Staff Profiles


Dr Rachel Payne

Doctorate of Education, MA in Education, PG Certificate in Teaching at Higher Education, Qualified Teacher Status, PGCE Secondary Teaching

Senior Lecturer in Education (Art)

School of Education

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Rachel Payne

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 488339

Email: rpayne@brookes.ac.uk

Location: Harcourt Hill Campus

Rachel Payne teaches and researches visual methods, arts-based continuing professional development, art education policy and arts-based pedagogy in education.  Rachel is subject coordinator for the Artist Teacher Practice MA in Education, a programme which supports professionals working in visual arts education to examine their dual artist-teacher identity through participating in a community, and reposition their professional practices as a result.  This is run in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, and combines theory, research and practice. Rachel is also one of two subject coordinators for the MA in Education open route where her responsibilities focus on marketing, recruitment and admissions, as well as supporting student experience through dissemination of research.  

Undergraduate modules Rachel delivers are situated within the Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies undergraduate degrees. These include a Level 4 module examining how education is represented in popular culture, and a Level 5 module examining arts education from policy, international and theoretical positions.  

Research interests include investigating how young people and educators learn with creative practitioners, often in cultural sites such as museums and galleries, and how education policy impacts educators.  Rachel is involved in art education at a national level as the President of the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) and a core member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design Education.