Looking after you. Resources for researchers

In 2021, the University of Oxford signed the Concordat to support the career development of researchers. The University aims to fulfil the three objectives outlined in the Concordat action plan - Concordat to Support Career Development of Researchers: Action Plan 2022-2025:

1. Creating a research environment that is supportive, inclusive, and equitable ​

2. Recognising and valuing the diverse contributions of researchers ​

3. Supporting researchers to achieve a range of career goals 

For more details on what this means to you, please take a look at the following pages: ​

Research Culture at the University of Oxford | Research Support

Supporting the Concordat Action Plan | Research Support (ox.ac.uk)

​Use the following sections to explore the support and resources available to you at the University.

Researchers are encouraged to investigate the support available to them at this link: Support for researchers | University of Oxford.​

​Research Services and Research Accounts work with colleagues in the academic divisions and departments, Oxford University Innovation and University Administration and Services (UAS) to provide comprehensive support to researchers across the research lifecycle. Home | Research Support (ox.ac.uk)


The Researcher Hub Researcher Hub | University of Oxford would like to draw your attention to the following: ​

  1. Prioritise your self care: The Researcher journey is depicted in a trailmap that identifies opportunities for self care throughout your time at the University. Researcher Journey | University of Oxford

  2. Connect with others: Non-stipendiary College Associations are one way you can expand your social circle and engage with the wider collegiate research and teaching community. Non-Stipendiary College Associations for Research Staff | University of Oxford

  3. Seek support where needed: Your local researcher reps can signpost you to support and wellbeing initiatives within your Departments. Research Staff Representatives | University of Oxford  

  4. If you are a researcher and a mother who is interested in receiving support from a professional and from your peers, please get in touch with Eleanor eleanor.pritchard@socsci.ox.ac.uk   Areas covered include self-care, and professional or career development. 

The Researcher Hub Researcher Hub | University of Oxford was formed to support all researchers on fixed term research or teaching contracts. The Hub contains information on all support for researchers including support and teaching available in each Division Personal & professional development | University of Oxford.​

Information for Research Students and Staff | Oxford University Careers Service The University Careers Service offers bespoke support for staff on fixed term research or teaching contracts. ​

​If you have moved to Oxford with your family, the Oxford University Welcome Service Home | Oxford University Welcome Service is available to provide all the information you require. The Newcomers’ Club Home | Newcomers' Club (ox.ac.uk) aims to provide you and your family with social support in this new environment. 

The Social Sciences Division has compiled a very extensive library of information and advice around fieldwork. Fieldwork | Social Sciences Division (ox.ac.uk)

​Information on the responsibilities of staff, students and specifically supervisors during fieldwork, as well as the practical steps that individuals should take in planning and then carrying out their fieldwork can be found on the Safety Office website. Fieldwork | Safety Office (ox.ac.uk)

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Joanne Mason – Head of Wellbeing 

Lara Hayward – Wellbeing Programme Manager 

Frances Parkes – Wellbeing Skills Development Programme Manager