Janice French

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Janice French

Head of Administration




In my role as Head of Administration I am the operations lead for the Department of Chemistry with a broad range of responsibilities in support of the Department’s research and teaching.   I work closely with the Head of Department and senior colleagues on matters of strategy, planning and governance and on key Department-wide agenda such as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, capital planning, and financial sustainability.  I also oversee the Chemistry Operations Team which comprises the heads of the operational functions for Facilities, Finance, HR, IT, Research Facilitation, Communications and Alumni, Development, and for teaching delivery (Faculty Office).  In my role I work closely with the members of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Office, senior staff in the central University and my counterparts in other academic departments.


Prior to joining the Department of Chemistry in October 2020, I had worked at Oxford University as the Director of Faculty Services in the Said Business School and as Head of Administration in the Department of Politics and International Relations.  After an early career in arts administration, my career has focused on higher education management.  I have an MBA in Higher Education Management from University College London and prior to joining Oxford held roles in support of Clinical Medicine at Cambridge University, Computational Neuroscience at University College London and the Graduate School of the Environment at Imperial College.    



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