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Executive Assistant to Professor Richard McManus, Professor Richard Hobbs and Nicola Small
My role is to provide executive support to Professor Richard McManus, Professor of Primary Care, Professor Richard Hobbs, Nuffield Professor, Head of Department and Nicola Small, Head of Administration and Finance.
I joined the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences in June 2017. I have worked at the University of Oxford for over 25 years in HoD PA and Course Administration roles. My first role in the University was in the Department of Psychiatry as PA to Professor Guy Goodwin, the then Head of Department. It was a great mix of research PA work and medical secretary role for the Professorial Outpatient Clinic
In NDPCHS I cover extensive diary scheduling and management of a large volume of emails as well as arranging and minuting meetings and arranging some department events.
I also provide support to Professor McManus' Hypertension research group.
The things I enjoy most about my job are the lovely people I work with, including the PAs and EAs in my department and those across the University and Colleges as well as successfully arranging what seem like impossible meetings with people who are impossibly busy
For a number of years now I have organised a University PA EA network group which is a growing network of university PAs and EAs. This network now has its own Teams site and is now a Community of Practice where we continue to share best practice and help each other with work queries. We are friendly and enthusiastic and we warmly welcome other PAs and EAs to join. Please email me for more details.
If I was asked what are the core skills you need in my role I would say: be approachable, efficient, calm and bold