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 Rachel Burn

Rachel Burn

Director of Faculty Operations

 01392 72 5824

 Medical School Building G.05


Medical School Building, St Luke's Campus, Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


As Director of Faculty Operations for the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Rachel  has overall leadership responsibility for operational and administrative support in the Faculty and sits on the Faculty Leadership team. Her role is to ensure the Faculty's professional services directly support the Faculty and University's strategies in the delivery of outstanding and world leading education and research.

Rachel has worked in the education sector for over 20 years. She was appointed as the Director of Faculty Operations for the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences in 2022. Before that she worked as the Director of College Operations for the College of Medicine and Health from August 2017 when she joined Exeter from Aston University in Birmingham. At Aston, she was the Head of Administration for Aston Medical School and, before that, Aston Business School over a six year period. Prior to that Rachel worked for the Open University for many years on a variety of change and student support projects.

Rachel has a BA in East European History from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, the University of London and a Masters in Education and an MBA with Merit from The Open University. Rachel is a Fellow of the Association of University Administrators and the Chartered Management Institute and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Rachel was one of the University’s inaugural Speak Out Guardians and is currently a Stonewall Ally and sits on the University's Disability Equality Group and Race Equality Charter Mark Group; she has a strong belief that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.



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