Elections

  • Thursday 24 May 2012
  • NO. 4990
  • VOL. 142

Contested elections7 June

The following election will be contested. All members of Congregation are entitled to vote in this election. Ballot papers were dispatched from the University Offices on 18 May. Completed ballot papers must be received by the Elections Officer not later than 4 pm on 7 June. Candidate statements are included below. Voters may wish to wait until they have read these statements before returning their ballot papers.

Council

One member of Congregation elected by Congregation from members of the faculties in the divisions of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and of Medical Sciences:

Current/Retiring Member
To hold office until
Professor S C Cooper, St Catherine's
MT 2016

The following nominations have been received:

Kay E Davies, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Hertford, Faculties of Biochemistry, of Physiological Sciences, and of Clinical Medicine

Nominated by:

A M Buchan, Corpus Christi, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

A G Galione, Lady Margaret Hall, Faculty of Physiological Sciences

P A Robbins, Queen's, Faculty of Physiological Sciences

M S P Sansom, Corpus Christi, Faculty of Biochemistry

Candidate statement:

Kay Davies is the Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Honorary Director of the MRC Functional Genomics Unit and Associate Head of Division, Medical Sciences Division. She was Head of the Department of Genetics from 1996-1998, the Head of Human Anatomy and Genetics 1998-2005, and Head of the merged Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics from 2008 until 2011. She is a Fellow of Hertford College. She is a world renowned geneticist with more than 350 peer reviewed papers and numerous awards. She currently serves on the Oxford Personnel Committee and Honorary Degrees Committee. She is a Delegate to Oxford University Press. She is familiar with the area of commercial exploitation of science as she co-founded Vastox plc (now Summit plc) in order to take drugs to the clinic for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. She has served on MRC Council and is currently on research committees of various charities. She is a Governor of the Wellcome Trust. Professor Davies is a founding fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2003. She is committed to the public understanding of science through radio, television and newspaper interviews and public lectures. She is patron of the Oxfordshire Science Festival, 2012. She was awarded a CBE in 1995 and a DBE in 2008 in recognition of her many contributions to medical research.

Roger L Davies, BSc UCL, MA DPhil Oxf, PhD Camb, Student of Christ Church, Faculty of Physics

Nominated by:

C A Lewis, Dean of Christ Church, Faculty of Theology

Lord Krebs of Wytham, Principal of Jesus, Faculty of Zoology

R W Ainsworth, Master of St Catherine's, Faculty of Engineering Science

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

R C Darton, Keble, Faculty of Engineering Science

R Wade-Martins, Christ Church, Faculty of Physiological Sciences

Candidate statement:

The University is a diverse organisation that faces challenges from many directions. Our core activities are teaching and research. Maintaining excellence in these, despite the numerous other demands on our attention, is crucial to continuing success. Specifically I believe that success will come through supporting individuals and teams of colleagues to have the freedom, time and resources they need to pursue world class research and innovative teaching. I have held positions both inside and beyond the university that I believe prepare me well for service on the Council. I was elected Chairman of Physics and led one of the largest departments in the University for five years. I have served on Research Councils, I have Chaired the Board of Directors of two international Observatories and for the last two years I have been President of the Royal Astronomical Society. Through these roles I have firsthand experience of priority setting with limited resources, and taking the lead in promoting academic research beyond the confines of academe. The University is fortunate in having access to resources from donors and OUP in addition to student fees, HEFCE and Research Council funding. Marshalling those resources to best serve researchers and scholars is the crucial role of Council and one I look forward to participating in.

W Gillies McKenna, BSc Edin, PhD MD Albert Einstein, Fellow of Wolfson, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Nominated by:

Sir John Bell, Christ Church, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

A M Cooper-Sarkar, St Hilda's, Faculty of Physics

P K Maini, St John's, Faculty of Mathematics

K A Nasmyth, Trinity, Faculty of Biochemistry

J A Noble, St Hilda's, Faculty of Engineering Science

P J Ratcliffe, Magdalen, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

C J Schofield, Hertford, Faculty of Chemistry

T P Softley, Merton, Faculty of Chemistry

L Tarassenko, St John's, Faculty of Engineering Science

H C Watkins, Exeter, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Candidate statement:

