Committees (now Health Research Authority, HRA). She also has a number of years experience working within the NHS as a Research and Development Manager. She now works for the Medical Research Council (MRC) Regulatory Support Centre, providing training and support in research regulation and governance. She is a member of the Scotland A Research Ethics Committee and sits on the QIS Research Tissue Bank Accreditation Panel. Recently she has worked with the HRA, and others, to produce research sector guidance on the new data protection legislation.