Elections 25 November

  • Thursday 11 November 2010
  • No. 4934
  • Vol 141

Contested Election

Medical Sciences Divisional Board

One person from among the members of the Faculty of Biochemistry, the Faculty of Physiological Sciences and the Faculty of Psychological Studies, of whom there shall be no more than one from each of the Department of Biochemistry, the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, the Department of Pharmacology and the Department of Experimental Psychology, elected jointly by the members of the Faculty of Biochemistry, the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, the Faculty of Physiological Sciences and the Faculty of Psychological Studies.

Professor J.N.P. Rawlins, Wolfson MT 2014

The following nominations have been received:

O.J. Braddick, MA PhD Camb, MA Oxf, Fellow of Magdalen, Department of Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Psychological Studies

Nominated by:

K.E. Davies, Hertford, Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

B.J. Rogers, Pembroke, Psychological Studies

I. Tracey, Pembroke, Anaesthetics

N. Yeung, University College, Experimental Psychology

Candidate statement:

I have been Head of Experimental Psychology since 2001, actively engaged in divisional governance on the Planning and Resources Committee (2001–2006), Educational Strategy Group (2005), chairing the Review of Physiological Sciences FHS (2006), and a Board member (2008–2010).

The Division works in a complex and demanding context, requiring relationships with the NHS as well as with other Divisions and Colleges, and needing to sustain excellence in diverse research and teaching areas. I would seek a balanced integration of these areas in Board discussions, keeping in view the diversity of the Division's activities. I believe the defining characteristic of a University is the synergy between research and undergraduate and graduate teaching, each activity gaining strength from the others.

I would be the only member of Experimental Psychology on the Board, bringing a special interest in neuroscience (a key strategic area for the Division but not strongly represented on the current Board), and in educational aspects of the Division's mission going beyond preclinical and clinical medicine. However, I believe my record on the Board will show that I take a broad and collegial view in promoting the interests of the Division as a whole.

The Division derives strength from internal and external interdisciplinary links. I greatly value such links in my own research (with Paediatrics) and between Experimental Psychology and other basic and clinical sciences, social sciences and humanities. I would aim to promote such links that allow the Division to benefit fully from Oxford's range of intellectual strengths.

Mark S.P. Sansom, MA DPhil Oxf, Student of Christ Church, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biochemistry

Nominated by:

I.D. Campbell, St John's, Biochemistry

R.A. Dwek, Exeter, Biochemistry

J.A. Hodgkin, Keble, Biochemistry

E.J.C. Mellor, Queen's, Biochemistry

K.A. Nasmyth, Trinity, Biochemistry

D.J. Sherratt, Linacre, Biochemistry

Candidate statement:

Qualifications. I have held a joint appointment in Oxford for 19 years with a UL in Molecular Biophysics, and a Studentship in Biochemistry at Christ Church. I have undertaken a range of administrative duties. At University level I chaired the Oxford Supercomputing Centre (OSC), and I have been actively involved in (and currently co-direct) the Wellcome Trust Structural Biology graduate programme. Within Biochemistry, I have acted as head of the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics for one year, and currently head the Research Laboratory of Molecular and Systems Biochemistry, one of five groupings within the Department responsible for research strategy and space planning. Within Christ Church I have held a number of posts, including Tutor for Graduates. Nationally, I have chaired the HECToR Science Board, responsible for the procurement of the UK national supercomputer. I therefore appreciate the competing academic and financial pressures within the University at all levels, and have wide experience of the development of large scale resources and training across the physical/biomedical sciences interface.

Reasons. There is a need to fully integrate research and teaching (both graduate and undergraduate) in order to maintain Oxford medical sciences as world-leading. During a period of transitions in funding models, we need to develop a strategy that supports research spanning from the fundamental to the translational. Within this context, we need to maintain high academic standards whilst developing innovative and well-resourced models of graduate student training.


General notes:

The nomination period for this election closed at 4 p.m. on Thursday 28 October 2010.

The following members of Congregation are entitled to vote in this election: members of the Faculty of Biochemistry, the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, the Faculty of Physiological Sciences and the Faculty of Psychological Studies. Ballot papers were sent out to voters during the week of 8 November. Completed ballot papers must be received by the Elections Office not later than 4 p.m. on 25 November 2010.

