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Janice Young


PA to Departmental Administrator & Communications Officer

As PA to the Departmental Administrator, I am responsible for managing Tracy's electronic diary, prioritising her busy business and work schedule, being the first point of call for her visitors and providing administrative support.

As Communications Officer, I am responsible for developing the communication strategy and activities, encouraging and strengthening information-sharing, both internally and externally. This includes the development and management of departmental communication channels, plus our SharePoint site, plasma screen and Oxford Talks listings. I also assist with the production of the departmental newsletter. I am a member of the Medical Sciences Division Communications Network and Communications Working Group. A large part of my role is the internal and external communications for the Tinbergen Master Plan building project, which covers both Experimental Psychology and Zoology.

As Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Experimental Psychology website, I am responsible for ensuring that all content is current and relevant, including seminars, events, participation opportunities and profiles of all staff, DPhil students and visiting researchers. I am also responsible for developing the website in line with direction from Web & Communication Committees.

I am the Support Staff Representative on the Experimental Psychology Athena SWAN Committee, and provide secretarial support to the committee. I am also responsible for the administration of our Athena SWAN applications.

My general office duties include the production and distribution of induction packs for new staff members, administration of the department's car parking spaces,  maintenance and replenishment of the stationery store, placing orders for stock on the University Marketplace and allocating stock and postage charges to the relevant project codes and grants.

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