Rachael Fell-Chambers
Senior Lecturer in Professional Studies
School of Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer in Professional Studies

Rachael Fell-Chambers teaches on the Foundation Degree and the BA honours programme in Professional Studies. Rachael joined Bishop Grosseteste University in 2009 following 12 years working in a number of Local Authority departments including the youth service, social care and alternative provision. Her last role was Strategic Lead for 14-19 across Nottingham City. Rachael is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and her current research and publication interests focus on alternative education and young people.

Research

Rachael’s MA research was focused on educational leadership and management. She conducted research into how personality may impact on leadership style and is currently preparing this for publication. Rachael also holds JNC professional status and has completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Youth, Health and Community Work. Rachael is currently undertaking a doctorate at the University of Hull with a research focus on care farming, learning and young people.

Wider roles

Rachael is a School Governor with lead responsibility for the Head Teacher’s performance management and safeguarding across the school. Rachael is also a trustee of the Make it Shine SEND charity and Director of a Care Farm on the east coast.