Offices of the Nuffield Professor of Medicine

The Nuffield Professor has a small team of specialist staff dedicated to specific functional areas, known as NDM Strategic. These staff are led by Darren Nash, Associate Head of Department (Academic Support & Finance).

The primary aim of these posts is to assist Head of Units, senior academics and local administrators with work related to large and complex projects, strategic initiatives, or backfilling senior administrative posts as required.

These posts also provide a buffer to strategic and operational changes generated from outside the Department, ranging from the implementation of new finance systems, to external funder related negotiations and horizon scanning for risks and opportunities related to their specialist areas.

The NDM Strategic team underpin the primary administration provided directly within the six main geographic based administration centres of the Department.

NDM Strategic Team

Elena McPhilbin, Head of Human Resources - NDM

Claire Worland, NDM Athena SWAN Coordinator

Jamie Newman, Head of Operations

Noel Lawlor, NDM Compliance Manager

Lettitia Derrington, Graduate Studies Manager

Lorraine Donaldson, Finance & Project Manager, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Oxford Institute

Karen Valentine, NDM Business Manager

Verity Nevin, NDM Business Manager

Camilo Quevedo, Unit Administrator

Fiona Williams, Trainee NDM Administrator

Aleksandra Kuczera, Trainee NDM Adminstrator

Samantha Branch, Departmental Financial Controller

Public Engagement, Scientific Outreach Team

Paul Harper, Web Development Officer

Web Team, Web & Application Administrator

Tabitha Wafula, Website Administrator

Robert Esnouf, Research Computing Strategy Officer

Kathryn Smith, PA to Head of Department

Abigail Ramirez, PA to Associate Head of Department  (Academic Support & Finance)

Business Managers

Please see either the Institutes, Centres & Units or the Research Buildings pages for explanations of abbreviations used.

Lead AdministratorEmailInstitutes, Centres & Units

Jo Hovard



Peter Bond


STRUBI (includes OPIC and OPPF)


Ed Gibbs


Gary Strickland


JENNER (includes CBF)


Janine Crispin


NDMRB (includes TDI)