Rachel is a mother, volunteer, practitioner and staff member at NCT (the National Childbirth Trust). As their Research Engagement Officer, Rachel manages research collaborations and support parent representatives in research and maternity services co-production.

She volunteers at her local Baby Cafe, Maternity Voices Partnership and various NCT events to find out about new and expectant parents’ experiences and priorities. Rachel has an interest in transparency around commercial involvement in research and information gathering, and lay involvement in data management and ethics boards.