Rachel Lofthouse is Professor of Teacher Education in the Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University and Director of CollectivEd: The Hub for Mentoring and Coaching, a university Research and Practice Centre. Rachel has a specific research interest in professional learning, exploring how teachers learn and how they can be supported to put that learning into practice. Rachel is a practicing teaching educator, as well as a researcher. Her interest starts with student teachers, but extends to teachers and educators at all career stages and in all sectors. She can be followed on twitter at @DrRLofthouse.