Elena Ratcliff

Research Compliance Lead
Research Support
Office address
Room 187, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, OX1 3UQ

Elena is the Research Compliance Lead within DPIR's Research Support Team reporting to the Research Manager and working closely with the Finance and HR teams and Project Administrators to oversee research compliance of the wide range of research activities within the Department.

Before working for DPIR, Elena worked as the Research Grants and Contracts Manager in the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine.


  • Promote and maintain a culture of compliance, research integrity, and high-quality research within the Department.

  • Post-award support - work closely with Principal Investigators (PIs) to ensure funded research projects meet all legal, financial, and ethical obligations and that sponsor terms and conditions are adhered to, and University processes are followed.

  • Support the Research Manager and Finance Manager to develop and maintain efficient and effective systems and processes for managing the Department’s research portfolio.

  • Manage DPIR’s internal research support fund.

  • Support the impact culture within DPIR.