For more information, please contact the Elections Office (elections.office@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Uncontested Elections

As the number of nominations received is no more than sufficient to fill the following vacancies, the candidates nominated below shall be deemed to be duly elected as of 28 October 2010; and, where the vacancies are to be filled for periods of different length, the candidate senior in academic standing shall hold office for the longer period (as per Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002, regulations 8.2.(6); Council Regulations 17.22 and 17.26 of 2002; and Council Regulations 19.37 and 19.41 of 2002). For the purposes of elections, academic standing is as defined in Council Regulations 22 of 2002, Part 2: Academic Precedence and Standing, made by Council on 26 June 2002.


Audit and Scrutiny Committee

One member of Congregation elected by Congregation from among members of the faculties in the Divisions of Humanities and Social Sciences who shall not serve on Council or the Finance Committee or on any committee which in the view of Council has main line executive authority within the University, or hold any office in the University or any college which involves executive authority

Mr BA Sufrin From HT2011 to MT 2013

The following nomination has been received:

Dr J.C.L. Tseng, BS CalTech, MA PhD Johns Hopkins, MA Oxf, Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Faculty of Physics

Nominated by:

K. Gull, Principal of St Edmund Hall, Faculty of Physiological Sciences

S.C. Cooper, St Catherine's, Faculty of Physics

E.J. Garnett, Wadham, Faculty of History, Sub-Faculty of the History of Art

J.B. Nightingale, Magdalen, Faculty of History 

S.G. Roberts, St Edmund Hall, Faculty of Materials


Committee for the Nomination of Select Preachers

Two members of Congregation elected by Congregation

The Revd Canon Dr J.A. Shaw, New College MT 2012
The Revd Dr R. Waller, Principal of Harris Manchester MT 2012

The following nomination has been received:

Bernd Wannenwetsch, MA Oxf, Dr Theol Dr Theol Habil Erlangen, Fellow of Harris Manchester, Faculty of Theology

Nominated by:

P.S. Fiddes, Regent's Park, Faculty of Theology

P. Kennedy, Mansfield, Faculty of Theology

C.M. Methuen, Keble, Faculty of Theology

A.J. Moore, Regent's Park, Faculty of Theology


Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

One person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Computer Science

Dr J. Gibbons, Kellogg MT 2013

The following nomination has been received:

Tom Melham, BSc Calgary, MA Oxf, PhD Camb, Fellow of Balliol, Computing Laboratory

Nominated by:

S. Abramsky, Wolfson, Computing Laboratory

S.G. Pulman, Somerville, Computing Laboratory

G. Lowe, St Catherine's, Computing Laboratory

A.W. Roscoe, University College, Computing Laboratory

One person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Chemistry

Professor P.P. Edwards, St Catherine's
MT 2013

The following nomination has been received:

Philip Mountford, BSc CNAA, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Faculty of Chemistry

Nominated by:

S. Aldridge, Queen's, Chemistry

P. Beer, Wadham, Chemistry

P.D. Battle, St Catherine's, Chemistry

S. Fletcher, Keble, Chemistry


One person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Chemistry

Professor G. Hancock, Trinity
 MT 2011

 The following nomination has been received:

Timothy P. Softley, MA Oxf, PhD S'ton, Fellow of Merton, Faculty of Chemistry

Nominated by:

M. Brouard, Jesus, Faculty of Chemistry

G. Hancock, Trinity, Faculty of Chemistry

P.J. Hore, Corpus Christi, Faculty of Chemistry

B.J. Howard, Pembroke, Faculty of Chemistry


Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

One person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Philosophy

Dr P.A. Lodge, Mansfield  MT 2011

The following nomination has been received:

A. Hattiangadi, BA York (Toronto), MA Oxf, MA Toronto, PhD Camb, Fellow of St Hilda's, Faculty of Philosophy

Nominated by:

H.R. Brown, Wolfson, Faculty of Philosophy

M.K. Davies, Corpus Christi, Faculty of Philosophy

D.R. Isaacson, Wolfson, Faculty of Philosophy

A.W. Moore, St Hugh's, Faculty of Philosophy