About Dr Rachel (The Wellbeing @ Work Dr)

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You can get a feel for what Rachel is like by listening to some of the podcasts she has had the privilege of being interviewed on. Just click the buttons below. Alternatively, you can read about her work experience below. If you want to know a little more about her personally go here.

Blow My Mind

Becoming Dr Rachel


Professional Background

Twenty years of experience in management consulting, project management and executive coaching.

Rachel has led projects in:

  • Organisational development
  • IT specification, selection, and implementation
  • Customer relationship management
  • Business process improvement
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Performance measurement
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Strategic planning

In addition, Rachel has delivered a number of generalist HR roles/projects, developing skills and experience in; recruitment, performance management, succession planning, talent management, industrial and employment relations advice and support.

Rachel has worked for Deloitte Consulting, Howarth Clark Whitehall (UK), The National Autistic Society (UK), The NZ refining company, and the Robyn Hood foundation.  As a consultant she has worked with many large corporates, government organizations, SMEs and not for profit organizations in the UK, Australia, and NZ.

Rachel has also has a Ph.D. in Organisational Behaviour (on Scholarship) from the University of Western Australia.  Her research explored wellbeing and work performance, with a specific focus on the link between heart rate variability, positive emotions, social support and worker performance, via mindfulness meditation and exercise.

Facilitation and Coaching Experience

Rachel has been coaching for over 15 years, working with a range of leaders and individual contributors at all levels of organizational life.

Rachel has designed and delivered workshops in coaching, facilitation, leadership, strategy, creativity, team building, values-based performance as well as a range of ICT topics.  Rachel also provides facilitation for strategic partnerships and teams in crisis or undergoing change.

You can find out more about Rachel


Tertiary Qualifications

  • BSc, Environmental Science and Ecology (Waikato University)
  • MMS(Tech), with merit (Victoria University)
  • Ph.D., in Organisational Behaviour and Anatomy & Physiology (University of Western Australia)


  • Deans Merit Award for Master of Science (Waikato University)
  • Sarah Anne Rhodes Fellowship (Victoria University)
  • APA Scholarship for Ph.D. (University of Western Australia)

Something not many people know

  • Lived in a cave in the south of Spain
  • Purchased her first home in London
  • Once broke a rib playing rugby union

You can find out a bit more here.