Rachel Thompson

RD-Connect Communications and Data Platform Manager

Newcastle University

Rachel Thompson

Rachel joined TREAT-NMD in February 2007 and was responsible for communications issues for the network, including the website, printed publications and the fortnightly newsletter. Between 2012 and 2013 she was responsible for the UK SMA patient registry and SMA clinical research communication, in a joint initiative between TREAT-NMD and the Jennifer Trust for SMA. Rachel has a background in chemistry and has an MChem degree from Oxford University and teaching qualification from Edinburgh University. After working in Prague from 1999-2005 as a project manager for a translation company and a Czech to English medical translator, she returned to the UK to work in e-communications and website management. Having been integrally involved in setting up RD-Connect, she formally moved across to the project in February 2013 to provide web and communications support and manage activities relating to the central data-sharing platform.

Institute of Genetic Medicine
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 3BZ
United Kingdom


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