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Monthly interviews with those dedicated staff members who support the Department's academic, research and teaching objectives and ensures its smooth running.

Lynn Brown, Research Administration Manager

Lynn has been with DPAG since June 2015, joining us from the Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH), and heads up the Research Administration team. She is responsible for overseeing the department’s entire research portfolio, managing the pre and post research awards process to facilitate the full cycle from research application to the fruition of a new research project. Interview on Thursday 24 October 2019.

Ryan Green, Practical Teaching and Technical Manager

Ryan has been part of DPAG’s Teaching and Technical Support team since March 2017, working on setting up and running the physiology practical classes, and has recently taken up the post of Practical Teaching and Technician Manager. Prior to this, he worked at the John Radcliffe Hospital and has also worked in the department before, first joining in November 2007 to work in the Mortuary. Interview on Wednesday 2 October 2019.

Katie Meads, HR and Payroll Assistant

Katie has been with DPAG since February 2018, and as part of the HR team, is responsible for facilitating the administration for a full range of HR services. Prior to this, she worked for entrepreneurs in a tech and sports company respectively. Interview on Wednesday 14 August 2019.

Robert Greaney, Departmental Financial Controller

Rob has been with DPAG since September 2009 and heads up the Finance team. He is responsible for managing the department's financial strategic goals to support both its research and non-research objectives, while overseeing the day-to-day running of the various accounts and transactions. Prior to this, he spent 4 years in the central University's Research Accounts team. Interview on Wednesday 31 July 2019.

Tania Boyt, Head of Administration and Finance

Tania has been with DPAG since late November 2013, and is responsible for providing the administrative and technical support required to facilitate the Department's teaching and research. She has been at the University of Oxford for 18 years, working at the Law Faculty, Department of Paediatrics, setting up the Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre, and most recently the Department of Surgical Sciences, before taking the reins at DPAG 5 years ago. Interview on Thursday 27 June 2019.

Talitha Smith, Communications Officer

Talitha has been with DPAG since late October 2018, and her primary responsibility is to support the department's staff and students in communicating their work and achievements to a variety of audiences. Prior to this, she worked briefly in the University's Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach office after coming to Communications from an eight year career in Broadcast Television. Interview on Tuesday 28 May 2019.

Sean Nightingale, Computer Systems and Operations Manager

Sean has been with DPAG since June 2014 and heads up the IT Services team. He is responsible for facilitating a full range of activities within IT for both staff and students. Prior to this, he spent 2 Years in the Department of Surgical Sciences. Interview on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

Sean Hodgkins, Technical and Logistics Manager

Sean has been with DPAG since September 2014, and as part of the Facilities team, is responsible for undertaking critical building maintenance, repairs and installations, alongside designing and refurbishing laboratories to ensure Researchers' space requirements are met. Interview on Thursday 28 March 2019.

Katie McNeil, PA to Professor Paul Riley

Katie has been with DPAG since September 2014. As Personal Assistant to Professor Paul Riley, she provides key administrative support to his team of more than 20 Postdoctoral Research Scientists and Postgraduate Students. Prior to this, she spent a year at the Said Business School. Interview on Thursday 28 February 2019.

Sophia Bell, Senior Human Resources Advisor

Sophia has been with DPAG since April 2018, and as part of the HR team, is responsible for delivering a full range of HR services and support to staff. Prior to this, she spent 5 years in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, part of the Radcliffe Department of Medicine. Interview on Tuesday 29th January 2019.