Rachel Edwards joined Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) as Patient and Public Engagement Officer in October 2022. She develops and delivers the organisation’s patient and public engagement strategy, taking onboard advice from HDR UK’s public advisory groups.

Rachel recently completed a Master of Science (MSc) in Science Communication and Public Engagement at The University of Edinburgh, and has over 5 years of experience in communicating and engaging patients and the public in genetic and health data research.