At Auckland her career was both academic and administrative, with periods as the Dean of Graduate Studies and as an Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Most recently, she was Dean of the Faculty of Law, and held a chair in commercial law, a post she left to come to Oxford. During this time, she was also a practicing barrister, concentrating on appellate cases.
Prior to her appointment at the Royal Society, she held the position of Registrar of the University of Oxford (head of the university's administration); the first woman to hold the office in the 550 years since the position was first established.
- "Weekend birthdays". The Guardian (Guardian News & Media). 31 Aug 2014. p. 55.
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