We live in difficult times, and it is essential that the Divisions find opportunities to work together. As your representative for both the Medical (MSD) and Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS) Divisions, my goal will be to ensure that we have a voice in support of our activities in the highest levels of the University. There is much work to be done at the interfaces of our disciplines, and it is in such areas that we often train our students and postdoctoral fellows. I have demonstrated ability to work with both the MSD and MPLS Divisions in numerous areas linking with external funding partners and Research Councils. The Oxford Cancer Imaging Centre of which I am Principal Investigator has brought in millions of pounds of research support, and brings together researchers from Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering with many researchers across the MSD and NHS Trust. I ensured that 40% of the funds raised for the Imaging Centre went to support trainees, the vast majority of them working across Divisions. The Particle Therapy Cancer Research Institute, which I helped found, brings together researchers in the MSD with Physics and Computing from MPLS. Foundations that we build in hard times will allow us to build mighty edifices for teaching and research when times improve. The interests of MSD and MPLS are so closely entwined that it is essential that we be effectively represented on Council. I would be honoured to take on this role with your support.

Notes:

For further information, please contact the Elections Officer (shirley.stacey@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Uncontested elections

Nominations for these elections closed at 4 pm on 10 May.

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 Thursday, 10 May 2012 (as per Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002, regulations 8.2.(3) and 8.2.(6); Council Regulations 17 of 2002, regulations 22 and 26; and Council Regulations 19 of 2002, regulations 37 and 41). 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.

Council

One member of Congregation elected by Congregation from members of the faculties in the divisions of Humanities and of Social Sciences:

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until
Dr E J Garnett, Wadham MT 2016

The following nomination has been received:

S N MacFarlane, BA Dartmouth, MA MPhil DPhil Oxf, Fellow of St Anne's, Faculty of Social Studies

Nominated by:

J A Endicott, St Cross, Faculty of Biochemistry

E V K FitzGerald, St Antony's, Faculty of Social Studies

J Furlong, Green Templeton, Faculty of Social Studies

E M Herzig, Wadham, Faculty of Oriental Studies

A J Hurrell, Balliol, Faculty of Social Studies

P A Kemp, St Cross, Faculty of Social Studies

I A Walmsley, St Hugh's, Faculty of Physics

S D Whitefield, Pembroke, Faculty of Social Studies

One member of Congregation, not necessarily being a member of any division and not in any case being nominated in a divisional capacity, elected by Congregation:

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until
The Very Revd C A Lewis, Christ Church MT 2016

The following nomination has been received:

Christopher Lewis, BA Brist, MA DPhil Oxf, PhD Camb, Dean of Christ Church, Faculty of Theology

Nominated by:

R W Ainsworth, Master of St Catherine's, Faculty of Engineering Science

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

S E Thomas, Balliol

I M C Watson, Christ Church, Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Note: full details of Council's remit, composition, functions and powers can be found at: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/783-121.shtml. For further information, please contact the Head of the Council Secretariat (emma.rampton@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Committees reporting to Council

Continuing Education Board

One member of the Department for Continuing Education elected by and from among the members of the department:

Current/Retiring Member
To hold office until
Dr M A Smith, Kellogg MT 2015

The following nomination has been received:

Tom Buchanan, MA DPhil, Fellow of Kellogg, Faculty of History

Nominated by:

D W Griffiths, Kellogg, Sub-Faculty of Archaeology

D S Grylls, Kellogg, Faculty of English Language and Literature

C A Jackson, Kellogg, Faculty of History

C M G Morgan, Kellogg, Department for Continuing Education

For further information, please contact the Secretary (peter.gambles@conted.ox.ac.uk).

