Admin - School Administrator

  • Head of Administration and Finance

    I joined SIAS as Head of Administration and Finance in March 2016. I moved from New Zealand in 2004 and have been working at the University of Oxford ever since. Prior to joining SIAS I was with the Medical Sciences Division for twelve years.  

Admin - Academic Administration

  • Sarah Dewick
    Academic Co-Ordinator

    I have been working at SIAS since March 2012 where I was initially involved with central School administration and finance. I moved to the role of Administrator for the Contemporary South Asia Studies Programme in August 2013 and in to the post of Academic Co-Ordinator in January 2016. Here I am responsible primarily for managing the School's admissions and graduate studies administration.

  • Latin American Centre Admissions Secretary

    I started working at the Latin American Centre (LAC), which I call the Happy Centre, in October 1988. The centre was then based in 21 Winchester Rd, had only 3 fellows and was running two courses with a small number of students (average 6). Today we are in 1 Church Walk, have 7 fellows attached to the centre and are running 3 courses with a larger number of students (average 25). During the years I have had the opportunity to meet and help so many students, visitors, recognised students, some of which are working with big firms/government all around the world.

Admin - Centre Administrator

  • Administrator at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

    I joined the Nissan Institute of Japanese in December 1998 and I am the Administrator for the MSc and MPhil programme in Japanese Studies.  In 2004 the Institute came under the umbrella of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS).

  • Lucy Driver
    Latin American Centre Administrator

    I joined the LAC in February 2016 from SOAS where I had coordinated a project to promote language-based area studies. Before that, I worked at the University of Oxford China Centre. I have a background in Spanish, and recently completed an MA in Translation Studies.


  • REES Administrator (part-time)

    I recently joined REES as a part-time administrator, responsible for the smooth running of the MSc and MPhil in Russian and East European Studies. Prior to this I worked for SIAS at the China Centre. Before coming to Oxford to complete my MA in History at Oxford Brookes I worked for the University of the Arts London.

  • REES & CEELBAS (Oxford) Administrator

    I moved from the Secretariat at the Learning and Skills Council in Gloucestershire to assist the Head of Administration and Finance at SIAS in October 2004. I moved within the department in 2007 to the role of Administrator for the MSc and MPhil in REES.

    It is best to contact me by email at:

    Telephone: 01865 274694

  • Centre Administrator for both CSASP (the Contemporary South Asia Studies Programme) and MES (Middle East Studies)

    Hello, I'm the administrator of the above two programmes so, if you've got any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I formerly worked at the Latin American Centre (also part of SIAS) and, before that, at The Royal Academy of Music in London as well as the Oxford School of Drama. Deep in the mists of time I was an EFL teacher in Poland and Jordan, working for various institutions including the British Council.

Admin - Finance and Research

  • Finance Officer

    I joined in February 2018 and am maternity cover for Charley Gaston. For all financial queries please contact the Finance team on

  • School Finance Officer

    I am currently on maternity leave.  For all financial queries please contact the Finance team on I joined SIAS at the end of 2015 after spending four years as part of the Ashmolean’s Finance Team. My role provides support to the Finance Manager and colleagues throughout the school to understand Unit costs and financial policy implications.