Academic advisors

These Academic advisors are representatives of each academic division in the University. They work with the Learning Institute to ensure that the seminars we offer are sensitive to participants' disciplinary contexts, and to advise members of their divisions on professional and educational development opportunities. Some divisions offer newly appointed members of academic staff the opportunity for a meeting with an Academic advisor (or Professional development advisor, titles vary) to discuss the planning of their professional development and explore means of developing their skills in teaching and other aspects of academic practice.


Dr Rhodri Lewis (English, Fellow of St Hugh's College)

(Rothermere American Institute, Classics, Drawing and Fine Art, English Language and Literature, History of Art, History, Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics, Medieval and Modern Languages, Music, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Theology & Religion, Voltaire Foundation)

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Dr Barbara Gabrys (Materials)

(Begbroke Science Park, Chemistry, Computer Science, e-Research Centre, Earth Sciences, Engineering Science, Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training Centre, Materials, Mathematical Institute, Physics, Plant Sciences, Statistics, Zoology)

Medical Sciences

Dr David Harris (Biochemistry, Fellow of St Anne's College)

(Anaesthetics; Biochemistry; Cardiovascular Medicine; Clinical Laboratory Sciences; Clinical Medicine; Clinical Neurology; Clinical Neurosciences; Clinical Pharmacology; Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism; Experimental Psychology; Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain; Human Genetics; Investigative Medicine Division; Medical Oncology; Medicine; Molecular Medicine; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Oncology; Ophthalmology; Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences; Paediatrics; Pathology; Pharmacology; Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics; Population Health; Primary Care Health Sciences; Psychiatry; Radiation Oncology and Biology; Surgical Sciences)

Social Sciences

Dr Lorraine Wild (Geography, Fellow of St Edmund Hall)

(Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,  Archaeology,  Blavatnik School of Government, Saïd Business School, Economics,  Education,  Geography and the Environment,  Interdisciplinary Area Studies,  International Development (Queen Elizabeth House), Oxford Internet Institute, Law, Oxford Martin School, Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance, Politics and International Relations, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Social Policy and Intervention, Sociology)