Speaker Profile:

Rachel Cox


Rachel Cox is the Engagement and Policy Project Manager for Vitae, a not-for-profit programme which supports the career development of researchers across the world She is a key contact for Vitae Member institutions, working with the community at all levels to engage with Vitae initiatives, consultations and events, advocating for researcher development and leading on the co-production of new resources and engagement activities.

She is passionate about improving research culture through facilitating collaborative working groups and related projects, as well as working with researcher networks such as the UK Research Staff Association. Her other focuses include policy development, wellbeing and mental health, open research, research communication, public engagement and equality, diversity and inclusion. She worked closely with the writing group for the development of the new Researcher Development Concordat, published in September 2019.