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Medical Sciences Divisional Office

Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital



Michelle Wilson

Research Culture Project Officer

As Research Culture Project Officer, I collaborate with a broad range of colleagues across the Division and beyond, and work alongside the Research Culture Facilitator, to help shape, support, accelerate and deliver research culture initiatives. By sharing learning and good practice, we aim to deliver positive changes for our researchers and support excellence in an outstanding research environment. This is key to meeting the commitments of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, and is a growing and high priority area. 

The University of Oxford is committed to improving research culture. Oxford’s research culture is united around three interconnected priorities: conducting research to the highest standards of rigour; recognising the different skills and roles that contribute to research; and supporting the career aspirations of our colleagues. Across the University, we are working to advance a research culture that is supportive, inclusive, and equitable. The Medical Sciences Division is the largest academic division of the University and an internationally recognised centre of excellence for biomedical and clinical research and teaching. 

My interest in the delivery of healthcare research has developed through my previous roles. Having trained as a physiotherapist and worked in the NHS, I joined the University of Oxford in 2008, with roles in the Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia (CPSD) and Translational Research Office.