Buildings and Estates Subcommittee

One member of Congregation elected by Congregation:

Current/Retiring Member
To hold office until
Dr B T Huffman, Lady Margaret Hall MT 2015

The following nomination has been received:

Malcolm Bradbury, BA Nott, Faculty of Physics

Nominated by:

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

C R M Grovenor, St Anne's, Faculty of Materials

C A Ryde, Faculty of Chemistry

S E Thomas, Balliol

S J Whatmore, Linacre, Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

Further information on the subcommittee can be found at: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/520-122d.shtml. For further information, please contact the Secretary (ellen.hudspith@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Other Committees and University Bodies

Committee for the Nomination of Select Preachers

Two members of Congregation elected by Congregation:

Current/Retiring Member
To hold office until
Dr M D Chapman, Ripon College MT 2016
Dr B Wannewetsch, Harris Manchester MT 2016

The following nominations have been received:

M D Chapman, MA DPhil DipTh Oxf, Faculty of Theology

Nominated by:

Canon Percy, Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Faculty of Theology

S R I Foot, Christ Church, Faculty of Theology

J D S Rasmussen, Mansfield, Faculty of Theology

J Zachhuber, Trinity, Faculty of Theology

L J Gullifer, BCL MA Oxf, Fellow of Harris Manchester, Faculty of Law

Nominated by:

R Waller, Principal of Harris Manchester, Faculty of Theology

S A Killoran, Harris Manchester

V J Lill, Harris Manchester

W J Mander, Harris Manchester, Faculty of Philosophy

For further information, please contact the Secretary (gary.crocker@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Visitatorial Board Panel

Three persons elected by and from Congregation:

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until
Mr J M Fopma MT 2016
The Revd Canon Dr J D Maltby, Corpus Christi MT 2016
Dr K J Morris, Mansfield MT 2016

The following nominations have been received:

Christopher P Conlon, MA Oxf, MD Lond, Fellow of Oriel, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Nominated by:

Council, under Regulation 2.(2)(c) of Council Regulations 36 of 2002

Johan Fopma, BEng HTV Vlissingen, MSc Lond, Department of Physics

Nominated by:

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

J-G Deutsch, St Cross, Faculty of History

D G Fraser, Worcester, Faculties of Earth Sciences and of Chemistry

R L Wastie, Department of Physics

K J Morris, BA Tufts, MA MPhil DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Mansfield, Faculty of Philosophy

Nominated by:

D G Fraser, Worcester, Faculties of Earth Sciences and of Chemistry

B T Huffman, Lady Margaret Hall, Faculty of Physics

P A Lodge, Mansfield, Faculty of Philosophy

L Rumsey, Mansfield, Faculty of English Language and Literature

Further information on the board can be found at: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/353-051a.shtml and www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/248-062.shtml. For further information, please contact the Secretary (max.todd@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Divisional Boards

Humanities Board

One person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Music:

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until
[new post] MT 2016

The following nomination has been received:

R L A Saxton, MA Camb, MA DMus Oxf, Fellow of Worcester, Faculty of Music

Nominated by:

R W Allen, St Peter's, Faculty of Music

E F Clarke, Wadham, Faculty of Music

P R Franklin, St Catherine's, Faculty of Music

D M Grimley, Merton, Faculty of Music

One person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Oriental Studies:

Current/Retiring Member
To hold office until
[new post] MT 2016

The following nomination has been received:

John Baines, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Queen's, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sub-faculty of Archaeology

Nominated by:

J W Benson, Wolfson, Faculty of Oriental Studies

M D Goodman, Wolfson, Faculties of Classics, of Oriental Studies and of Theology

C Melchert, Pembroke, Faculty of Oriental Studies

D G K Taylor, Wolfson, Faculties of Oriental Studies and of Theology

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

Current/Retiring Member
To hold office until
[new post] MT 2016

The following nomination has been received:

W J Mander, BA Lond, BPhil MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Harris Manchester, Faculty of Philosophy

Nominated by:

A Hattiangadi, St Hilda's, Faculty of Philosophy

T H Irwin, Keble, Faculty of Philosophy

T K Johansen, Brasenose, Faculty of Philosophy

P A Lodge, Mansfield, Faculty of Philosophy

One person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Theology:

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until
[new post] MT 2016

The following nomination has been received:

J Zachhuber, MA MSt DPhil Oxf, Dr Theol Habil Humboldt, Fellow of Trinity, Faculty of Theology

Nominated by:

S L T Apetrei, Keble, Faculty of Theology

S R I Foot, Christ Church, Faculty of Theology

J W Jarick, Regent's Park, Faculty of Theology

P A M Kennedy, Mansfield, Faculty of Theology

For further information, please contact the Secretary (divsec@humanities.ox.ac.uk).

