Rachel is selection officer and careers officer for the Media programs. She teaches media production (specialising in film and television) and research in both the undergraduate and masters programs in the School of Applied Communication. Rachel also supervises a number of thesis students from the Master of Communication degree.
Rachel’s previous tertiary teaching experience includes photography, 16mm film production, script writing, television studio, video production, art and cultural production, criticism, narrative and contexts.
Current research includes mobile media, community media and critical communication (trauma) and is developing a National Online Student Film and Video Archive in conjunction with ASPERA (Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association).
Rachel is interested in the juncture between theory and creative and professional practice and her Masters explored themes such as female autobiography and the representation of memory and trauma within cinema.