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Head of Department's News

Professor Dame Sue Black joins DPAG as Visiting Professor of Forensic Anatomy

The Department welcomes Professor Dame Sue Black DBE OBE FRSE FBA FRAI FRSB ChFA, Baroness Black of Strome and one of the world’s leading forensic scientists, as our Visiting Professor of Forensic Anatomy.

DPAG has two new Professors

Congratulations are in order to Ana Domingos and Nicola Smart who have been awarded the title of Professor in the recent Recognition of Distinction round.

Annual Report 2021 - 2022

The Department's Annual Report for the academic year 2021-22 has been released. The brochure showcases a selection of the year's highlights, including another top world ranking for Anatomy and Physiology and a strong contribution to the University of Oxford's success to Unit of Assessment 5 in the National Research Excellence framework (2021).

Sherrington Road reopening celebrated with Street Party

On Friday 1 July 2022, DPAG, Biochemistry and Kavli INsD came together for a street party to celebrate the completion of the landscaping project on Sherrington Road.

Celebrating DPAG Heroines

On Friday 1 July 2022, the Department gathered to hear from Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft FRS about the pioneering women physiologists and anatomists throughout Oxford's history, followed by talks from Associate Professors Samira Lakhal-Littleton and Nicola Smart, and the unveiling of The Physiological Society's blue plaque commemorating one of DPAG's earliest pioneering women, Florence Buchanan.

DPAG tops World Rankings by Subject for third consecutive year

Defining Excellence - Oxford Anatomy and Physiology ranked #1 in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly FRS delivers 2022 Krebs Prize Lecture

The annual lecture, which has made a triumphant return following postponement during the Covid-19 pandemic, is held in honour of Sir Hans Adolf Krebs, awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine for his ground-breaking discovery of the citric acid cycle.

Nicola Smart appointed Associate Professor of Cellular and Integrative Physiology

The post is in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at Christ Church College.

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