RDM is the second largest department in Oxford University. It was created in 2012 to bring together academic units from various existing departments which specialised in related themes, and to provide a home department for the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.
Our shared academic endeavours and disciplines include cardiovascular sciences, diabetes and endocrinology, immunology, haematology and pathology, and working together across RDM gives cohesion and critical mass. Collaboration across the RDM divisions is close and productive, with joint sponsorship of major projects and senior recruitment. Our ultimate aim is patient benefit, through improved understanding, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
RDM benefits from a devolved administrative structure and each Division is led by a Head of Division, with the support of a Lead Administrator or Business Manager and a local administrative team who are your first point of contact.
In addition to these divisions, RDM has a small, central and strategic administrative team (RDMS) assisting the Head of Department, Heads of Divisions, senior academics, Principal Investigators and Lead Administrators with complex projects and strategic initiatives. RDMS also supports RDM-wide activities such as graduate studies; research funding and strategy; career development; training; equality, diversity and inclusion; mentoring; outreach and communications.
Head of Department: Keith Channon
Head of Division: Stefan Neubauer
Lead Administrator: Heidi Crook
Head of Division: Alison Simmons
Business Manager: Jo Hovard
Head of Division: Deborah Gill
Lead Administrator: Felicity Green
Head of Division: Fredrik Karpe
Lead Administrator: Mark Evans
Head of Institute: KJ Patel
Institute Lead Administrator: Stella Keeble