Tracy is Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Graphic Communication at the Birmingham City University where she teaches across undergraduate levels on the graphic design course, alongside illustration, photography, film and animation programmes. Currently she is external examiner at the University of Bedfordshire. Tracy is fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Her practice-based research explores representations of lost language. Using focus groups and live interviews, she reflects upon linguistic culture and convention, applying analysis to typography. Recent collaborations include Doric (Scotland) and Cornish (Cornish Language Partnership).