Rachel Taylor

Position:HDR Coordinator,

Location:Mt Helen,
Building B
Phone:5327 9020


View Rachel's extended research profile.


Rachel’s research interests focus on the role of social innovation in the non-profit and social enterprise sectors. Her PhD research explored the social innovation trends and practices within the disability sector in Australia during the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Prior to joining academia, Rachel worked in management roles in non-profit organisations and social enterprises, including five years working in the disability sector.

As well as publishing in the management discipline, Rachel strives to produce research that is both accessible and practical, and which can ultimately assist non-profit managers, together with organisational stakeholders and community members, to design social innovation initiatives in response to critical social challenges.


  • PhD in Management, University of Tasmania
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Hons), University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Arts (International Studies), RMIT University

Teaching areas

Management, innovation and entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, responsible business practice, organisational behaviour, leadership.

  • BUMGT5977: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • BUMGT3739: Creativity and Innovation
  • BUENT3710: Social Entrepreneurship
  • BUMGT1501: Management Principles
  • BUMGT5921: Organisations: Behaviour, Structure, Processes
  • BUGEN3711: Applied Principles for Responsible Business Practice