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

One person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Physics:

Current/Retiring Member
To hold office until
Professor N Thatte, Faculty of Physics MT 2016

The following nomination has been received:

Niranjan Thatte, Btech Bombay, MS PhD Berkeley, MA Oxf, Faculty of Physics

Nominated by:

R L Davies, Christ Church, Faculty of Physics

P L Read, Trinity, Faculty of Physics

P F Roche, Hertford, Faculty of Physics

J F Wheater, University College, Faculty of Physics

For further information, please contact the Secretary (saira.shaikh@mpls.ox.ac.uk).

Social Sciences Board

Two persons elected on a rotational basis by and from academic members of the following units of the division, with each person serving a two-year period of office: (i) the Institute of Archaeology and Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art and (ii) the Blavatnik School of Government:

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until
Dr C E Harris, Magdalen MT 2014
Professor P Montgomery, Green Templeton MT 2014

The following nomination has been received:

Amy Bogaard, MA Oxf, PhD Sheff, Fellow of St Cross, Sub-faculty of Archaeology

Nominated by:

R N E Barton, Hertford, Sub-faculty of Archaeology

C H Gosden, Keble, Faculty of Anthropology and Geography, Sub-faculty of Archaeology

H F Hamerow, St Cross, Faculty of History, Sub-faculty of Archaeology

A I Wilson, All Souls, Faculty of Classics, Sub-faculty of Archaeology

Three persons elected on a rotational basis by and from academic members of the following units of the division, with each person serving a two-year period of office: (i) the Department of Economics; (ii) the Department of Education; and (iii) the School of Geography and the Environment:

Current/Retiring Member
To hold office until
Dr K L Blackmon, Merton MT 2014
Professor Y F Khong, Nuffield MT 2014
Mr D P Nolan, Worcester MT 2014

The following nominations have been received:

Maria Evangelou, MA Lond, DPhil Oxf, Faculty of Social Studies

Nominated by:

L A Edwards, St Hilda's, Department of Education

D S Mills, Kellogg, Faculty of Social Studies

T A Mutton, Faculty of Social Studies

P M Sammons, Faculty of Social Studies

Patricia Rice, MA BSc Warw, DPhil Oxf, Department of Economics

Nominated by:

C M Armstrong, All Souls, Faculty of Social Studies

P D Klemperer, Nuffield, Faculty of Social Studies

K W S Roberts, Nuffield, Faculty of Social Studies

M J Stevens, Lincoln, Faculty of Social Studies

Dariusz Wojcik, MSc Stockholm, MA Jagiellonian, MA Cracow, DPhil Oxf, Fellow of St Peter's, Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

Nominated by:

R Grenyer, Jesus, Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

S J Whatmore, Linacre, Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

R J Whittaker, St Edmund Hall, Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

L S Wild, St Hilda's, Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

For further information, please contact the Secretary (rachel.meyrick@socsci.ox.ac.uk).

Faculty Boards

Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Five persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of English Language and Literature:

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until
Dr A Klevan, St Anne's MT 2014
Dr N A Halmi, University College MT 2014
Professor L C Mugglestone, Pembroke MT 2014
Dr S P Perry, Balliol MT 2014
Professor D J Womersley, St Catherine's MT 2014

The following nominations have been received:

Nicholas Halmi, BA Cornell, MA Oxf, MA PhD Toronto, Fellow of University College

Nominated by:

J D Bradshaw, Worcester

R Lewis, St Hugh's

L K Marcus, New College

D L Wakelin, St Hilda's

Freya Johnston, MA PhD Camb, Fellow of St Anne's

Nominated by:

J D Bradshaw, Worcester

R Lewis, St Hugh's

L K Marcus, New College

D L Wakelin, St Hilda's

Lloyd Pratt, BA Louisiana, MA Yale, PhD Brown, Fellow of Linacre

Nominated by:

J D Bradshaw, Worcester

R Lewis, St Hugh's

L K Marcus, New College

D L Wakelin, St Hilda's

David Womersley, MA DPhil Oxf, MA PhD Camb, Fellow of St Catherine's

Nominated by:

J D Bradshaw, Worcester

R Lewis, St Hugh's

L K Marcus, New College

D L Wakelin, St Hilda's

For further information, please contact the Secretary (katie.routh@ell.ox.ac.uk).

