Affiliation: Digital Economy Catapult
Rachel has over 20-years’ experience in strategic digital design. Rachel is Innovation Specialist for the Digital Catapult and the Knowledge Transfer Network, part of the Technology Strategy Board, and leads on initiatives for the Internet of Things, Big Data and Digital Health. Rachel also runs a digital design agency called Instrata which has clients such as Microsoft and Vodafone, NGOs such as Oxfam and the BBC, and many start ups. Rachel is a Design Associate for the Design Council and Visiting Professor of Design at Nottingham Trent University. Rachel has worked in both R&D settings (Xerox EuroPARC, Microsoft Research) and design settings (Sapient, Instrata). Rachel has over 30 international academic publications and 10 patents. Rachel is particularly interested in areas that involve design and healthcare and is developing BeCurious, a mobile support framework for chronic disease self-management.