Dr Rachel Woolley

Professional Services

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Current positions

Director Research & Knowledge Exchange


Rachel Woolley joined the University of Salford as the Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange in June 2021. She has responsibility for the strategic support of research, knowledge exchange and commercialisation activity.

Rachel has over two decades of research and innovation management and leadership experience, having previously worked for the UK’s largest funder of research (UKRI) and two Russell Group Universities in the North of England.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • PhD Chemistry

    1998 - 2001
  • BSc Chemistry

    1995 - 1998