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Dr Rachael Frost has been awarded the title of Fellow of Higher Education Academy from University College London.

In her application, Rachael submitted reflective case studies from her teaching experience, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) documentation and references, as evidence of her experience and abilities. The teaching accreditation is in recognition of Rachael's teaching experience.

Fellowships are awarded to those who can provide clear evidence of broadly based successful and effective teaching in a substantive teaching and learning support role, with around three years of full time equivalent experience of working in higher education in a teaching/supervisory role. 

The workshop links partly to my SPCR-funded research. The workshop is focussed on frailty identification and management, and the SPCR funded work relates to the mental health aspect of that - managing depression and anxiety in frail older people."

In addition, Rachael has been awarded £1700 from the UCL Global Engagement Fund to travel to Sao Paulo in Brazil in November for a workshop to develop collaborations in frailty and ageing research that were initiated at an early career ageing research workshop I attended in Botucatu last year. 

In 2017, Rachael received a Beacon Bursary to conduct a series of short workshops to give people in very late life an opportunity to shape future research and benefit from current research findings. Having observed that frail older people are rarely able to participate in engagement activities, this group of mental health researchers delivered tailored workshops to change that.

Rachael has received School funding to investigate the management of anxiety and depression in frail older people. Read more about the awards here.

She teaches on three qualitative methods courses and a diseases of ageing course; supervise PhD, MSc and iBSc student projects; and recently have also trained lay researchers in qualitative methods for a research project.