Rachel Thomson

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching)

Rachel Thomson

I am Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching) at the University, responsible for all teaching and learning.

I am passionate about engineering education and was the academic lead for the building of our STEMLab facility. I am Professor of Materials Engineering, working on metallic alloys for service at high temperatures, and was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In my spare time (!) I enjoy running and cycling.

International Women's Day provides a global focus on equality and celebration. The values underpinning the day, including empathy, collaboration and tenacity, are ones I very much respect.