The Pro-Vice-Chancellors and RegistrarFive Pro-Vice-Chancellors have specific responsibility for areas of University policy. These include education; research; academic services such as libraries and museums; planning and resource allocation; development and external affairs; and personnel issues.
Dr Sally Mapstone
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Personnel & Equality)
Dr Stephen Goss
As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Personnel & Equality), Dr Goss is responsible for overseeing the development and evolution of the University’s Human Resources Strategy; and taking a lead on equality and diversity issues across the University.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, ASUC)
Professor Ian Walmsley FRS
Ian Walmsley is Hooke Professor of Experimental Physics and Professorial Fellow of St Hugh’s College. Prior to being appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) in February 2009, he was Head of Atomic and Laser Physics at Oxford, and served as Director of the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester in the US. In 2011 he also took on responsibility for Academic Services and University Collections. His research is in the areas of ultrafast optics and quantum optics. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, and the UK Institute of Physics, as well as a Science Delegate for Oxford University Press and a member of the Board of Directors of Isis Innovation. In April 2012 he was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.
As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, Academic Services & University Collections), Professor Walmsley chairs the University’s Research Committee and is responsible for coordinating the University's relationships with its major research funders and the engagement of research activity with wider audiences; he also oversees the University’s libraries, museums and collections and its language teaching services.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development & External Affairs)
Professor Nick Rawlins
As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development & External Affairs), a position he took up in October 2010, Professor Rawlins is responsible for leading the development of the University's external fundraising strategy; managing the work of the Directors of Development, Alumni Relations, and Public Affairs; and overseeing civic relations in liaison with the Registrar.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning & Resources)
Professor William James
William James is Professor of Virology, a Fellow of Brasenose College, and a Fellow of the Oxford Martin School. His research group at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology uses stem cell technology to investigate the molecular biology of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1), particularly its interaction with macrophages. His team also contributes to international collaborations in the study of neurodegenerative and inflammatory diseases by running the James Martin Stem Cell Facility, a leading centre for the reprogramming and genetic manipulation of induced pluripotent stem cells. Professor James is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was Associate Head of the Division of Medical Sciences, responsible for finance, physical capital, information and communication technology, from 2008 – 2011, has served as Head of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology (2007 – 2008), Monsanto Senior Research Fellow of Exeter College (1989 – 1994), and Medical Tutor at both Brasenose and Magdalen Colleges (2001 – 2011, and 1997 – 2001, respectively).
As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning & Resources), Professor James is responsible for institutional and strategic planning, and resource allocation.
Professor Ewan McKendrick
As Registrar, Professor McKendrick acts as the head of University Administration and Services (UAS), with responsibility for the management and professional development of UAS staff and for the development of other administrative support. He is also the principal adviser on strategic policy to the Vice-Chancellor and Council.
Pro-Vice-Chancellors without portfolio
These Pro-Vice-Chancellors undertake a range of duties on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor including chairing of electoral boards and presiding at degree ceremonies:
Professor Roger Ainsworth, FRAeS, Master of St Catherine's College
Ms Frances Cairncross, CBE, FRSE, Rector of Exeter College
Professor Richard Carwardine, FRHS, FLSW, FBA, President of Corpus Christi College
Dr Frances Lannon, FRHistS, Principal of Lady Margaret Hall
The Very Revd Dr Christopher Lewis, Dean of Christ Church
Professor Paul Madden, FRS, FRSE, Provost of The Queen's College
Dr Sarah Thomas, Bodley's Librarian and Fellow of Balliol College
Revd Dr Ralph Waller, Principal of Harris Manchester College