Rachel Aston

Rachel Aston

Policy manager

Rachel is policy manager at CBM UK. She was previously policy adviser at Bond and social policy manager at Mothers' Union, lobbying UK Parliament on a range of issues affecting families; lobbying at the United Nations on gender justice and the SDGs; and facilitating advocacy training and workshops across a number of countries, including Burundi, South Sudan, Uganda and Zambia.

Rachel has also worked in frontline roles in the housing and youth sectors. She has an MA International Studies from the University of Leeds and BA Politics from the University of Essex.

Email: [email protected]


Woman on crutches
3 December 2020
With the new FCDO, greater integration of foreign policy aims and a shrinking aid budget, how will people with disabilities fare in the government’s new foreign policy and development plans? 
Polio survivor in wheelchair
26 July 2018
Over 800 people attended the first of its kind summit this week to raise global awareness of disability. Here are the key commitments and actions NGOs, government and private sector need to take next.
Copacabana, Bolivia
18 September 2017
SDG 17 - "strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development" - recognises that civil society, business and governments need to work together to achieve the SDGs.
Aerial view of UK fields
27 April 2017
The Environmental Audit Committee's report provides recommendations for the UK government for implementing the SDGs in the UK and beyond.