Rachel specializes in philosophical approaches to embodiment, moral formation, cognition, and natural science. She completed her BA, MPhil, and PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge.
Her PhD, funded by a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, offers a new reading of Kant, demonstrating the importance of embodiment in his accounts of perception, self-consciousness, and natural science.
She is currently interested in how theological and philosophical accounts of human embodiment and flourishing can enrich our understanding of the conditions and purpose of joy, and how to engage well in the online context.
She is Project Leader and Principal Investigator of a collaborative research project on “Building for Joy in the Digital World”, which received funding from the NViTA group at the University of St Andrews. She also teaches as Director of Studies in Philosophy at St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge.