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Administrative Staff

Head of Administration and Finance

Dr Audrey Cahill

The Ioannou Centre
Tel: (01865) 288385

Responsibilities: The Head of Administration is responsible for the management of the administrative and operations staff and services, Faculty finances, and the Ioannou Centre. She is Secretary to the Faculty Board and advises the Board on strategic and operational issues, policy and procedure.

Deputy Administrator

Miss Clare Jarvis

The Ioannou Centre
Tel: (01865) 288397


Deputising for the Head of Administration; taking Faculty Board minutes; managing the day to day operation of the Classics Human Resources team; providing advice, support and guidance on Human Resources issues to the Faculty Board, Head of Administration and senior Faculty members; line manager for the HR Administrator and the Academic Administrative Officer.

Academic Administrative Staff


Mr Andrew Dixon
Academic Administrative Officer

The Ioannou Centre
Tel: (01865) 288388


Responsibilities: The Academic Administrative Officer is responsible for the on-course administration of the Faculty's undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses, as well as for graduate admissions (for both taught and research degrees). The Academic Administrative Officer services the Standing Committee for Mods and Greats, the Language Teaching Committee, the JCC for Undergraduates and the termly Sub-faculty meetings, and is also responsible for the production of the termly lecture list.


Photo - Erica Clarke

Miss Erica Clarke
Academic Support Officer

The Ioannou Centre
Tel: (01865) 288269


Responsibilities: The Academic Support Officer provides administrative assistance for the Academic Administrative Officer in support of admissions, and undergraduate and graduate studies. She is also responsible for the typesetting of examination papers.

Human Resources Administrator

Miss Philippa Crowley

The Ioannou Centre
Tel: (01865) 288174

Responsibilities: The Human Resources Administrator brings together all of the operational duties concerned with delivering Human Resources (HR) services to all categories of staff (academic staff (in conjunction with the Humanities Division), research staff, support and academic-related staff, teaching assistants, casual and agency staff) and academic visitors in the Faculty. This includes staff recruitment, HR support during employment, end of contract processes, and problem solving for individual members of staff and their line managers.

IT Staff

Mr Neil Leeder
IT Officer (Web & database development)

The Ioannou Centre
Tel: (01865) 288171

Responsibilities: Website and database development including development of departmental website and weblearn, plus other web-based projects, such as sharepoint, classics teaching register and local administrative databases. Webmaster for the departmental website. First point of contact (technical) for symplectic elements and the admissions decision support system (ADSS). Providing advice on costs and technical details for the technical appendices of research grant applications. Member of the Classics Media Team and primary lead on investigating lecture capture.



Mr Diggory Gray
IT Officer (Servers & Support)

The Ioannou Centre
Tel: (01865) 288264


Responsibilities: Responsibility for user and server support, server administration, networking and security, specification and purchasing of IT equipment, IT Project management, support for audio visual equipment.

Facilities and Events Staff

Miss Stephanie Lyon
Interim Facilities and Events Officer

The Ioannou Centre
Tel: (01865) 610235


Responsibilities: The management of the Facilities at the Ioannou Centre including reception, project management of all building related issues, the management and administration of all events and room bookings that take place at the Ioannou Centre, and being the main contact for event enquiries. I help set up the University online store for those Faculty events that require payment to be taken.



Mr Paul Sawyer
Facilities and Events Support Officer

The Ioannou Centre
Tel: (01865) 288391


Responsibilities: Welcoming visitors and students to the faculty, administration of access to the centre, assisting with audio visual for seminar rooms, assisting with building maintenance, general enquiries via email.

Interim Outreach Officer

Miss Emma Searle
The Ioannou Centre
Tel: (01865) 288172

Responsibilities: Organising and running events and projects with schools and those involved with education, including open days, to promote and support Classics and / or Oxford applications. In addition: organising alumni events on behalf of the faculty and co-editing the faculty's annual newsletter. 

Latin Teaching Scheme Coordinator & Classics in Communities Project

Miss Emma Searle
The Ioannou Centre

Responsibilities: Coordinating the Oxford Latin Teaching Scheme and providing administrative support for the Classics in Communities project.

The Oxford Latin Teaching Scheme offers students in Years 8 and 9 (13—14 year olds) attending state schools in the Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Berkshire areas that have no Latin provision whatsoever (this includes after-school clubs) free tuition in Latin language and literature ab initio through to GCSE examination.

Finance Staff

Mrs M.L. Foster-Ali
Finance Officer

The Ioannou Centre
Tel: (01865) 288387

Responsibilities: Support to the Faculty Administrator regarding Faculty Finances (budget setting, reporting, and making financial returns). Managing the day-to-day activities of the Faculty’s Finance Office including: purchasing of goods and services; invoicing of goods and services and processing claims and expenses on Faculty grants. Responsible for Payroll payments (i.e. MILC, Lecture, Special Graduate Tuition & Supervision Payments), financial reporting, co-ordinating and making returns for financial year end, monitoring and payment of Craven awards, student scholarships and Faculty buyouts, management of Faculty Trust Funds and Secretary to the Craven Committee.


Mrs Sowmya Singh
Finance Assistant

The Ioannou Centre
Tel: (01865) 610245


Responsibilities: Assisting the Finance Officer with the day to day business of Faculty Finances and administration including purchasing of goods and services; processing claims and expenses on faculty grants; monitoring and tracking payments; collections and banking of cash; assistance with conference and events finances; maintaining financial records and running reports.

Research Centre Administrative Staff

Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents

Photo - Maggy Sasanow

Maggy Sasanow
Research Support Officer

The Ioannou Centre
Tel: (01685) 288255


Administrator and Research Support Officer for the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents.

Classical Art Research Centre

Mr Giles Richardson
Administrative Assistant

The Ioannou Centre
Tel: 01865 (2)78083

Responsibilities: This is the only permanent administrative role within the Classical Art Research Centre (CARC) and is central to the smooth running and development of the Centre. The role involves close collaboration with the main administrative and support teams in the Faculty of Classics. Giles works part-time five mornings a week, offering clerical and administrative support to the Director; helping visitors using the Beazley Archive and other CARC resources; communicating with students, colleagues, and external researchers; providing basic archival tasks and maintenance of CARC's web pages; organisation of events; and general administrative and clerical support.