Research Staff Hub

In April 2021, the University launched the Research Staff Hub, in line with our commitments to the Researcher Development Concordat.

The mission of the Research Staff Hub is to welcome, support and equip researchers and teaching staff employed by the Collegiate University on fixed term contracts, in ways that will enable them to be and feel their best at Oxford, and to facilitate their chosen next career chapter. The Hub’s work is supported by a network of early career and postdoctoral researchers in the faculties and departments of the Humanities Division. These representatives meet termly with officers of the Humanities Division and the Academic Advocate for Research Staff. Additionally, two nominated researchers represent Humanities interests on the Research Staff Consultative Group, a cross-Divisional forum supporting researcher development activities across the University, including the Research Staff Hub. To find out more about this, contact Caroline Thurston, our Researcher Training and Development Manager:

The Concordat seeks to create the healthy and supportive culture needed to ensure our researchers are given every opportunity to thrive and realise their potential in the increasingly diverse, mobile and global environment in which we work.

2020-21 ECR representatives

The Division aims for every faculty to have both an ECR representative (drawn from the ECR community) and an ECR Champion (drawn from the permanent academic staff). In 2021-22, Stephen Tuck became the Division's first Academic Advocate for Researchers.


ECR Representative 

ECR Champion 


Ana Laura Edelhoff 



Daniel Sawyer 

Mark Williams 


Federico Favi 

Fiona Macintosh 


Dorothee Boulager



Emanuela Vai

Georgina Born 


Hillary Wynne 

IP has chased DH 



Guilia Smith 


Roisin Watson (Chair of ECR Committee) 

Lyndal Roper 

Oriental Studies 

Paul Wordsworth 

Judith Schlanger/Martin Goodman