Dr Rachael Jacobs is a lecturer in Creative Arts Education at Western Sydney, an arts activist and community artist. She conducts research on arts for social change and decolonised approaches to embodied learning. Formerly a high school teacher, Rachael has facilitated arts projects in community settings in Australia and internationally, including in refugee communities, in prisons and in women’s refuges. She has been a consultant to the OECD in the development of the Sustainable Development Goals and to UNESCO’s International Commission on Futures of Learning. Rachael is also a freelance writer, aerial artist, South Asian dancer and choreographer. She was a founding member of the community activism group, Teachers for Refugees and runs her own intercultural dance company.