Rachael Hall

Director of Corporate Programmes

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law


Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business, management and leadership

Research Supervision:Yes

As Director of Corporate Programmes at the Faculty of Business and Law, Rachael has a strategic, senior management role, focused on developing and leading Corporate work-based degree programmes and facilitating employer engagement.



Rachael Hall has extensive experience of leading and managing corporate, work based learning courses. Pivotal to her role is Client relationship management for the Corporate Education Portfolio, including Barclays, UPS, Volvo, Alliance and Leicester, Co-operative Financial Services, Arts Council of England and Lottery Heritage.

Rachael led the programme development, design and validation for the Certificate of Higher Education in Leadership and the MA Leadership. The BA (Hons) Management & Leadership degree, (a corporate work based degree programme) formed a significant part of the submission for 2 successful Awards in the academic year 2012/13, namely the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development’s (CIPD) 2012 Awards – winning the Talent Attraction and Management category and the Target Job Awards.

Rachael currently leads on the UPS contract both in the UK and Europe.

Research interests

  • Corporate Education
  • Work Based Learning
  • Leadership

Areas of research supervision

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Dissertations
  • Consultancy project supervisions
  • HEFCE Research Project
  • Member of the Teaching/Peer Review Research Project


Rachael has taught extensively on HR modules to level 7, with particular emphasis on Corporate delivery, personal development, Leadership development and Reflective Practice.


MSc Human Resource Development with Distinction, Nottingham Trent University

Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management, Nottingham Trent University

BA (Hons) Leeds Metropolitan University

British Psychology Society – Level A and Level B Occupational Psychology

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Belbin Accredited Trainer – Belbin Associates

Extended Disc Accredited Trainer

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Corporate Member Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Project Lead, Commercial Innovation, Co-operative Financial Services
  • Project Lead, Strategic Change, Alliance and Leicester

Selected recent publications

Hall, R. 2002. The Context and Practice of Employee Development. In J. Leopold eds. 2002. Human Resources in Organisations. Harlow. Pearson Education. Chapter 9.

Hall R, with Manhire, E. and Stewart, J. 1999 Employee Training and Development, in J Leopold L.

Recent presentations and conferences

Hall, R., and Knowles, V. 2009. Workbased Learning - Innovating Undergraduate & Postgraduate Programmes. Placenet Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK.

Hall, R., and Knowles, V. 2007. Partnership Approach to Work Based Learning – 2 Case Studies. Association of Graduate Recruiters Annual Conference. Newport, UK.