Research Officer

  • Research Team
  • Professional Practice
Dr Rachael Johnson

Rachael provides advice and support to the University's research community. As well as supporting the team in preparing for external assessment regimes (such as the REF), she organises UCA research events and CPD sessions.

Dr Rachael Johnson


Rachael joined UCA In 2023 following previous research and teaching roles at the Universities of Kingston, Bradford and Leeds.

As a researcher, Rachael is interested in the history of Georgian England, focusing on the social life of the first seaside resorts. She holds a PhD in History from the University of Leeds.

Research Outputs:

  • Rachael Johnson, 'Holydays, Holidays and Tourism' in A Cultural History of Leisure, volume 4: The Age of Enlightenment, edited by Peter Borsay (Bloomsbury, 2024)
  • Rachael Johnson, 'The Venus of Margate: Fashion and Disease at the Seaside', Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 40:4 (2017), 587-602.
  • Rachael Johnson, '"Now the Scene appear's chang'd": Amabel Countess De Grey and the Visitor Experience of English Watering Places, 1775-1826', Cultural & Social History, 13.2 (2016), 176-194.