Stephan Chambers is Head of MBA Programmes and Executive MBA Course Director at the Said Business School in the University of Oxford, where he teaches New Business Development and entrepreneurship. He works with Isis Innovation, sits on the editorial board of the National Audit Office reports, and is Chairman of the School’s Student Venture Fund. In 1984 he joined Blackwell Publishers, where he spent the next 16 years, as commissioning editor, new business development director, editorial director, acting chief executive of Blackwell’s US company, chairman of the joint venture company NCC Blackwell, and member of the publishing company’s board. He joined St Cross in 2003.
Jan-Georg Deutsch was born in Marburg. He went to the University of Hannover, reading History, Sociology, and Economics. As an undergraduate he spent a year at the London School of Economics, taking courses in African Politics and Development Economics. After graduation in 1985, he returned to London to do a PhD in African History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, which examined the history of statutory cocoa marketing in colonial Nigeria. After completion of his PhD in 1990, he continued his studies at St. Antony’s College in Oxford. He returned to Germany in 1992. First attached to the University of Düsseldorf, he subsequently held a research post at the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies in Berlin, which included teaching African History at Humboldt-University, also in Berlin. In 2000, he completed his post-doctoral research work (in Germany known as Habilitation) on the history of the end of slavery in East Africa. Since then his interest has moved to exploring the post-colonial history of a street in Zanzibar. In 2002 he was appointed University Lecturer in Commonwealth History.
Viv Ellis was born in Cardiff and grew up south-east Wales. He read English and European Literature at Warwick University and followed this with an MA in American Literature at Washington State University. During his time in the US, he began some undergraduate English teaching and developed a particular interest in the teaching of writing. On his return to the UK, he completed a PGCE at Cambridge University with distinction and started his career as an English teacher in Dudley. After a period as head of department in a Coventry school, Viv joined the University of Brighton in 1997 where he became responsible for teacher education programmes in secondary English and did his educational research training. He has also worked at the University of Southampton and joined the Department of Educational Studies at Oxford in 2002 as a University Lecturer. In 2000, he was awarded a postgraduate research scholarship by the University of London Institute of Education. Viv’s research and publications are in the field of teacher education and development, particularly teachers’ understandings of knowledge and pedagogy, the impact of new technologies on the teaching of writing, and issues of equality and social justice. From 2000 to 2002, he was Vice-Chair of the National Association for the Teaching of English and UK representative to the International Federation for the Teaching of English.
Rodney Bruce Hall grew up in the Midwest of the United States and studied physics at undergraduate (1982) and postgraduate (1983) level before entering into a career in the aerospace industry and employment by the U.S. Navy, General Electric Co., and Lockheed-Martin Corp. His interests in foreign policy and social theory led him to study for a Masters in International Relations (1991) and a Doctorate (1996) in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He then taught at Brown University and the University of Iowa before coming to Oxford in 2003 to lecture in International Political Economy and to take up the post of Academic Director of the Oxford University Foreign Service Programme. He specializes in international relations theory. His books and articles have spanned the topic of nationalism and the international system, moral authority, private authority and global governance, and financial crises in developing countries. This is the topic of his current research, in addition to research into the role of central banking and international financial architectures. These interests contribute to a larger project on the socially constructed nature of the international political economy.
Harold Jaffe trained in Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of California, Los Angeles, and at the University of Chicago. He then spent most of his professional career at the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1981, he joined a small group of CDC scientists asked to investigate a new disease, which subsequently became known as HIV/AIDS. His work included studies of AIDS in transfusion recipients, the natural history of HIV infection, and investigations of HIV transmission from healthcare workers to their patients. He also collaborated with Oxford investigators on studies which indicated that Kaposi’s sarcoma, the most common AIDS-related malignancy, was caused by a transmissible agent. In 2001, he became Director of the National Centre for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention at CDC. Since retiring from CDC in July 2004, he has become Professor and Head of Department of Public Health at Oxford. He has just organised a new Oxford MSc Course in Global Health Sciences, which will begin in October 2005.
Marina Jirotka read Social Anthropology and Psychology at London University, Goldsmiths College. She went on to study Computing and Artificial Intelligence at South Bank University and later in 2000 completed a DPhil in Contextual Approaches to Requirements Capture at Oxford University Computing Laboratory (OUCL). She is University Lecturer in Requirements Engineering at OUCL and Director of the Centre for Requirements and Foundations: http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/research/areas/req-eng/.
