Academic and Professional Background
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. I was elected a Hugh Price Fellow when I left that post in 2009 to become the University's Director of Graduate Admissions and Funding (until 2016). I was elected a Supernumerary Fellow in 2018.
I read Classics as an undergraduate at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, followed by 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. I held a variety of posts, and was Deputy Head of Planning before joining the College as Senior Tutor in 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).