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Helen Heyworth

BSc (Hons)


Head of Administration and Finance

I am currently the Acting Head of Administration and Finance, following my colleague's retirement. I work with the Head of Department on all aspects of policy, strategic planning, development, growth and sustainability whilst enabling the administrative team to provide the services, resources, advice and information required for the Department's effective operation and growth. I prepare and manage the Department's growing annual budget and contribute to the Department's longer term strategic planning through costing and scenario modelling for new initiatives.

I am responsible for non-academic management and administration of the Department which enables the academic and research staff to successfully discharge their teaching, research, clinical and general academic responsibilities.

I work closely with the Head of Operations of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and the Institute Administrator of the Botnar Research Centre and the Grants and Finance Managers.

In my role I interact with the staff in the Medical Sciences Divisional office; senior administrative staff in the University; other Departmental Administrators, the Oxford Universities Hospital Trust; external sponsors and with other institutions.

I have a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology from the University of Leeds and worked for the Public Health Laboratory Service for 7 years before moving south. I then worked in Industry for 9 years before joining the department, when it was called the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, in April 1998.