Rachel is a Research Fellow at the ERC, with responsibility for TIMSS at Eight grade and PISA 2021. She was also National Project Manager for TALIS in 2008 and PISA in 2009 and 2012. Rachel has an M.Psych.Sc. in Health Psychology from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Ph.D. from Dublin City University. Her doctoral research examined academic resilience among children experiencing poverty in Ireland.