Administrative Staff

Head of Administration and Finance – Sadie Slater

Sadie Slater

Sadie is responsible for operational and day to day co-ordination of Faculty activities and has oversight of the administrative team and Faculty resources. She is secretary to the Faculty Board; Appointments, Finance and Planning Committee; and Research
Strategy Committee. Her other responsibilities include management of the Faculty budget, trust funds and research grants; recruitment and personnel issues;  appointments to committees and examining duties.





English Faculty Office

Chris Bayliss – Deputy Administrator

Chris Bayliss

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Chris provides support to the Head of Administration and Finance and to some of the Faculty committees, and is involved in arranging many of the special lectures hosted by the Faculty. In addition to this, she looks after alumni events and communications such as the e-newsletter. She is also responsible for health and safety matters within the Faculty (including DSE assessments), management of the St Cross Building offices and rooms, co-ordination of IT support and purchases, and maintaining the faculty teaching registers.

Kirstie Logan-Fowler – Administrative Assistant (Lecture Lists, Events and Prizes)

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Kirstie is responsible for timetabling Faculty teaching, and for creating the termly Lecture List and Guide. She organises the Faculty’s events, seminars and special lectures, and promote these alongside English-related events taking place in Oxford via the What’s On guide, which is sent daily and weekly throughout term time. She maintains and updates the English Faculty website, and oversees our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Kirstie also administers the English Faculty’s prizes, and is happy to help with any conference-related queries.

Jacqui Collier – Administrative Assistant

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Jacqui provides general administrative support to the Faculty members and office team. She is happy to help regarding ad-hoc room bookings within the Faculty, reprographics needs for Faculty members, and any general queries. She also looks after the process for admitting discretionary members.



Finance Team

Katie MacCurrach – Finance Officer

Katie MacCurrach

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As Finance Officer, Katie is responsible for the smooth running of the Faculty’s day to day finances. This includes administering research grants, providing advice on matters relating to casual payroll, reviewing and approving Faculty allowance requests (under £500), assisting with academic conference set up and administration, and budget setting and forecasting.

Karen Shi – Finance Assistant


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Karen provides administrative support to the Finance Officer, processing expense claims, invoices, and purchase orders, arranging purchasing, and handing casual payroll claims.




Academic Administration

Andy Davice – Academic Administrator

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Andy provides support to the Directors of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies and Admissions, and is Secretary to the Graduate Studies Committee, Undergraduate Studies Committee, Undergraduate Joint Consultative Committee, and Joint Schools Committees. He manages the Graduate and Undergraduate Studies Offices, and the Undergraduate Examinations Officer.  He is Disability Coordinator for Graduate and Undergraduate students at the English Faculty, so please talk to Andy regarding access, or any other health or disability related concerns.

Emily Richards – Graduate Studies Officer (PGR)

Emily Richards

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Emily administers all aspects of the DPhil courses, including admissions and on-course administration such as transfer and confirmation of status.  She also acts as secretary to the MSt/MPhil Examining Board and is responsible for preparing the agendas for the Graduate Studies Committee.

Sue Clark – Graduate Studies Officer (PGT)

Sue Clark

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Sue administers all aspects of the MSt/MPhil courses, including admissions and on-course administration. She is also Secretary to the Graduate Consultative Committee, and processes Maxwell and Meyerstein Fund applications.

Lis Allen – Academic Administration Assistant

Lis Allen

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Lis assists with all aspects of taught-course administration, including responding to prospective student enquiries, organising induction sessions, recording and confirming option choices and maintaining student records. She also assists with the organisation of undergraduate open days.

Angie Johnson – Examinations Officer

Angie Johnson

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Angie is responsible for the administration of the examination process for undergraduate courses within the English Faculty.  She deals with all matters relating to undergraduate examinations, from setting of papers to the recording of exam results.
She also provides administrative support to the Boards of Examiners within the Faculty.



Communications, Alumni Relations and Outreach

Rebecca Costello – Outreach Officer

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Rebecca is responsible for coordinating the Faculty's outreach activities. This involves working closely with schools digitally and in person to offer advice, support and guidance on studying English at the University of Oxford.

Rebecca welcomes all outreach related queries, and can be contacted at 

Laura Spence – Communications and Alumni Officer

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Laura handles communications enquiries and alumni relations for the Faculty. She can be found in the Faculty Office on Mondays and Wednesdays every week.




Research Support

Peter Barber – Research Facilitator, Humanities Division

Peter provides support and assistance to Faculty members and researchers applying for research grants. He is available to provide advice on funding opportunities and offers support with applications.

Martha Buckley – Project Support Co-ordinator

Martha Buckley

Martha provides administrative and financial support to Andy Orchard’s ERC Advanced Grant A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry.



Rachel Henning – Research Projects Administrator

Rachel Henning

Rachel provides administrative support to the research projects Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries and Diseases of Modern Life: 19th Century Perspectives.






IT Support

Andy Davies, Inter-Faculty Head of IT for Humanities Division

Jack Farrow, IT Officer, English Faculty
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