Rachel Wright is the Founder and Director of Born at the Right Time.
A qualified nurse, married to a GP and unqualified parent of three, one of whom has complex disabilities. She’s the author of The Skies I’m Under, host of The Skies We’re Under Podcast, an award-winning blogger, and Personalised Care Institute Ambassador.
Having graduated from Kings College London, she worked in A&E then GP Practice nursing working in the UK and abroad. Since transitioning from practitioner to parent she has become passionate about effective communication and collaborative working. She uses her skills and lived experience to educate practitioners with CPD-certified courses, support families and influence policy makers. She has spoken in Parliament, International Conferences as well as a host of grass-roots organisations.
Rachel was the finalist is the Commitment to Carers category of the RCNi Nursing Awards 2020, BAPs 2022 and National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2022 (Trainer). Her original Communication and Co-production with Relatives and Carers course is finalist in the HSJ Partnership Awards for Best Education Program for NHS.
Rachel is confident, engaging, eloquent and occasionally funny presenter who has appeared on television, local and national radio. She loves the power of people’s stories and is passionate about amplifying the voices of others. She can become very passionate about 100% Attendance Awards and the Born at the Right Time please “Don’t Call me Mum” initiative.
Rachel loves the outdoors and was a founding trustee for Camp Jojo, a growing charity which offers bespoke camping experiences for families of children with complex needs. To balance out her infatuation for salt ‘n vinegar crisps and hummus, Rachel regularly occasionally puts on trainers and goes for a run jog. Her middle son is writing a book titled, “My mum’s epic fails’. It is likely to have more than one volume.
“Rachel transforms services for families and practitioners through inspirational lived experience and robust research.”
Sarah Clayton CEO
“The most constructive use of three hours I’ve spent since my son was born.”
Kate, Parent and Senior University lecturer.
“The more professionals who hear Rachel the better.”
Susie Quinlan, Learning and Development Manager
“Rachel was an amazing presenter – extremely eye opening and has inspired me to adapt these ideas into my practice.”
Zainab – Medical Student
“Rachel is terrific. Warm, funny, clear. ”
“Rachel is an amazing storyteller, who packs so much information into her presentations in such an enjoyable way!”
Allied Healthcare Professional