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Dr Rachel White

School of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Science

I am a fully qualified teacher/lecturer (PGCE/QTS/FHEA) in HE (Levels 4 - 7 ) and the 11- 18 year education sector, a successful post-doctoral scientist, and a professionally qualified horsewoman with a passion for equestrianism that exceeds 30 years. I am also an external examiner, and I have been an academic and research lead. I have taught at several universities, university centres, and land-based colleges, where I have been a module and programme lead for undergraduate and post-graduate courses. In addition to teaching biology, anatomy and physiology, I have taught a wide range of topics including biomechanics, training and exercise, nutrition, breeding and reproduction, learning and behaviour, therapy and rehabilitation, health and welfare, and human animal interactions.


2007, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, PhD
2003, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, MSc Neuroscience
2001, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, Postgraduate Certificate in Education/Qualified Teacher Status
1999, University of Humberside and Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, BSc Equine Science and Technology


2018, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Academic appointments

Advanced Science and HE Animal Lecturer, Hopwood Hall College and University Centre, 2021 - 2023
HE Lecturer in Animal Management (and Equine), University Centre Salford City College, 2019 - 2021
Honorary Research Fellow, University of Liverpool, 2017 - 2019
Lead Researcher in Animal Science and Welfare/Senior Lecturer in HE Equine, University of Central Lancashire, 2015 - 2019
Daphne Jackson Fellow/post-doctoral researcher, University of Aberdeen, 2012 - 2015

Postgraduate training

Post-doctoral trainee/Copeman Travelling Fellowship, United States, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, 2008 - 2009

Journal article

Paraskevaidi M, Hook PD, Morais CLM, Anderson JR, White R, Martin-Hirsch PL, Peffers MJ, Martin FL. 2020. Attenuated total reflection Fourier-transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy to diagnose osteoarthritis in equine serum. Equine veterinary journal, 52 :46-51 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Westland A, Martin R, White R, Martin JH. 2017. Mannan oligosaccharide prepartum supplementation: effects on dairy cow colostrum quality and quantity. Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience, 11 :1779-1782 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

White R, Gibson JS. 2017. Calcium homeostasis in articular chondrocytes of two different animal species. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 25 :S154-S154 DOI Publisher Url

Hansen U, Allen JM, White R, Moscibrocki C, Bruckner P, Bateman JF, Fitzgerald J. 2012. WARP interacts with collagen VI-containing microfibrils in the pericellular matrix of human chondrocytes. PloS one, 7 :e52793 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

White R, Gibson JS. 2010. The effect of oxygen tension on calcium homeostasis in bovine articular chondrocytes. Journal of orthopaedic surgery and research, 5 :27 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Gibson JS, Milner PI, White R, Fairfax TPA, Wilkins RJ. 2008. Oxygen and reactive oxygen species in articular cartilage: modulators of ionic homeostasis. Pflugers Archiv : European journal of physiology, 455 :563-573 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Conference publication

Griffin-Walker TG, McKenna KJ, Blair MC, Samy D, White R, Saunders FR, Aspden RM. 2017. The roles of NHERF-1 and AKT in osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 25 :S153-S153 DOI Publisher Url

White R, Blair MC, Saunders FR, Aspden RM. 2015. The role of sodium hydrogen exchanger regulatory factor 1 in osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 23 :A134-A135 DOI Publisher Url