Rachel has a background in scriptwriting, theatre making and tv documentaries, and over the past few years has moved into storytelling using different types of emerging media including VR & AR. She has recently been using creative technology to explore stories within some C19th family letters and diaries.
In Autumn 2022 she received a NET Fellowship from Bath Spa University to find ways of using immersive and emerging technologies to the narratives embedded in the C19th letters. She consulted with historians Dr Priya Atwal and Dr Jackie Collier then worked with Zubr to create a POC prototype AR app. She presented her findings at the MIX digital storytelling Conference at the British Library in May 2023. She is currently looking at how to work with AI to tell the more complex and nuanced stories contained within the diaries.
Rachel has a background in teaching at post 16 & undergraduate level and is keen to help bridge the digital skills gap. In 2022 she was funded by the B+B Creative R+D Trailblazer fund to deliver some fun and empowering creative technology workshops to teenage girls from under-privileged backgrounds exploring coding, AI and animation. This is something she wants to develop further in 2025. She also has staged two of her plays Ghost Orchid (2022), and Tipping Point (2023) at fringe festivals in Bath.