Welcome from the Head of Department
And welcome to the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics.
We are a diverse mix of people all focused on delivering the best in teaching and research. We are home to a large number of internationally-renowned teams of scientists addressing major questions in biomedicine, the answers to which will have a profound effect on modern biology, but the fact that our department has an outstanding reputation for its teaching and research is thanks to the talent, hard work and dedication of all our staff, and whatever your role we are glad that you have chosen to be a part of our team.
DPAG prides itself on being a family friendly department, recognising the demands of work/life balance and we are working hard to improve our working practices to make sure that all staff and students are well supported at all levels of their work and study. We do not tolerate bullying or harassment and have three dedicated officers to whom you can report harassment if you should witness or experience it. My hope is that you will settle quickly into the Department and enjoy being part of what is a vibrant, friendly and varied community.
We run a number of social events throughout the year: parties at Christmas and a garden party in the Summer, as well as ad hoc events and celebrations. Once a year in October I host a ‘newcomers lunch’ to which all staff, new and old, are invited, to welcome everyone who has joined in the previous twelve months. Please keep an eye out for this event.
This Induction Programme is designed to help you integrate within the Department and University structure, and to let you know which key people and functions you need to know about. We also hope that it will make you aware of everything that Oxford has to offer you personally at Departmental, Divisional and University level.
With best wishes,
Professor David Paterson