Professor Christine Gerrard in the Principal's Office

Professor Christine Gerrard

I attended a large comprehensive school in Enfield and was one of three sisters to win places at St Hilda's. In my final year of an English degree, I was awarded a Thouron Fellowship to the University of Pennsylvania, where I undertook graduate research in American Literature. On my return to Oxford, I completed a D.Phil. in 18th century political writing, worked as a lecturer at several colleges, became a Junior Research Fellow at Exeter College, and arrived in 1988 at LMH as a Domus (5 year) Fellow. In 1990 I was appointed to the role of Fellow and Tutor in English in conjunction with the English Faculty. In 2014 I was awarded the title of Professor. In 2020 I was appointed as Vice-Principal, and then Principal for one year from October 2021.

My immediate priority is helping LMH students and staff to return to normality after a challenging and difficult year of Covid-19.  I'm looking forward to getting everyone back on site as soon as permitted, and enjoying all the brilliant teaching and the special social and physical facilities that LMH has to offer.

I will remain committed to ensuring that LMH pursues its goals of academic excellence, inclusion and diversity. We will be continuing LMH's Foundation Year pioneered under Alan Rusbridger's tenure.

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