Addressing the challenge of ill-health, inequity and insecurity in informal urban settlements in LMICs. She is also the Social Sciences lead for the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Lung Health and Tuberculosis in Africa (IMPALA) and for the Drivers of Antimicrobial Resistance (DRUM) consortium (GCRF). Rachel leads the gender equitable careers theme on the DELTAS Learning Research Programme in collaboration with the LSTM Capacity Research Unit. Rachel contributes substantial teaching inputs on qualitative research and on social determinants of health, equity, gender and health seeking behaviour. She supervises Master student dissertations.