My background is in work psychology, and I am a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society. My main area of interest is in how organisations can best support their employees’ learning and development, although I am also interested in how organisations promote employee wellbeing and foster inclusive working environments.
Within the University, I led on the Oxford Colleges’ Leadership Academy, an initiative by Domestic Bursars to explore and facilitate shared learning and career development opportunities for non-academic staff across the University’s 44 colleges and halls. I also chaired the working group rolling out implicit bias training to staff within the colleges.
I am an Oxford alumnus, graduating in 2010 with a degree in Experimental Psychology from New College, Oxford. I later completed a Masters in Occupational Psychology and a Doctorate at the Institute of Work Psychology, Sheffield University Management School.
My role in College
Mike Freeman is the College’s current Director of Operations.
As Director of Operations, I was responsible for the management of the College’s non-academic services and resources, with teams looking after matters relating to accommodation and housekeeping, catering, conferences, maintenance and estates, ICT, security, and health and safety. I was a Fellow of the College and a member of Governing Body.
I was part of the College’s welfare team, supporting students and colleagues in moments of need, and when navigating and accessing relevant support services. I was one of our two harassment support officers, and am also trained in physical First Aid and Mental Health First Aid.
“It shall be the duty of each person who has, to any extent, control of premises to which this section applies or of the means of access thereto or egress therefrom or of any plant or substance in such premises to take such measures as it is reasonable for a person in his position to take to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the premises, all means of access thereto or egress therefrom available for use by persons using the premises, and any plant or substance in the premises or, as the case may be, provided for use there, is or are safe and without risks to health.” Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974