Federation Business School

Dr Rachel Taylor

Location:Mt Helen,
Building B,
Phone:5327 9020


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Rachel joined the Federation Business School in early 2018. Rachel’s research interests focus on the role of social innovation by non-profit organisations. In particular, her PhD research explored the sector-wide social innovation trends and practices within the disability sector in Australia as it grapples with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Prior to joining academia, Rachel has worked in management roles in non-profit organisations and social enterprises, including within the disability sector for over four years.

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

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