- 'Work and Care in the EU - a case for regulation?' presented at the Work and Family Research Network conference, New York, 20 June 2014
- 'A Dignified Exit? The Dignity and Indignity of Mandatory Retirement' presented at the Middlesex University/Adapt Conference on Vulnerable Workers and Precarious work in a Changing world at Middlesex University, 11 September 2012
- 'Protection and fault: the role of strict liability in employment regulation' presented at the SLS conference, 9 September 2009
- School Academic Disability Representative.
- Coordinates the annual student negotiation competition.
Areas of interest
Discrimination Law, Employment Law, Gender and Law
Rachel is module convenor for Contract Law and the Writing Credit Pro Bono and Placement Module. She also teaches on the following modules:
- Employment Law
- Medical Law
- Gender and Law
- Criminal Justice
Rachel joined the Law School in 2005 having previously practiced as a solicitor specialising in employment and discrimination law. Her PhD (2015) explores the legal justification of age discrimination in health care and challenges the arguments that age is 'different' from other characteristics protected by equality legislation. Her research interests also include policy and legislation governing carers in the workplace.
Rachel is the UK gender equality law expert for the European Equality in Law Network - a network of legal experts from 35 countries providing information to the European Commission on gender equality and non-discrimination issues.
BA (Oxford), MPhil (Oxford), LLM (Middlesex), PhD (Middlesex), Solicitor (non-practicing)
- Horton, R. (2018) Gender and work. In: Auchmuty, R. , (eds.) Great Debates in Gender and Law. Palgrave Macmillan ISBN: 9781137610997
- Horton, R. (2018) Justifying age discrimination in the EU. In: Belavusau, U. and Henrard, K. , (eds.) EU Anti-Discrimination Law beyond Gender. Hart Publishing ISBN: 9781509915019
- Horton, R. (2015) Caring for adults in the EU: work-life balance and challenges for EU law. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law , 37 (3). pp. 356-367. ISSN: 1469-9621 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2015.1081224
- Horton, R. and Countouris, N. (2009) The temporary agency work directive: Another broken promise?’ . Industrial Law Journal , 38 (3). pp. 329-338. ISSN: 0305-9332 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dwp015
- Horton, R. (2008) The end of disability-related discrimination in employment? London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm;  UKHL 43;  IRLR 700. Industrial Law Journal , 37 (4). pp. 376-383. ISSN: 0305-9332 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dwn022