Rachel qualified in Dentistry from the University of Birmingham in 1984, and has worked as a GDP in Birmingham since then.
She was appointed part-time clinical assistant at the Dental Hospital in 1993, and became interested in teaching through her contact with students in the department of Oral Surgery.
She was appointed part-time clinical lecturer at the School of Dentistry in 2000. As one of the heads of firm she was responsible for reporting on the progress of year 4 and she assisted in the development of the 4th year OSCE. Rachel also sits on the Curriculum Development Committee.