Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.


Medical Sciences Divisional Office
University of Oxford
Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU

Leila Whitworth

Assistant Registrar (Research)

I am responsible for research administration for the Medical Sciences Division, including:

  • Strategies and activities to develop and promote the Division’s research mission
  • Secretary to the Medical Sciences Board's Research Committee  
  • Internal research funding, including the John Fell Fund, Medical Research Fund and MRC Confidence in Concept
  • Coordinating major bids to external funders including (a) large strategic bids, (b) calls that require a single institutional bid and (c) cross-divisional bids
  • Providing institutional letters of support for external bids
  • Coordinating major visits from funders
  • Preparing policy papers and responding to consultations relating to research from within and outside the University
  • The Research Excellence Framework
  • Public engagement
  • Providing support for the Associate Head (Research)

I am secretary to the following committees:

  • Medical Sciences Board's Research Committee
  • Medical Sciences Board's Impact and Innovation Committee 
  • Medical Sciences Division John Fell Fund Committee
  • Medical Research Fund Committee
  • Medical Research Council Confidence in Concept Fund Committee

I also represent the division as a member or officer on the following divisional and university committees:

Before joining the Medical Sciences Division in March 2014, I was a Senior Research Facilitator in the Department of Physics, responsible for support academics applying for external research funding and co-ordinating the Research Excellence Framework 2014 submission. I have also worked in Research Services as Projects Officer and before joining Oxford in 2009 at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as a Portfolio Manager.