Everyone can thrive at Oxford

Sharon Naylor, Head of Occupational Health and Sarah Stephenson-Hunter, Staff Disability Advisor and Joint Head of EDU were joined by a panel of speakers to deliver this hybrid event on Wednesday 14 June 3 to 5pm.

Event details

This event will combine an information session showcasing the resources and support available to University staff experiencing long-term illness, disability or neurodivergent conditions with a panel discussion sharing lived experience. 
The panel discussion will invite the speakers to share what ‘thriving at Oxford’ means to them within the bounds of their condition. 




The links to sources of support can be found on this slide: 

About the speakers

Sharon Naylor is Head of Occupational Health at the University of Oxford.

Sarah Stephenson-Hunter is Staff Disability Advisor and Joint Head of EDU.

Mark Bramwell is CIO of Saïd Business School. Known for his skills in customer service, business transformation, IT/digital strategy and building high performing teams, he was named in the 2015 UKTech50 most influential IT Leaders in the UK IT industry and the 2015, 2016, 2020 and 2022 CIO100. Mark is also a Trustee of The Brandon Trust, a charity that enables children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and autism to live life in the way they choose, achieve their dreams and truly live free. Mark is married with 2 children, lives in Wiltshire and suffered a heart attack in May 2021 aged 52 years.

Pk Kulasegram (they/them) is the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Manager for the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE). As a mixed-race, disabled, queer and trans non-binary person, they have both a personal and professional interest in creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Although they have always had “gooey joints” following a car crash and brain injury in 2020, these became significantly more problematic in daily life. Their experiences have given them a deep appreciation of the importance of timely and appropriate support, good managers and most of all patience. In their free time, they enjoy playing board games, hanging out with their partner, dog and tiny void of anger disguised as a cat.

Esme Wilks (she/her) is Head of Communications in the Social Sciences Division. Esme was diagnosed with endometriosis (a life-long condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other places, causing intense pain and fatigue, amongst other symptoms) earlier this year. Following surgery, she is now readjusting to life and work with a condition that has no cure.


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