People

Admin - Centre Administrator

  • African Studies Administrator

    I joined the African Studies Centre in July 2013, one of the larger centres within the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies. I am responsible for all non-teaching aspects of the centre ranging from Course administration, finance and buildings responsibility and event management.  Before joining the University, I worked for several years at Thames Valley Police.

  • 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: alexia.lewis@area.ox.ac.uk

    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.

  • African Studies Administrator

    I joined the African Studies Centre in June 2018. I am responsible for all non-teaching aspects of the centre ranging from Course administration, finance and buildings responsibility and event management. I also look after the centre's social media, publicity and events. Currently, I'm a student at the University of Oxford working towards the Certificate of Higher Education in creative writing. I hold editorial positions on various student publications such as The Oxford Student and Phenotype magazine. 

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 finance@area.ox.ac.uk

  • School Finance Officer

    I am currently on maternity leave.  For all financial queries please contact the Finance team on finance@area.ox.ac.uk. 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. 

  • Finance and Safety Officer

    I joined the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies in March 2016. I am responsible for assisting with day-to-day matters the Finance Office (such as invoices and expense claims), building matters in 11-12 Bevington, and act as the Departmental Safety Officer. Prior to joining University of Oxford, I worked for University College of Estate Management and further education colleges. 

  • Divisional Finance Officer - Social Sciences

    I joined Oxford University in March 2015 as a Divisional Finance Manager. I provide part time support with its budgeting, forecasting, management reporting; financial planning and analysis and the delivery of ad hoc finance projects. Prior to this I have spent the majority of my career working in Finance in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

  • Research Grants Officer

    I joined SIAS in November 2016 to cover the maternity leave of Laura Unwin.  I provide pre-award support (call identification, eligibility check, application process, budget preparation) to academic staff interested in applying for internal and external research funds; administrative support for the School Director of Research and service the Research and Ethics committee and the CUREC process within the School. I’m part-time and my working days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Admin - IT Support

  • SIAS IT Support

    The SIAS IT Support team supports the staff and School-owned IT equipment in 11, 12 and 13 Bevington Road. Contacting us by email is best for general support enquiries - it.support@area.ox.ac.uk. During normal office hours we can also be contacted on (01865 2) 74629 or by visiting our office in the basement of 51 Banbury Road.  More information about the Schools IT Facilities can be found here.

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