Vice Chancellor's Diversity Award: nominations

Dan Holloway

Daniel Holloway, Head of Administration and Finance with the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, was nominated for the Individual Role Model Award in the Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Awards. Daniel's nomination was for his outstanding work to raise awareness of mental health issues.

As well as co-designing and co-delivering the Looking Behind the Label mental health training for managers with Verity Westgate, Dan has been working on disability issues within (and outside) the University for over a decade. 

In 2017 Dan was one of the speakers at the Oxford Disability Lecture, on the subject of radical inclusion in the workplace. He has spoken at many similar events, including talking about the impact of running ultramarathons on his mental health at Said Business School and the importance of understanding diverse needs in the workplace at the Pitt Rivers. 

Last year he won the Humanities Innovation Challenge with Mycelium, a creativity training tool that has been developed with support from Oxford University Innovation Limited into Rogue Interrobang ( This is a creativity training business that aims to fully unlock the potential of diverse workplaces to help solve global problems, which is being spun out as a company on 1 August.  

Outside of the University, Dan has worked on debt and mental health for over a decade. He sits on the steering group that drew up the Money Advice Liaison Group banking code of practice and the Debt and Mental Health Evidence Form.

As well as talking about inclusive finance at events - from the launch of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute's report on the subject at Barclays HQ in London to a briefing session for the inancial Ombudsman Service -he currently sits on the Government Review of the Debt and Mental Health Evidence Form. 

To read more about the University’s plans to develop its support around mental health see: