IT Services

IT Services enquiries number: Contact the Service Desk on 01865 (6)12345

General enquiries:
Technical enquiries:


Postal addresses:
IT Services, Dartington House, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (administrative address)
IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN
IT Services, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
IT Services, 16 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2HY

Chief Information Officer, Head of IT Services: Dr Seán Duffy
PA to the Chief Information Officer: Bernadette Bennett
Deputy CIO: Stuart Lee

IT Services is the central IT department dedicated to supporting the University of Oxford in its mission as a world-leading research and teaching university. The work of IT Services is wide-ranging and diverse: as well as the core IT systems, tools and services that keep the University running day-to-day, IT Services provides innovative services and projects to support teaching, research and widening engagement.

Delivery of IT services across the collegiate University is a collaborative activity requiring partnership between central IT, the academic divisions, departments and colleges, to implement the University’s IT Strategic Plan. IT Services partners with business services to deliver programmes of change to support effectively the administrative operation of the University.  

The Chief Information Officer, Dr Seán Duffy, reports to the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic Resources and Information Systems) and liaises closely with partners across the University including the academic divisions, UAS and GLAM, and the Conference of Colleges.

Profile of the Chief Information Officer

Seán joined the University early in 2018 as Chief Information Officer reporting to the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic Resources and Information Systems), Professor Anne Trefethen.

Before arriving in Oxford, Seán was Director of IT Services at the University of Birmingham, where he led the development of IT since 2009. In this role Seán had overall responsibility for IT across the University - in support of academic research, teaching and learning, as well as core business systems. Recently he has been closely involved in significant business initiatives, including transformation of its HR, finance and payroll processes and systems.

Previously, Seán has held a number of IT posts in the manufacturing sector. He was responsible for business systems and global infrastructure in several of ICI's global businesses, in the UK, Canada and the Netherlands.