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John Frater

Divisional Advocate for Research Staff

The role of the Divisional Advocate for Research Staff is to provide academic strategic leadership to promote and realise the commitment of the division to provide a world-leading environment for research staff.  As Divisional Advocate, John Frater works with research staff representatives from all MSD departments through the Research Staff Forum. He represents the division at the Research Staff Steering Committee (RSSC) and promotes the interests of researchers at divisional committees and working groups. John supports divisional activities to implement the University action plan to fulfil the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and works with the MSD Research Culture Facilitator, Mary Muers, to advance a research culture that is supportive, inclusive and equitable.

John Frater is Professor of Infectious Diseases in the Nuffield Department of Medicine, and leads a research group based in the Peter Medawar Building. He also works as an Honorary Consultant Physician at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.