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Rakhi Chand

Doctoral Researcher, University of Manchester

Rakhi Chand is a final-year doctoral researcher in the Health Management Group at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS). She is studying the obstacles black and minority ethnic women face in the NHS in their career development. The research was shortlisted for 'Best Doctoral Paper' at AMBS in 2022.

She is also a BACP Senior Accredited Psychotherapist; Supervisor to other therapists; and Trainer. As a writer and media representative for the BACP she has contributed to outlets including The Guardian, The Observer, Prospect Magazine and Therapy Today.


  • 2020–present
    Doctoral researcher, Alliance Manchester Business School


  • 2013 
    MSc Mental Health: Psychological Therapies, Merit
  • 2011 
    BA Person Centred Counselling, First with honours
  • 2004 
    BSc Economics and Economic History, 2:1


  • 2021
    Therapy Today, Various

Professional Memberships

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy