People Dr Laura Lauer
Head of Administration and Finance, Oxford Martin School
Head of Administration and Finance
Dr Laura Lauer joined the School in May 2007. The role of Administrator is both a practical and strategic one; Laura manages the School’s annual budget and funding processes, human resources and building-related issues but also plans for the School’s long-term sustainability, both financially and academically. As Secretary of the School’s Management Committee, she is a key point of contact between the School and the University’s four Academic Divisions.
Before joining the School, she was Assistant Director at the Rothermere American Institute (2003-2007). Laura began her career at Oxford University working for Professor Susan Iversen (then Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Planning and Resource Allocation), at the University's central administrative service. She has also worked as a university lecturer and in the UK charity sector.