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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.

Jonathan Black


Areas of interest

Finance, HR & Recruitment, Management Consultancy

Jonathan is the Director of The Careers Service.

Studied

Engineering (Cambridge University).

Previous experience

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.

Colleges & departments

Jonathan is a fellow of New College.
To see when Jonathan is available for appointments, see our Advice appointments page, or browse the appointments on CareerConnect.

Rachel Bray


Areas of interest

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.

Studied

Biological and Social Anthropology (BA), Social Anthropology (PhD); Durham University.

Previous experience

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).

Colleges & departments

Rachel collaborates with Kellogg, Linacre, Nuffield and Wolfson Colleges.
To see when Rachel is available for appointments, see our Advice appointments page, or browse the appointments on CareerConnect.

Jane Chanaa


Areas of interest

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.

Studied

Archaeology and Anthropology (Oxford University), International Politics (SOAS), International Relations Research (Oxford University), DPhil in International Relations (Oxford University).

Previous experience

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).

Colleges & departments

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, see our Advice appointments page, or browse the appointments on CareerConnect.

Claire Chesworth


Areas of interest

Charities, Community Support, Computing & IT, Engineering, Healthcare, Science, Social Careers

Studied

Dentistry (Guy’s Dental Hospital), Masters in Restorative Dentistry (Leeds University).

Previous experience

Clinical dentistry (hospital work, general practice and community dentistry), university teaching, research.

Colleges & departments

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, see our Advice appointments page, or browse the appointments on CareerConnect.

Annie Dutton


Areas of interest

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.

Studied

Social Sciences (Hull University), Diploma in Careers Guidance (Manchester University), Diploma in Learning and Teaching (De Montfort University).

Previous experience

Sales, youth work and lecturing, careers work in local authorities and higher education.

Colleges & departments

Annie collaborates with Harris Manchester, Pembroke, St Anne's and Wadham, and with the History department.
To see when Annie is available for appointments, see our Advice appointments page, or browse the appointments on CareerConnect.

Abby Evans


Areas of interest

Academia, Computing & IT, Education, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Healthcare, Postgraduate Study, Science

Studied

Earth Sciences (Cambridge University), PhD in Geophysics (Cambridge University), PGCE (Leicester University).

Previous experience

Research and teaching.

Colleges & departments

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, see our Advice appointments page, or browse the appointments on CareerConnect.

Hugh Lailey


Areas of interest

Computing & IT, Engineering, Finance, Healthcare, HR & Recruitment, Management Consultancy, Science

Studied

Natural Sciences MA (Cambridge University), Masters in Business Administration (Henley Management College), Masters of Science in Management Psychology (University of Nottingham)

Previous experience

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.

Colleges & departments

Hugh collaborates with the Mathematical Institute and the Department of Computer Science, and Balliol and Merton Colleges.
To see when Hugh is available for appointments, see our Advice appointments page, or browse the appointments on CareerConnect.

Mike Moss


Areas of interest

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.

Studied

Chemistry (University of Birmingham), NATO Post-doctoral Research Fellow (California Institute of Technology).

Previous experience

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.

Colleges & departments

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, see our Advice appointments page, or browse the appointments on CareerConnect.

Damilola Odimayo


Areas of interest

Computing & IT, Engineering, Finance, Government, Healthcare, HR & Recruitment, International Organisations, Management Consultancy, Policy, Science

Studied

Law (Oxford University)

Previous experience

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.

Colleges & departments

Damilola collaborates with the School of Geography & Environment, Christ Church, St. Hilda’s and Somerville.
To see when Damilola is available for appointments, see our Advice appointments page, or browse the appointments on CareerConnect.

Bekki Shaw


Areas of interest

Academia, Advertising, Arts Management, Education, Marketing, Media, Postgraduate Study, Public Relations

Studied

Sociology with Gender Studies (Edinburgh University), Masters in Social Research (Edinburgh University), PhD in Sociology (York University).

Previous experience

Research and teaching in higher education, support work in education settings, support work in local authorities.

Colleges & departments

Bekki collaborates with St John’s, Queen’s and Oriel.
To see when Bekki is available for appointments, see our Advice appointments page, or browse the appointments on CareerConnect.

Juliet Tomlinson


Areas of interest

Law, Retail

Studied

Politics (Southampton University), Diploma in Careers Guidance (Reading University).

Previous experience

Sales and customer business development with Procter & Gamble, and recruitment.

Colleges & departments

Juliet collaborates with Jesus and Lincoln colleges, and with Social Sciences (Law).
To see when Juliet is available for appointments, see our Advice appointments page, or browse the appointments on CareerConnect.