Dr Sandra Oza

Sandra Oza


Sandra completed her PhD in Life Sciences in 1999 and worked as a postdoctoral researcher for 10 years, followed by a successful transition into the field of Researcher Development. Since 2020, she has managed the Doctoral Academy at the University of Dundee with a broad portfolio around governance, strategy, research culture, postgraduate research experience, marketing, and recruitment. She specialises in professional and personal development, wellbeing, resilience, coaching, career diversity, research culture and peer-support opportunities. She sits on several local and national committees relating to research and researchers’ interests and works extensively with colleagues across the sector on project-based initiatives for researchers. In 2022, Sandra was invited to join the SFC’s Advisory Group on Supporting Scotland’s PGRs in an expert advisory role and was recently shortlisted for the 2023 Vitae Impact, Culture and Engagement Awards for her contribution to Research culture impact through researcher development.