Administrative Staff

Head of Administration and Finance – Sadie Slater

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Sadie leads the Faculty's administrative team and is responsible for the effective and efficient day-to-day non-academic management and administration of the Faculty. Working in close partnership with the Faculty Board Chair and other senior academic staff, Sadie plays a key role in the Faculty's strategic and operational planning, designing and implementing Faculty policies and procedures and ensuring that the Faculty meets divisional and University requirements.

Sadie is secretary to the Faculty Board and Planning, Personnel, and Resources Committee.



English Faculty Office

Chris Bayliss – Deputy Administrator

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Chris provides support to the Head of Administration and Finance and is secretary to the Operations Committee and Equality & Diversity Committee, and is involved in arranging many of the special lectures hosted by the Faculty. Chris 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. She is an LGBT+ Ally.

Kirstie Logan-Fowler – Administrative Assistant

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Kirstie is responsible for timetabling Faculty teaching, and for creating the termly Lecture List and Guide. She updates and maintains Canvas and Panopto to ensure that the Faculty's online teaching is available.  She organises Faculty events, seminars and special lectures and is happy to help with any conference-related queries.  Kirstie administers the English Faculty’s prizes as well as being a first-aider and an LGBT+ Ally.


Lucy Odell – Administrative Assistant 

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Lucy is responsible for providing general administrative support to the Faculty. In particular, she prepares and sends the weekly Newsletter and the What’s On event listing for English-related events taking place in Oxford. She is also responsible for updating and maintaining the English Faculty website and for administering the Faculty's Discretionary Membership scheme.





Finance Team

Amy Barker – Finance Officer

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As Finance Officer, Amy 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.

Karen Shi – Finance Assistant

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Karen provides administrative support to the Finance Officer, processing expense claims, invoices, and purchase orders, arranging purchasing, and handing casual payroll claims.




Academic Administration

Andy Davice – Academic Administrator

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Andy provides support to the Directors of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies and Admissions, and is Secretary to the Teaching Committee, Joint Schools Committees, Undergraduate Joint Consultative Committee, and the Graduate Joint Consultative Committe. He manages Graduate Admissions and FHS exams.  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 (PGR)

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Emily administers all aspects of the DPhil 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.

Lis Allen – Academic Administration Officer

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Lis assists with all aspects of taught-course administration, including responding to prospective student enquiries, organising induction sessions, recording and confirming option choices and maintaining student records. She also assists with the organisation of undergraduate open days.



Communications, Outreach and Other Roles

Alfie Deere-Hall – Outreach and Admissions Officer

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Alfie is responsible for coordinating the Faculty's outreach activities. This involves working closely with schools digitally and in person to offer advice, support and guidance on studying English at the University of Oxford.

Alfie welcomes all outreach related queries, and can be contacted at Likewise, for undergraduate admissions related queries, contact him at

Katy Terry – Communications Officer

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Katy looks after all communications activity at the Faculty, including maintaining and updating the English Faculty website, promoting public events, managing our social media channels, and overseeing internal communications. 

Claire Dalton – Data Analyst

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Claire is providing analytical support for specific Athena SWAN initiatives and is helping to develop the workload model.






Research Support

Peter Barber – Research Facilitator, Humanities Division

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

Claire Selby – Project Support Co-ordinator

Claire is the Research Coordinator for the CLASP project (PI Professor Andy Orchard) and is based in the Radcliffe Humanities Building.


Neil McCartney – Project Support Coordinator

Neil McCartney is a Project Support Coordinator for the TIDE project (PI Professor Nandini Das) and is based in the Gibson Building

Emma-Louise Whitehead – Project Support Coordinator

Emma-Louise is a Project Support Coordinator for the TIDE project (PI Professor Nandini Das) and is based in the Gibson Building


IT Support

Andy Davies, Inter-Faculty Head of IT for Humanities Division

Jack Farrow, IT Officer, English Faculty