Rachel is Academic developer: Active Collaborative Learning at Anglia Learning & Teaching. She creates resources and training to help colleagues to develop their practice in active learning methods such as Team-Based Learning. This is part of a HEFCE Catalyst project Scaling Up Active Collaborative Learning for student success across three institutions, University of Bradford, Nottingham Trent University and Anglia Ruskin University, aimed at improving student success and engagement, and reducing attainment gaps.
Rachel has over 30 years of teaching experience, including eight years as a lecturer in Bioscience at Keele Medical School. Her particular interest is in building effective communities to promote student learning.
Through the HEFCE Catalyst project, Rachel is studying the effectiveness of active collaborative learning at an institution-wide scale. She is particularly interested in identifying and overcoming barriers to at-scale adoption.
PhD in Molecular Oncology
PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Rachel Berkson & Adam Moola, 2017. Reflections of the Annual Learning and Teaching Symposium 2017. The Journal of Academic Development and Education, 8, pp 66–67. Available at: https://jadekeele.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/jade-eighth-edition-final.pdf
C-N Chiue, RG Berkson & APH Wright, 2009. c-Myc induces changes in higher order rDNA structure on stimulation of quiescent cells. Oncogene, 28, pp 1833–1842.
Berkson RG, Hollick JJ, Westwood NJ, Woods JA, Lane DP & Lain S. 2005. Pilot screening programme for small molecule activators of p53. International Journal of Cancer, 115, pp 701–710.