She is also Associate Director of the Oxford e-Science Centre:
http://e-science.ox.ac.uk/. Prior to Oxford, she was a Research Fellow at the University of Surrey. For the last fifteen years, her research has focused on novel methods and techniques for requirements capture, particularly user and practice-driven requirements. She developed the Requirements Engineering module that forms part of the MSc in Software Engineering and MSc in Computer Science. Lately, her research has been directed at e-Science and e-Research applications, most recently producing the user requirements for the eDiaMoND (Diagnostic Mammography National Database) project:
http://www.ediamond.ox.ac.uk/ and in conjunction with the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, investigating copyright ownership of medical data in collaborative computing environments.
Michael Parker grew up in Somerset and went to the local comprehensive school. After a number of odd jobs and dead ends including: driving a forklift truck, playing guitar in a band and working, very briefly, in a bank, he went to University in Bristol to read education. On graduation he worked for Centrepoint Soho in central London for over ten years, working with homeless teenagers in a high-support residential hostel. During this time he also carried out research for his PhD in philosophy at the University of Hull. Following completion of his PhD he moved into academic research with posts at University of Central Lancashire, the Open University, Imperial College and in 1999, Oxford. During this period he developed an interest in medical ethics, moving seamlessly from an interest in ethical issues arising in work with children and young people, to research in the ethical, social and legal implications of developments in biotechnology - notably in clinical genetics. Michael Parker is currently Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford in addition to being a Fellow of St Cross College. He is also Honorary Clinical Ethicist at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust, providing ethics support and education in the clinical setting, particularly in clinical genetics. His main research interests are the use of multidisciplinary research to investigate the ethical and social implications of biotechnology, ethical issues in the clinical genetics setting and ethical issues arising in epidemiology (especially genetic) around the tensions between the public interest in good quality medical research and the requirement for informed consent. He is a principal investigator of the Oxford Genetics Knowledge Park leading a multidisciplinary team of researchers investigating the ethical, legal, psychological, economic and social aspects of genetics research and practice. Mike is co-editor of ‘Ethics in practice’ in the British Medical Journal, a Director of the International Association of Bioethics
and a member of the steering committee of the UK Clinical Ethics Network. He is the author of a number of peer-reviewed papers and books on bioethics.
Margaret Pelling is Australian and was brought up in an agricultural area near Melbourne called Kangaroo Ground. Her original intention was to qualify in medicine but she was always much better suited to the humanities. She took a combined degree at Melbourne University in the then unique combination of English literature with history and philosophy of science, specialising in the history of medicine. Her early research was on theories of epidemic disease and the history of public health in Victorian Britain and this became the subject of her graduate work at Oxford. Following a somewhat difficult graduate experience, she spent a year on the Linacre Studies project, focusing on Thomas Linacre, and was thus fortunate enough to be working in the history of medicine in Oxford when the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine was established in 1972 under the directorship of Charles Webster. Her research interests shifted permanently to health, medicine and social conditions in early modern England, particularly medical practitioners at or below the artisan level, but also including health-related approaches to poor relief, old age, childhood, apprenticeship, and the position of women. She became Reader in the Social History of Medicine in the Modern History Faculty in 1999, and a LittD of the University of Melbourne in 2002. She is currently working on the social functions of barber-surgeons, and on the relationship between medicine and politics.
David Perrow was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and read Geography at Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating in 1976. After a year as a Graduate Trainee Librarian with Hampshire County Council he studied for a one year MA in Librarianship at the University of Sheffield and then went on to work in the university library there for ten years. Starting initially as a subject specialist for economic studies, David migrated his interests in business studies and law, and in 1988 moved to Oxford as manager of the Templeton College Information Centre and Library. This was in the period when Oxford decided to move towards starting the MBA programme, and David oversaw the initial development and automation of the library service for management studies based at Templeton and at the nascent business school. In 1995 he left Oxford and for five years was Deputy Librarian at the University of Newcastle, during the period when the central Robinson Library was extended and into which departmental libraries were merged. He returned to Oxford in 2000 as Director of College Support Services (IT, Research and Information Services and College Office) at Templeton College, and then in November 2003 became Associate Director (Administration and Finance), and from August 2004 Acting Deputy Director, with Oxford University Library Services. This is an exciting time for OULS, with plans for new buildings, expansion of electronic information access and consolidation of the OULS estate. When time permits, David gardens and likes hill walking.
