Director of College Operations
01392 72 5824
Medical School Building F.06
Medical School Building, St Luke's Campus, Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
As Director of College Operations for the College of Medicine and Health, Rachel has overall leadership responsibility for operational and administrative support in the College. Her role is to ensure the College's professional services directly support the College 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 joined the College in August 2017 from Aston University in Birmingham where 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.