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Dr Hayley Woffendin

Scientific AdministratorHayley Woffendin

My job includes 3 main roles:

Scientific Administration

  • Collation of departmental data for scientific reports, e.g. Clinical School Biennial Review, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Annual Report and Research Excellence Framework.
  • Departmental Open Access representative; involves advising staff and students on complying with open access publishing policies and disseminating information from the University's Open Access Team.
  • Departmental Researchfish node administrator.

Departmental Safety Officer

  • Advise and assist Head of Department on University and Departmental Health & Safety Policy.
  • Produce and maintain Departmental Safety Policy.
  • Ensure efficient operation of the Departmental Safety Committee; includes acting as Secretary. Includes membership of 3 related Safety Committees.
  • Report accidents, incidents and near misses involving staff, students and visitors to the University Safety Office, to ensure we comply with RIDDOR.
  • Lead safety audits (both internal and external) and return data for annual audits, e.g. chemicals, biological safety, laser and sealed sources.
  • Ensure new members of the department, including visitors, are inducted in health & safety issues.
  • Circulate health & safety information to all staff and students.
  • Keep abreast of Health & safety laws.
  • Attend necessary Health & Safety related training courses.


  • Design and maintenance of the departmental website and the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre website. Includes responding to website queries from both internal and external sources.


  • Member of the Department of Oncology Management Committee.
  • Member of Clinical School Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Governance Group.
  • Clinical School Mental Health First Aider.
  • Departmental First Aider.