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
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 Cawardine, 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