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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

 Rachel Etherington

Rachel Etherington

Public Engagement and Communications Manager



As Communications and Public Engagement Manager for the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology (job share with Ange Brennan), I am the intial point of contact for engagement with the public and relevant communities. 

Before joining the university in 2022, I worked in various public engagement roles before completing my PGDE in Primary Education through Teach First and the University of Bath. I am passionate about engaging the public with science and making science accessible to all. 


BSc Biology with Science Communication

PGDE in Primary Education


2012 - 2013: Explainer at the Science Museum

2013 - 2014 Outreach and Resources Developer at the Science Museum

2014 - 2016 Education and Public Engagement Officer at the Biochemical Society

2016 - 2017 Grants Officer at Heritage Lottery Fund

2017 - 2022 Primary School Teacher

2022 - 2023 Communities Engagement Manager (TREE), University of Exeter

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