Department: Professional Services
Research Groups: Pedagogy
Rachel is a senior lecturer in veterinary education and works with the LIVE Team delivering the MSc, PGDip and PGCert in Veterinary Education. Rachel's special area of interest is facilitation of life long learning.
Rachel started out as an locomotor biomechanist, investigating the evolution of human walking during her PhD at The University of Liverpool. She then worked at Brunel University in the Department of Sport Sciences before following her love for animals to a research post at The RVC. Rachel taught anatomy on all RVC courses and in 2006 took over as Gateway Course Director. A brief stint as Director of the LIVE Centre was closely followed by the birth of two small children and her eventual settling into the role of Learning Development Officer in 2010. In 2017, Rachel left the RVC to train as a coach and set up her own business. She currently works 3 days in the LIVE Centre and coaches from home 2 days per week.
Davis, R. C. (2021) Implementing a Coaching Culture in Practice. In Practice, July/August.
Davis, R., Fox, K., & Armitage-Chan, E. (In preparation) Distance learning for adult learners. Exploring influences on engagement and achievement of learning outcomes in postgraduate professional students.
Davis, R. C. (2021) A coaching approach to leadership and line management in your workplace. Presented at the Society of Practicing Veterinary Surgeons, Online March 2021.
Davis, R. C., Fox, K., & Armitage-Chan, E. (2021) Engagement in online learning. Nottingham University Veterinary Education Rearch Group Annual Seminar Series, Online September, 2021.
Davis, R. C., Fox, K., & Armitage-Chan, E. (2022) Factors impacting engagement and achievement in online learning. International Technology, Education and Development Confrence, Online March 2022.
Rachel runs the PGCert VetEd with Avril Senior. She teaches on the PGDip VetEd and suppervises MSc and RP2 students. She also contributes to professional studies teaching, particularly communication skills.