Our Careers Advisers are listed below. All can help you with any career-related issue you might have. However, you might like to talk to an Adviser who has a particular area of interest if you have a very specific query. To filter the Advisers by their areas of interest, use this drop-down menu.
Finance, HR & Recruitment, Management Consultancy
Jonathan is the Director of The Careers Service.
Engineering (Cambridge University).
Jonathan joined The Careers Service as Director in March 2008. Prior to this he held a number of senior commercial roles including: Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton; Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations at two international publishing companies; Co-founder and Director of an internet start-up that was successfully sold to Reed Elsevier; Director of Strategy at Times Mirror, Los Angeles; Director of Corporate Affairs, Said Business School, University of Oxford. He has worked in California (for four years), London and Oxford. He is a Chair of Minervation – an Oxford University spin-out company.
Jonathan is a fellow of New College.
To see when Jonathan is available for appointments, browse the appointments on CareerConnect.
Academia, Education, Government, Policy, Postgraduate Study, Science
Rachel has particular responsibility for advising DPhil students and Research Staff. Previously she managed a portfolio career straddling academia, policy and practice. Having lived and worked in South Asia and southern Africa, she can also advise on careers in those regions.
Biological and Social Anthropology (BA), Social Anthropology (PhD); Durham University.
Academic research, teaching (lecturing and tutoring undergraduates and post-graduates), writing publications (academic and popular), policy research and programme evaluation in public health and social development (DFID, UNICEF, ILO, Save the Children), consultant to UK and international charities, designing youth services; developing participatory, art-based techniques for research and intervention (UK, Nepal, India, Mekong sub-region, southern Africa).
Rachel collaborates with Kellogg, Linacre, Nuffield and Wolfson Colleges.
To see when Rachel is available for appointments, browse the appointments on CareerConnect.
Academia, Charities, Community Support, Education, Government, International Organisations, Interpreting & Translation, Policy, Postgraduate Study, Social Careers
Jane is the Careers Adviser team leader, and has a particular interest in International Development, International Policy, and International Organisations such as the UN and the EU. Having lived and worked in the Middle East, she can also advise on careers in the region.
Archaeology and Anthropology (Oxford University), International Politics (SOAS), International Relations Research (Oxford University), DPhil in International Relations (Oxford University).
Music therapy, teaching (undergraduate tutor and English teaching abroad), security and defence research (international think tank), publications writing, copy editing (the United Nations and defence establishment), conflict and humanitarian policy adviser and research consultant (Middle East – International NGOs).
Jane collaborates with the Social Sciences Division, and with St Antony's, St Hugh's and St Peter's.
To see when Jane is available for appointments, browse the appointments on CareerConnect.
Charities, Community Support, Computing & IT, Engineering, Healthcare, Science, Social Careers
Dentistry (Guy’s Dental Hospital), Masters in Restorative Dentistry (Leeds University).
Clinical dentistry (hospital work, general practice and community dentistry), university teaching, research.
Claire collaborates on events with Hertford, Lady Margaret Hall, with the Maths & Physical Life Sciences Division, and the Medical Sciences Division.
To see when Claire is available for appointments, browse the appointments on CareerConnect.
Arts, Communications, Government, International Organisations, Law, Media, Policy, Retail
Annie has responsibility for equality and diversity issues involving careers, and a particular emphasis on disability and mental health.
Social Sciences (Hull University), Diploma in Careers Guidance (Manchester University), Diploma in Learning and Teaching (De Montfort University).
Sales, youth work and lecturing, careers work in local authorities and higher education.
Annie collaborates with Harris Manchester, Pembroke, St Anne's and Wadham, and with the History department.
To see when Annie is available for appointments, browse the appointments on CareerConnect.
Academia, Computing & IT, Education, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Healthcare, Postgraduate Study, Science
Earth Sciences (Cambridge University), PhD in Geophysics (Cambridge University), PGCE (Leicester University).
Research and teaching.
Abby collaborates with St Cross and St Edmund Hall, and with the Maths & Physical Life Sciences division.
To see when Abby is available for appointments, browse the appointments on CareerConnect.
Academia, Arts, Communications, Education, Finance; HR & Recruitment, Management Consultancy, Media, Postgraduate Study
• English Literature (University of East Anglia), Diploma in Careers Guidance (University of Reading)
• Recruitment consultant, Higher Education administration and admissions, international recruitment (Asia). Careers lead for advertising, journalism, consulting and teaching. Special interest in supporting Chinese students with careers both in the UK and returning to Asia.
• Julia collaborates with Exeter College, Regents Park College, St Benet’s Hall and the Faculty of Classics
To see when Julia is available for appointments, browse the appointments on CareerConnect.
Arts, Communications, Computing & IT, Government,
HR & Recruitment, Management Consultancy,
Natural Sciences MA (Cambridge University), MBA (Henley Management College), MSc. in Management Psychology (University of Nottingham)
Director of career management and lead careers advisor at a European business school. Policy and advisory roles for the UK Civil Service, district management at the retail end of the UK brewing sector, and voluntary roles as a school governor. Hugh has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Malaysia and the USA and can advise on careers in these regions.
Hugh also supports students by working with the Departments of Computer Science, History of Art, Music, and the Mathematical Institute, and at Balliol, Keble and Merton Colleges.
To see when Hugh is available for appointments, browse the appointments on CareerConnect.
Arts, Communications, Finance, HR & Recruitment, Management Consultancy, Media
Polly has particular responsibility for equality and diversity, including disability. She also co-ordinates the Springboard Programme for women.
Economics (University of Bath), Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development (Open University)
• Worked in Risk Management, Credit Derivatives and Graduate Development at J.P. Morgan Investment Bank
Polly collaborates with Brasenose, Magdalen, Mansfield, St Catz and Trinity colleges.
To see when Polly is available for appointments, browse the appointments on CareerConnect.
Advertising, Computing & IT, Engineering, Healthcare, Innovation, Marketing, Market Research, Science, Sustainability
Like all Careers Advisers, Mike sees students to advise on career planning, job search strategy, applications, and advising on his areas of interest below. Mike also specialises in advising alumni, irrespective of their sector. If you have graduated from Oxford, you can Skype or email Mike for help with career change, networking, returning to work after a break, dealing with redundancy, taking early retirement, and any other careers-related issue.
Chemistry (University of Birmingham), NATO Post-doctoral Research Fellow (California Institute of Technology).
Coaching and lecturing on innovation, creativity, sustainability, culture and confidence, Research and Product Development at Procter & Gamble in the UK, Italy and Belgium. Inventor with 54 patents. Market Research in 13 countries. Chartered Scientist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Music production.
Mike collaborates with Green Templeton, Keble, St Hugh’s and Worcester Colleges, the Engineering and Chemistry Departments, and the Internet Institute.
To see when Mike is available for appointments, browse the appointments on CareerConnect.
Computing & IT, Engineering, Finance, Government, Healthcare, HR & Recruitment, International Organisations, Management Consultancy, Policy, Science
Law (Oxford University)
Graduate and Experienced Hire Recruitment in Law, Management Consulting and International Development. Damilola has lived and worked in the Middle East and can also provide advice on careers in the region.
Damilola collaborates with the School of Geography & Environment, Christ Church, St. Hilda’s and Somerville.
To see when Damilola is available for appointments, browse the appointments on CareerConnect.
Politics (Southampton University), Diploma in Careers Guidance (Reading University).
Sales and customer business development with Procter & Gamble, and recruitment.
Juliet collaborates with Jesus and Lincoln colleges, and with Social Sciences (Law).
To see when Juliet is available for appointments, browse the appointments on CareerConnect.