Medical Sciences Divisional Office
University of Oxford
Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU
Head of Medical Sciences Division
The Head of Division is responsible for maintaining and further developing the international reputation of Medical Sciences in both research and teaching. He provides vision and leadership across all aspects of the Division's activities including divisional research strategy, educational policy and standards, the recruitment and retention of outstanding academics, relationships with external funding agencies, interactions with local NHS Foundation Trusts, fundraising, improving diversity and equality, and the use of resources. He works closely with the heads of the 16 departments within the Division and the other University academic divisions to foster strong interdisciplinary links across the spectrum of academic activity and with the colleges to help maintain excellence in teaching for undergraduate and graduate courses.
The Head of Division is a member of University Council and its major committees, which are responsible for determining overall university strategy.
Prior to being appointed as the Head of the Medical Sciences Division, Professor Screaton was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College.
Reduced neutralisation of SARS-CoV-2 omicron B.1.1.529 variant by post-immunisation serum.
Dejnirattisai W. et al, (2021), Lancet (London, England)
Immunogenicity, safety, and reactogenicity of heterologous COVID-19 primary vaccination incorporating mRNA, viral-vector, and protein-adjuvant vaccines in the UK (Com-COV2): a single-blind, randomised, phase 2, non-inferiority trial.
Stuart ASV. et al, (2021), Lancet
A haemagglutination test for rapid detection of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2
Townsend A. et al, (2021), Nature Communications, 12
An immunodominant NP105–113-B*07:02 cytotoxic T cell response controls viral replication and is associated with less severe COVID-19 disease
Peng Y. et al, (2021), Nature Immunology
Flavivirus maturation leads to the formation of an occupied lipid pocket in the surface glycoproteins
Renner M. et al, (2021), Nature Communications, 12