Rae joined Jura Consultants in 2010 after graduating with first class honours in history and sociology from the University of Edinburgh. Since joining Jura Consultants and progressing from Assistant to Senior Consultant, Rae has built up an extensive repertoire of experience working with clients of all variations across the heritage sector to develop feasible solutions and development opportunities, from masterplanning to post-project evaluation. As demonstrated in her academic background, Rae is especially interested in understanding people and interpreting their behaviour, analysis which she continues to apply through the range of qualitative and quantitative research techniques delivered as part of many of the projects she is involved with, audience development and activity planning being a particular specialism. Rae has led a variety of activity plan studies in support of numerous Heritage Lottery Fund applications including the third phase of the National Museum of Scotland redevelopment and the redevelopment of Auckland Castle. Organisational skills are another of Rae’s strengths which she employs when taking the role of study manager liaising with clients and leading the multi-disciplinary consultancy teams within which we often work.
After work Rae likes to keep active maintaining a strict schedule of keep-fit classes, body combat being the favourite. Another passion is horseriding to which she has dedicated her Sunday mornings (in all weathers!) for nearly twenty years.