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

Title Start date End date
Supporting participation for CW23 Tuesday, 02 May 2023 Thursday, 04 May 2023
HER+Data MCR Jan - July 2023 Saturday, 21 January 2023 Friday, 21 July 2023

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