A portrait photo of Raphaele; a white woman wearing a polkadot dress, with blue eyes, short dark hair and a nose piercing.

Raphaele von Koettlitz

Director of Communications

Pronouns: she/her

Raphaele, or ‘Raphy’ as she is known to most, has been working with D&A since 2012 in various different capacities. For the most part, she works on D&A’s communications and project manages a range of inclusion projects for clients spanning across the higher education, workplace and the charity sector. She is an avid writer and researcher so you will often find her putting together articles or project proposals. She has a particular interest in diverse cultural perspectives on mental health.

She came to D&A as a fresh-faced graduate with an understanding of what it means to be a student accessing DSA support. Reflecting on her own experiences, she has helped steer the organisation to reflect the needs of those D&A supports. She is proud to be part of a caring and progressive community.

Raphy studied Anthropology as an undergraduate, and went on to complete an MSc in Social Sciences, “Approche plurielle de la santé” a research programme centred around health and healthcare. She conducted research into the crossovers between disability and homelessness. She is currently living in France, working remotely for D&A, doing some ‘field work’ to make sure pastry standards have not slipped on the other side of the channel. La vie est belle, n’est-ce pas!?

Authored resources

Learn My Way

Learn My Way, brought to you by the The Good Things Foundation, offers free courses to learn digital skills to stay safe and connected.



An amazingly easy-to-use referencing or bibliographic tool that you can access from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software.


Managing stress

We've put together some tips to help you identify the sources and signs of stress, as well as how to manage it.