Fellow Detail

Photo of Rachael Ainsworth
Name Rachael Ainsworth
Affiliation The University of Manchester
Department School of Physics & Astronomy
Group Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
Research area code (F5) Astronomy
Fellowship Inauguration Year 2019
Institutional Website https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/rachael.ainsworth.html
Website https://rainsworth.github.io/
RSS/Atom Feed https://rainsworth.github.io/posts/
ORCID 0000-0003-2591-9462
GitHub rainsworth
Twitter rachaelevelyn
LinkedIn rachaelainsworth

I am interested in cultivating a more open, inclusive and supportive culture in research - including attracting and retaining underrepresented communities, improving well-being within the research ecosystem, and gaining back public trust in research - as it involves a shift in the collective mindset from exclusive to inclusive.

I love community building, organising events, empowering others and space exploration.

Short Biography

I am a Research Associate in Radio Astronomy and Open Science Champion at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester. I am passionate about openness, transparency, reproducibility and inclusion in research. My research involves observing jets from young stars with next-generation radio telescopes to investigate the physical processes that assemble stars like our Sun, and am currently working on a project to make data access and processing from the e-MERLIN telescope more accessible to all. I am also a FOSTER certified Open Science Trainer, Mozilla Open Leader, organiser for the women in data meetup group HER+Data MCR (https://www.meetup.com/HER-Data-MCR/, https://twitter.com/herplusdatamcr) and member of the first cohort of Tech Future Female Leaders.

Previous events

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Blog Posts

Blog Publish date
CarpentryCon@Home: Challenges and Opportunities in transitioning meetings online Monday, 30 November 2020
Hacktoberfest 2019 Monday, 25 November 2019
Reflections on the Open Science Fair 2019 Monday, 18 November 2019