Academic and Professional Background
I will hold two posts as Director of the Oxford Learning Institute and Director of the Language Centre, at the University of Oxford, from October 2016.
My association with Jesus College began in 2003, when I joined the College as its first full-time Senior Tutor (which also incorporated the roles of Tutor for Admissions and Tutor for Graduates) and Official Fellow. On leaving that post in 2009 to become the Director of Graduate Admissions and Funding at the University of Oxford, I was elected a Hugh Price Fellow.
I read Classics as an undergraduate at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and followed this up with a DPhil in Ancient History. I then lectured in Classics and Ancient History at Royal Holloway, University of London, and worked as a research assistant, before joining Oxford's University Administration and Services. There I held a variety of posts, lastly Deputy Head of Planning, until 2003.
I am a Foundation Governor of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham and also Governor of the Independent Schools of the Foundation. I chair a network of senior European university managers, within the Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe (HUMANE).