Tania Boyt selected as new Head of Administration and Finance


We are delighted to announce that Tania Boyt has been appointed as the new Head of Administration and Finance (HAF) at the Department of Politics and International Relations. Tania will join the Department on 1 July, following 18 months in her most recent role as HAF in the Department of Sociology.

With an impressive track record spanning nearly four decades in professional services across both public and private sectors – including 23 years at the University so far – Tania brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our department.

I am really looking forward to this new adventure. I am especially looking forward to getting to know and working closely with the faculty, research staff and Professional Services Team and, building on both Nina Tomlin’s and Vicky Robson’s great administrative leadership, supporting the Department going from strength to strength.”
Tania Boyt, commenting on her appointment

Tania joined the University as the Centre Administrator at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in 2001, she has since held a number of pivotal positions in departments within the Medical Sciences and Social Sciences Divisions.

Notably, she played a crucial role in establishing Oxford's first new college in four decades as Bursar and Official Fellow at Reuben College, starting in 2019. She has also become the first ever HAF elected to Council and trustee of the University, demonstrating her commitment to institutional governance and strategic leadership.

Tania holds an MBA and memberships in professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Institute of Leadership and Management. We feel confident that she will bring valuable knowledge and best practice to DPIR. 

Joint Heads of Department, Petra Schleiter and Nick Owen, expressed their gratitude to Vicky Robson for stepping in as our HAF since Nina Tomlin’s departure in January. Additionally, they congratulated Tania on her appointment, commenting that they have every confidence that her proven experience of delivering high quality professional services will make a great contribution to the success of DPIR, now and in the future.