Research Services enquiries number: 01865 (2)70143
Fax: 01865 (2)80467
Postal address: Research Services, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD.
Director of Research Services: Dr Glenn Swafford
Executive Assistant to the Director of Research Services: Mrs Regula Dent
Research Services works in partnership with the academic divisions, departments and faculties, administrative departments and services, and Isis Innovation to support Oxford's researchers and facilitate world-class research and knowledge exchange. Its responsibilities include supporting the grant process, including advice and information on funding opportunities, reviewing and authorising research grant applications, accepting new awards, and sponsor liaison; negotiating research-related contracts; advising on the costing and pricing of research at Oxford; supporting University and divisional research-related planning; promoting the responsible conduct of research and compliance with regulatory and sponsor requirements; facilitating knowledge transfer; and the continuous improvement of research administration at Oxford.
The Director of Research Services, Glenn Swafford, reports to the Registrar. He has a close working relationship with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Managing Director of Isis Innovation and the Director of Legal Services, as well as with other officers in UAS and across the academic divisions and departments.
Profile of the Director of Research Services
Glenn Swafford graduated from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and studied for his Doctorate at Flinders University of South Australia before obtaining a Masters in Policy and Law from La Trobe University, Australia. He held a series of roles at a number of universities including: lecturer and Sub Dean at the University of New England; Executive Assistant to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Queensland University of Technology; and Head of the Research and Innovation Office at the University of Melbourne. He was Vice-Principal (Research) at Melbourne from 2006 until his appointment as Director of Research Services at Oxford in August 2007. He also served as Director of the Public Accounts Committee, New South Wales Parliament.
His academic interests include research policy, research integrity, health ethics and law, and leadership.
He is a Fellow of St Cross College.