Rachel joined Team Consulting in 2018 as an applied scientist in the electronics and software engineering group. Since joining, she has predominantly worked in the development of medical device protoypes applying her experience of translating early-stage research into commercially-viable products. This is supported by her multi-disciplinary background in drug delivery, ultrasound, particle manufacture and programming.

“I am passionate about utilising technical advances to improve healthcare and I am always fascinated to learn about new fields of research and their potential application in medicine. Team provides the exciting opportunity to progress innovative ideas from the lab bench through to the clinic. To be commercially successful in the medical devices field it is essential to have a good understanding of the many facets of their development. At Team, we recognise the importance of combining engineering, design and human factors seamlessly to create a product.”

Rachel completed an MEng in chemical engineering at the University of Cambridge and a biomedical engineering PhD at the University of Oxford. This work was commercialised, and she worked in the resulting spin-out company for a further 3 years. This provided her with an insight into the many different aspects of developing a product to reach clinical trials.