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.


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.


Administrative Assistant (Lecture Lists, Events and Prizes)

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The Administrative Assistant (Lecture Lists, Events and Prizes) is responsible for timetabling Faculty teaching, and creating the termly Lecture List and Guide. He/she organises the Faculty’s events, seminars and special lectures, and promotes these alongside wider English-related events taking place throughout Oxford via the What’s On guide, that is sent daily and weekly throughout term time. He/she is also happy to help regarding English Faculty room bookings and conference queries.

He/she maintains and updates the English Faculty website, and oversees our three social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

He/she also administers the English Faculty’s prizes.


Sally Farrell – Administrative Assistant (Finance)

Sally Farrell

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Sally provides administrative support to the Finance officer, processing expense claims, invoices, and purchase orders, arranging purchasing, and handing casual payroll claims. In addition, she looks after the process for admitting discretionary members and provides general administrative support to the Faculty members and office team.



Academic Administration

Andy Davice – Academic Administrator

Andy Davice

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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

Emily Richards

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Emily administers all aspects of the DPhil and MSt/MPhil 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.



Rida Khan – Graduate Studies Assistant

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Rida provides assistance to the Graduate Studies Officer, is Secretary to the Graduate Consultative Committe, and processes Maxwell and Meyerstein Fund applications.


Lis Allen – Undergraduate Studies Assistant

Lis Allen

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Lis gives administrative support to the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Admissions. She arranges Open Days, prepares and updates undergraduate handbooks, deals with administrative matters relating to FHS and Prelims, and regulation changes.



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.





Research Support

Kathrin McCann – Research Facililtator, Humanities Division

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


Alyson Slade – Research Projects Administrator

Alyson 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


David Gridley, IT Support Officer, English Faculty


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