Rachel Clarke is a Research Associate at Open Lab, Newcastle University. Her research focuses on socially engaged arts and relational approaches in the design of technology and its associated practices. She gained her PhD in 2014, for long-term participatory research with an international women’s centre in the UK. The research explored sensitivities of design for digital representation in the context of negotiating familial, national and international archives with a community of black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee women gaining skills, employment and therapeutic care at the Centre. More recently Rachel has worked to scale up participatory approaches for urban transport development with diverse older adults and local authorities. She has published, presented and exhibited internationally across HCI (Human Computer Interaction) and design research journals and conferences.