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School Directors of Postgraduate Research Studies

School Directors of Postgraduate Research Studies have a key role within the Schools in which they operate. While the exact nature of this role depends on the context of the School, they oversee a range of areas relevant to Postgraduate Research Students, including recruitment and admissions, induction and training and the monitoring of progress. The core elements of the role are set out in the

 Our briefing document for new Directors of Postgraduate Research Studies

contains useful information on the main tasks of the role.

In some Schools, elements of the role are handled at a Departmental level and, where this occurs, details of the person performing the role are included below.

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

Arts and Communication Design:  Associate Professor Alison Butler (

Institute of Education: Dr Daisy Powell ( and Dr Holly Joseph (

Humanities: Dr Rachel Foxley (

Law: Dr Matthew Windsor ( and Dr Therese Callus (;         

Literature and Languages: Professor David Brauner (

Politics, Economics and International Relations: Professor Alan Cromartie   (

Henley Business School

Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting: Dr Stephen Gulliver (; Dr Liang Han (

International Business and Strategy:

Professor Davide Castellani  (

ICMA: Professor Michael Clements  (

Leadership, Organisation and Behaviour: Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova      (

Marketing and Reputation: Dr Mike Molesworth (

Real Estate and Planning: Professor Pat McAllister (

DBA (Director of Programme): Dr Claire Collins (

Life Sciences

Agriculture, Policy and Development: Professor Martin Lukac (

Biological Sciences: Dr Faustina Hwang (

Chemistry Food and Pharmacy: Dr Paz Vaqueiro (

Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences: Dr Julia Vogt (; Dr Eugene McSorley  (


Built Environment: Dr Libby Schweber (; Dr Vincent Luo  (

Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science: Dr Gundula Mueldner  (

Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences: Dr Jani Virtanen (

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