Professor Timothy Quine
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) / Professor of Earth System Science


Tim Quine is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Professor of Earth System Science at the University of Exeter. Prior to taking on the Deputy Vice-Chancellor role, Tim was the Academic Dean for Students having been the Associate Dean for Education for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

As the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, Tim is responsible for delivering the University’s Education Strategy (2014-2020) with oversight of its implementation and monitoring providing regular reports to Senate and Council (through Dual Assurance). Other key aspects of Tim’s portfolio include widening participation, admissions and student recruitment and employability. Tim maintains a close partnership with the Students’ Guild and FXU to look at the quality and enhancement of the student experience). Finally Tim works closely with the Interim Academic Dean for Students and the six College Associate Deans for Education to ensure that the University maintains its excellent academic quality and standards and seeks to innovate the educational experience of all Exeter students.

Tim undertakes research in Earth Surface Science that focuses on perturbation of the terrestrial carbon cycle by soil erosion and sediment deposition and on long-term landscape evolution. Tim’s research has a strongly international dimension and, in addition to continuing work in Europe, Tim’s current projects take him to China (Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Geochemistry), India (Indian Council for Agricultural Research) and South America (Brazilian National Institute for Space Research). Over 62% of his papers have been written with international collaborators. He was a Lead Author of the Regulating Services Chapter for the UK National Ecosystem Assessment and has been a member of National and International Working Groups on Geomorphology. He has an H-index of 38 and has been cited >3900 times.

Tim continues to contribute to postgraduate education in Geography, where he took up a lectureship in 1993 and was the Head of the Department from 2004-2008. He is a member of University Senior Management Group, Senate and currently chairs the University Education Executive. He has been external examiner of undergraduate programmes at 3 Russell Group Universities, examined PhD theses at several UK and International Universities and has been involved in a number of Institutional reviews including Kazan University, at the Invitation of AKKORK (Russian equivalent to QAA).


BSc (London),
PhD (Strathclyde)

Contact details

Internal tel3004
Tel+44 (0) 1392 723004
AddressNorthcote House
University of Exeter
The Queen’s Drive

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