Dr Namrata Rao has done B.Sc. (Zoology, Botany and Chemistry), B.Ed., M.Sc. (Zoology) with specialization in Radiation Biology and M.Ed. with specialization in Educational Technology. At Liverpool Hope, she is involved in the teaching of Sociology of Education and regularly supervises research at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She coordinates the Masters provision within the Faculty of Education.
Her research interests are varied and cover various aspects of learning and teaching in higher education and factors which influence academic identity and academic practice. She has undertaken funded research studies for EPSRC, HYB, Jisc, HEA, QAA,SEDA, SRHE and ALDinHE.