Junior Deans

St Hilda's College has three Junior Deans: Rachael Griffiths; Christopher Bennett; and Anna-Maria Ramezanzadeh.

The Junior Deans are available to advise on welfare issues. Details of how best to contact them displayed on the Decanal Notice Board in South Foyer. Students can come and chat about anything and everything in total confidence with the Junior Deans.

In the evenings and at weekends during term, please ask at the Lodge for the assistance of a Junior Dean.

Rachael Griffiths

Rachael is studying for a DPhil in Oriental Studies, focusing on Sino-Tibetan-Mongolian relations in north-eastern Tibet in the 18th century. She is currently working on the role of local lamas as mediators between the Tibetan, Mongol, Han, and Manchu worlds. Previously she gained an MPhil in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at Wadham College, and a BA in Study of Religions and History at the School of Oriental and African Studies. She can be contacted by email or by the Porters' Lodge.

Christopher Bennett

Christopher is studying for his DPhil in Theology. He completed his undergraduate degree at Magdalene College, Cambridge and his Master's at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Chris is researching the interactions between science and religion, focussing particularly on the compatibility of religion with evolution in the light of evolutionary debunking arguments.  He is an avid football fan and enjoys playing a panoply of sports around the University. Chris can be contacted by email or by the Porters' Lodge.

Anna-Maria Ramezanzadeh

Anna-Maria completed her BA in Arabic and Persian at Oxford, and then pursued an MSc in Applied Linguistics at the Department of Education, where she is now studying for a DPhil in Education focusing on language learning motivation. She focuses on the UK secondary school context, and the teaching and learning of Arabic as a foreign language. Her research incorporates motivation and engagement theory, foreign language learning, diglossia, and issues of heritage language learners. She can be contacted by email or by the Porters' Lodge.

Rachael Griffiths