Dr. Sally Mapstone, Reader in Older Scots Literature, lecturer at St. Hilda’s and Chair of the English Faculty Board, has been appointed Oxford University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Personnel and Equality).

The role entails ‘ensuring equality of treatment and embracing diversity’ across the University on issues such as race, gender and disability.

The position also requires Dr. Mapstone to chair the Task Force on Academic Employment, which aims to monitor staffing issues via an annual consultation exercise, including the gender inequality among academic staff.

Dr. Mapstone, who succeeds Dame Fiona Caldicott, began her initial five-year term on 13th October 2009.