Board of the Faculty of History

Two persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of History holding posts on the establishment or under the aegis of the board:

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until
Dr J J Sexton, Corpus Christi MT 2014
Dr M Whittow, Corpus Christi MT 2014

The following nomination has been received:

Mark Whittow, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Corpus Christi

Nominated by:

M S Kempshall, Wadham

D A Parrott, New College

W H Whyte, St John's

C J Wickham, All Souls

For further information, please contact the Secretary (administrator@history.ox.ac.uk).

Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Three persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics:

Current/Retiring Member
To hold office until
Professor M E Dalrymple, Linacre MT 2014
Dr S R Parkinson, Linacre MT 2014
Mr J C Smith, St Catherine's MT 2014

The following nominations have been received:

Stephen Parkinson, MA PhD Camb, MA Oxf, Fellow of Linacre

Nominated by:

P J Barber, Wolfson

M E Dalrymple, Linacre

A Lahiri, Somerville

P Probert, Wolfson

Elinor Payne, MA MPhil PhD Camb, PGDip SOAS, Fellow of St Hilda's

Nominated by:

A Asudeh, Jesus

J S Coleman, Wolfson

K Hoge, St Hilda's

R A M Temple, New College

P Probert, MA MPhil DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Wolfson

Nominated by:

P J Barber, Wolfson

M E Dalrymple, Linacre

A Lahiri, Somerville

S R Parkinson, Linacre

For further information, please contact the Secretary (lindsay.rudge@humanities.ox.ac.uk).

Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Five persons elected by the members of the faculty of Oriental Studies:

Current/Retiring Member
To hold office until
[new posts] MT 2014

The following nominations have been received:

Linda Flores, MA Oxf, MA Washington, PhD California, Fellow of Pembroke

Nominated by:

C D Holes, Magdalen

C Z Minkowski, Balliol

R O'Hanlon, St Cross

M J Smith, University College

Elizabeth Frood, DPhil, Fellow of St Cross

Nominated by:

C D Holes, Magdalen

C Z Minkowski, Balliol

R O'Hanlon, St Cross

M J Smith, University College

Margaret Hillenbrand, MA Camb, MSc Edin, DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Wadham

Nominated by:

C D Holes, Magdalen

C Z Minkowski, Balliol

R O'Hanlon, St Cross

M J Smith, University College

Judith Pfeiffer, MA Cologne, PhD Chicago, Fellow of St Cross

Nominated by:

L M Flores, Pembroke

C Melchert, Pembroke

U Roesler, Wolfson

T M van Lint, Pembroke

Ulrike Roesler, MA PhD Munster, Fellow of Wolfson

Nominated by:

C D Holes, Magdalen

C Z Minkowski, Balliol

R O'Hanlon, St Cross

M J Smith, University College

For further information, please contact the Secretary (oriental@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

Three persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Philosophy:

Current/Retiring Member
To hold office until
Dr E M Fricker, Magdalen MT 2014
Professor T H Irwin, Keble MT 2014
Professor S J Mulhall, New College MT 2014

The following nominations have been received:

E M Fricker, BPhil MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Magdalen

Nominated by:

A Hattiangadi, St Hilda's

T H Irwin, Keble

T K Johansen, Brasenose

P A Lodge, Mansfield

T H Irwin, MA Oxf, PhD Princeton, Fellow of Keble

Nominated by:

A Hattiangadi, St Hilda's

T K Johansen, Brasenose

P A Lodge, Mansfield

W J Mander, Harris Manchester

S J Mulhall, MA DPhil Oxf, MA Toronto, Fellow of New College

Nominated by:

A Hattiangadi, St Hilda's

T H Irwin, Keble

T K Johansen, Brasenose

P A Lodge, Mansfield

For further information, please contact the Secretary (tom.moore@philosophy.ox.ac.uk).

Notes:

For further information, please contact the Elections Officer (shirley.stacey@admin.ox.ac.uk.