Staff Profiles

Dr Rachel Payne

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

Principal Lecturer Student Experience

School of Education

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Rachel Payne

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 488339


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 currently supporting the delivery of academic poster workshops to colleagues and students across the University.  This initiative supports students to publish their research at the University's annual GetPublished! Conference.  Rachel is also one of the Faculty representatives for the Student Research Launch Pad

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.