Mark Robinson graduated from St John’s College, Oxford in 1972 with a degree in zoology and a strong interest in archaeology. After variously working on a fieldwork project for the Ashmolean Museum and assisting Mr C Elton on the Wytham Ecological Survey, he managed to combine both of these interests as an environmental archaeologist for the Oxford Archaeological Unit. In 1981 he took a PhD from London University (Institute of Archaeology) with a thesis on palaeoenvironments in the Thames Valley, using evidence from plant fragments, mollusc shells and insect remains preserved in archaeological deposits. Since 1981 he has been Director of the Environmental Archaeology Unit in the University Museum of Natural History, which was set up with funds from English Heritage. Research has ranged from establishing the alluvial sequence of the Upper Thames Valley in relation to human activity to investigating insect evidence for Neolithic impact on the landscape. With the inception of the Archaeology and Anthropology degree in 1992, he has taught the environmental archaeology component of the course and in 2004 was given the title of professor. Current fieldwork includes excavation below the AD79 destruction levels at Pompeii, which has led to a study of burnt food offerings to the Lares (household gods) and dietary evidence from latrines. Last summer he found a Neolithic settlement at depth, buried beneath ash from an earlier eruption of Vesuvius.
Dolores Romero Morales is a lecturer at Saïd Business School and a Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford. Her area of specialisation is Operations Research. She holds a PhD from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam and an MSc from the University of Seville. She has previously held posts at the Universities of Seville, Cadiz, and Maastricht. The core topics of her research are Supply Chain Optimisation and Data Mining. Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of outlets, including Management Science, Operations Research and Discrete Applied Mathematics. At Said she teaches the Decision Science course in the core MBA programme and in the MSc programme. Dolores can be reached through www.doloresromero.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Julian Savulescu holds the Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. He established, and is Director of, the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. He is also Head of the Melbourne-Oxford Stem Cell Collaboration at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, devoted to examining the ethical implications of cloning and embryonic stem cell research. He was editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics. Previously, he was Director of the Ethics of Genetics Unit at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. He was also Director of the Bioethics Program at the Centre for the Study of Health and Society at the University of Melbourne. He was also the Chair of the Department of Human Services, Victoria, Ethics Committee. Julian Savulescu is qualified in medicine, bioethics and analytic philosophy. He has published over 100 articles in academic journals. He has worked as Clinical Ethicist at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals. He received his medical degrees and his doctorate at Monash University, Australia. He grew up in Melbourne and enjoys sports, especially skiing and surfing, cinema and wine.
NEW PRINCIPAL OF PUSEY HOUSE On the retirement of the Revd Philip Ursell at the end of 2002 as Principal of Pusey House after twenty years in office, the Revd Jonathan Baker succeeded him as Principal and became a Pusey Fellow of the College.
Fr Jonathan was born in 1966, was brought up in Pinner and read English at St John’s College, Oxford, from 1985 to 1988, staying on to gain an MPhil in Elizabethan English literature. For his research, he studied the poetry and dramatic works of Samuel Daniel, an Elizabethan government administrator in Ireland, and Daniel’s influence on Shakespeare, particularly in the sonnets. He studied for the ordained ministry of the Church of England at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, reading for the Oxford Theology BA. In 1993 he was ordained deacon in Christ Church Cathedral, was in due course priested and served as a curate at All Saints, Ascot Heath. In 1996 he was appointed Priest-in-charge and later Vicar of Holy Trinity with St. Mark’s, Reading.
While studying for his MPhil, Jonathan met his wife Jacqueline, who at the time held a scholarship in English at Pembroke College, studying Browning. They returned to Oxford with three children, Dominic (eight), William (four) and Caris (one). Jacqueline is an enthusiastic gardener and Jonathan helps this with regular destructive activities. They both enjoy theatre and opera and hanker after travel in Italy.
We welcome them back to Oxford and look forward to cordial relations between the College and Pusey House during Fr Jonathan’s term as Principal.