Rachael Hall

Director of Corporate Programmes

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business, management and leadership , Leadership and management

Rachael is Director of Corporate Programmes at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School.

She has a strategic role focusing on developing and leading work-based programmes that facilitate employer engagement within Anglia Ruskin. She is course leader for work based programmes including the BA (Hons) Management and Leadership, Certificate of Higher Education in Leadership the MA Leadership. 



Rachael Hall has extensive experience of managing corporate, work based learning courses. Pivotal to her role is the Client relationship management for the programmes and consultancy delivered through the Corporate Education Portfolio including, Barclays Plc., UPS, Volvo, Alliance and Leicester, Co-operative Financial Services, Arts Council of England and Lottery Heritage.

Rachael led the programme development, design and validation for the Certificate of Higher Education in Leadership and the MA Leadership. The BA (Hons) Management & Leadership degree, (a corporate work based degree programme) formed a significant part of the submission for 2 successful Awards in the academic year 2012/13, namely the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development’s (CIPD) 2012 Awards – winning the Talent Attraction and Management category and the Target Job Awards.

Research interests

  • Corporate Education
  • Work Based Learning
  • Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence

Work based learning interventions and in house training solutions for corporate partners. The use of psychometrics in career management and personal development.

Areas of research supervision

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Dissertations
  • Consultancy project supervisions
  • HEFCE Research Project
  • Member of the Teaching/Peer Review Research Project


HR modules across the work based learning programme portfolio to level 7, with particular emphasis on personal development and leadership 


MSc Human Resource Development with Distinction. Nottingham Trent University

Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management , Nottingham Trent University

BA (Hons) Leeds Metropolitan University

British Psychology Society – Level A and Level B Occupational Psychology

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Belbin Accredited Trainer – Belbin Associates

Extended Disc Accredited Trainer

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Corporate Member Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Project Lead, Commercial Innovation, Co-operative Financial Services
  • Project Lead, Strategic Change, Alliance and Leicester

Selected recent publications

Hall, R. 2002. The Context and Practice of Employee Development. In J. Leopold eds. 2002. Human Resources in Organisations. Harlow. Pearson Education. Chapter 9.

Hall R, with Manhire, E and Stewart, J. 1999 Employee Training and Development, in J Leopold L.

Recent presentations and conferences

Hall, R., and Knowles, V. 2009. Workbased Learning - Innovating Undergraduate & Postgraduate Programmes. Placenet Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK.

Hall, R., and Knowles, V. 2007. Partnership Approach to Work Based Learning – 2 Case Studies. Association of Graduate Recruiters Annual Conference. Newport, UK.