Rachel is the founder of Dotiau and has 20 years of experience working as a social researcher in Wales in both academia and the public sector, fourteen of these in a leadership role.

She is expert in undertaking and applying research and insight to a public policy environment. Rachel uses her critical analysis capabilities and leadership to support people and organisations to bring about positive change.

Rachel was seconded for 18 months to the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales to lead on policy, insight and health for the Commissioner’s flagship programme, Art of the Possible. Here, she co-created, with a wide range of practitioners, academics, policy officials, and the general public, ‘Journeys to a Healthier Wales’. This has people and places at its heart. It helps to shift the narrative about what health means, and describes, illustrates and outlines the enablers and practical steps we all need to take to achieve a healthier Wales. 

Rachel is a Visiting Professor at Glyndwr University, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and has a PhD from Bristol University.

what does Dotiau mean?

Dotiau means dots in Welsh and it’s pronounced dot-ee-ay.

Dots represent our experiences, people, places, information. We’re keen on exploring not just the dots but their connections – the process, our behaviours, our learning – how we make connections between things.

Together, we can connect the dots.

our values

Social justice, social change and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do. 

We are inspired by the creativity and assets we have all around us, and the desire to work with others to bring about positive change.

We are committed to working sustainably. Whether this is prioritising the use of sustainable transport or banking ethically. These things really matter to us.

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