Rachel Heah

Postgraduate Research Student & Graduate Teaching Assistant

Liverpool Law School

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Rachel graduated from the University of Liverpool with an LL.B (Hons) Degree in 2014 and completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at the University of Law, Birmingham in 2015. She is a non-practising Barrister and member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She joined the School of Law as a PhD Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant in 2015.


Rachel's research looks at the provision of sexuality education across English secondary schools, from a children's rights perspective. She has used qualitative methods, particularly online focus groups, to collect data from pupils in secondary schools in the Merseyside area. 

Alongside her PhD research, Rachel has also worked on projects relating to sexuality education and children with disabilities, as well as on projects relating to smoking cessation and smoke-free homes. Her research interests lie in the areas of children's rights, education, health and wellbeing. 

She is a member of the European Children's Rights Unit (ECRU).

Thesis title

'Children's Right to Sexuality Education.'


"Sex education gets a revamp but parents still allowed to opt kids out", The Conversation UK, 25th July 2018.