Rachel is a passionate science educator and the Chair of the prestigious Curtin Academy, which supports and celebrates excellent teaching. Rachel has a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science Education, and PhD in Education (Science). She has won several Faculty, University and National awards for Teaching Excellence, and was awarded an Executive Endeavour Fellowship in 2016 to Laos working with Laotian teachers. Her work with the STEMinist group through grants has seen her travel to India, Indonesia and Malaysia supporting pre-service teachers, teachers and primary students. In 2020 she was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame for her 30 years of service to STEM and Science Education. Rachel was a 2019 Homeward Bound participant selected as an acknowledgement of her work and influence in science education promoting women in STEM and supporting and collaborating with STEM women from around the world. In 2022, she was commissioned by UNESCO under the authority of the Director of UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education to report on global citizenship education (GCED) in the Asia-Pacific region and supporting educators through her work with the United Nations Association of Western Australia. Since COVID She has been invited almost monthly as an international keynote speaker across Southeast Asia. She presents at major conferences and laments the use of zoom and Webex that prevents her from traveling to many of the interesting destinations. She is currently the team leader of the WACE accredited unit for the United Nations Association of WA.
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