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Support team

Yujin Du - Project Manager

Yujin is the research project manager for the Translational Research Exchange @ Exeter (TREE). Yujin's responsibilities include the planning, management, coordination of all projects including oversight of research finances, development of new strategic initiatives, dissemination of research outputs. In addition, she also provides general and specialist support in organising public engagement events and early career researcher capacity building activities.

Prior to joining the team, Yujin worked for an international Antimicrobial Resistance Hub at the University of Bristol Medical School, coordinating a range of activities.

Rachel Etherington - Communities Engagement Manager

Rachel’s role is to support the early engagement of the public and other relevant communities (including charities, patient groups, academics, clinicians and industry) with the Wellcome funded Translational Research Exchange @ Exeter (TREE).

Rachel is the initial point of contact for engagement with the public and relevant communities. Her role involves developing and strengthening links with individuals, communities and groups who have an interest in engaging with, and shaping new research opportunities.

If you have any questions about how to get involved, get in touch with Rachel on

Prior to joining the team, Rachel completed her PGDE and worked as a Primary School Teacher. Before moving to Exeter in 2016, Rachel worked at the Biochemical Society, supporting researchers to engage with the public and school students through outreach activities and events. She also worked for the Science Museum, performing science shows and workshops for schools and the public.