Teresa WalshHousekeeping Manager
Niamh WalsheRegular Giving and Alumni Relations Executive
Niamh read English and Modern Languages (Italian) at Somerville from 2015-19. She then completed an MSc in Book History and Material Culture at the University of Edinburgh before returning to Somerville in September 2020.
As Regular Giving and Alumni Relations Executive, Niamh is responsible for the Cedar Circle – Somerville’s new initiative to recognise those who make a regular gift to the College. In her Alumni Relations role, she leads our young alumni events, helping recent graduates and leavers stay connected to their College community.
Niamh also helps co-ordinate Somerville’s College of Sanctuary activities including fundraising and events, and is the first point of contact for enquiries relating to our Sanctuary work.
Chris WellsMaintenance Supervisor
Victoria WilsonScholarships and Funding Officer
Victoria manages the processes for awarding scholarships and funding to students.
This includes administering grants for travel, personal development, sport and music, as well as academic prizes and scholarships. She co-ordinates the selection process for graduate and undergraduate scholarships, including the Thatcher Scholarships and Oxford India Centre Scholarships. Victoria is also Secretary to the MTST Committee, the OICSD Management Committee and the Travel and Special Project Grants Committee.
Ian WooldridgeSenior Treasury Assistant (Battels and Cashbook)
Lucy YoungAcademic Registrar
Lucy is Somerville’s Academic Registrar.
She runs the day to day operations of the Academic Office, including the coordination of undergraduate admissions.
You can find her in the Academic Office in House between 8am and 4PM, Monday-Friday.
Shamsideen YusufJunior Dean
My name is Shamsideen, but everyone calls me Shams. I am currently a DPhil student researching how iron deficiency affects immunological memory. I have a mixed background, having lived all over the world: Uzbekistan (Asia), Ghana (Africa), Russia and Ashville, North Carolina (America).
I generally stay physically active (strength training) and enjoy long distance running – one of my goals is to run the original marathon in Athens (Greece). As well as learning about the human body and mind through psychological, neuroscientific and now immunological studies, I’m fascinated by the ‘weird, mysterious and unexplained’ in the world around us, including subjects outside of conventional science. As a result, in my free time I enjoy reading about lost civilizations, ancient history and the most mysterious organ in our body- the brain. I also like painting/drawing and take great interest in art from the 14th to 18th centuries.
I am a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community and a trained Samaritan. Come talk to me anytime! I am very excited to join the Somerville Community and contribute to this historic college.
I have undertaken the following training for my role as Junior Dean:
- First Aid Training offer by St John’s Ambulance
- Junior Deans Training offered by the University Counselling Service
- Health and Safety Training – Somerville Lodge Porters
- Fire Evacuation Training – Somerville Lodge Porters
- Data Protection and Security Awareness Training – Information Services
- Welfare Policy and Procedures – Welfare Support and Policy Officer
- College Rules and Procedures – Decanal Officer