Rachel Pownall – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Rachel Pownall is Bath Spa University's Innovation Manager on the five year, £46M project MyWorld, which is funded by the UK Research and Innovation, Strength in Places fund. The project aims to develop innovation in screen-based industries across Bath and Bristol making the region a world leader in the field. Previously, Rachel was the university's Knowledge Exchange Manager on the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), a three year Research England funded project to promote the use of creative technology across the South West.

Before moving to Bath Spa University, Rachel was a lecturer and course leader in Digital Media Production at City of Bristol College and her early career was in documentary film making.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons), Drama and Theatre Studies - Royal Holloway College, University of London
  • PGCE, English - University of Bristol
  • MA, Scriptwriting - Bath Spa University

Other external roles

  • Rachel has recently started to develop her own practice in immersive theatre making, interactive installations and binaural sound.

Areas of expertise

  • TV and film production
  • Creative technologies
  • Scriptwriting

Contact Rachel about

  • MyWorld funding calls and initiatives
  • Links with The Studio at Palace Yard Mews
  • Links with the wider creative technology community across Bath and Bristol

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