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. Our Department has an outstanding reputation for its teaching and research, and this is thanks to the talent, hard work and dedication of all our staff. So 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 six dedicated officers to whom you can report harassment if you should witness or experience it. We also have seven Mental Health First Aiders who are trained to offer a confidential and non-judgemental space to talk if you need support. 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, including coffee mornings, pizza socials, an end-of-year party and the interdepartmental street party in the summer. Once a year in October I host a ‘Start of the Academic Year 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 provide you with key contacts and information on the important functions within DPAG. We also hope that it will give you an awareness of everything that Oxford has to offer you personally at Departmental, Divisional and University level.
With best wishes,
Professor David Paterson