Lizzie Andrews

Bursar's and Dean's Secretary

Beth Coveney

Beth joined St Catherine’s as Communications Officer in 2017, having previously worked in the Alumni Relations & Development department at Cranfield University. She manages our alumni communications and is the editor of CatzEye and The Year. Please contact Beth if you have any comments or queries about our communications.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 281 591

Communications Officer

Emma Simpson

Emma joined St Catherine’s in 2018 as Deputy Director of Development, having spent five years in educational fundraising in Oxford. Please contact Emma should you have any queries about supporting the College or the difference your donations make.

Telephone : +44 (0) 1865 271 705

Deputy Director of Development

Saira Uppal

BA Durh

Saira Uppal joined St Catherine’s in 2010.  As Director of Development she is responsible for building relationships with the St Catz community, including Alumni, Parents and Friends, and has overall responsibility for Alumni Relations, Events, Fundraising and Publications. Prior to St Catherine’s, Saira spent 9 years in Educational Development at both School and University Level. She holds a BA in Politics from the University of Durham.

Director of Development

Rebecca Marsden

Conference Administrator

Bella Forbes

Conference Manager

Helen Alexander

Helen is the contact for all Visiting Student enquiries.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 281577


The Director of Studies for Visiting Students is Naomi Freud.

Visiting Students Administrator

Charlotte Sansome

Charlotte is the contact for undergraduate applicant enquiries, college open days, school events and group visits to the College.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 271703


Deputy Academic Registrar (Access and Admissions)

Emily Ellis

Executive Officer to the Master

Cressida Chappell

BA, MA Hull, MA Oxf

In conjunction with the Senior Tutor, Cressida Chappell is responsible for the academic administration of the College, academic standards and teaching arrangements.

She is a graduate of the University of Hull with a BA in History with Historical Computation and a MA in Historical Research which focused on women landholders in the Domesday Book. She joined St Catherine's in December 2002, from the University of Essex, where she was the Head of the History Data Service, collecting, preserving and promoting the use of digital resources, that result from or support historical research, learning and teaching.

Academic Registrar
Secretary to the Governing Body


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