Shaunaka Rishi Das is from Wexford, Ireland. He has been Director of the OCHS since its inception in 1997. Shaunaka maintains the vision and ethos of the Centre on behalf of the Board of Governors, and encourages the Centre’s continued growth and development in all spheres. He has overall responsibility for its fundraising, administration, and communication.
Shaunaka Rishi Das
Professor Gavin Flood
Prof. Gavin Flood is from Brighton, England. Gavin is responsible for the existing academic programmes of the Centre and for developing new programmes. The Academic Director is the Centre’s contact person and link with the University’s Theology Faculty, Oriental Institute, other faculties, and other scholars of South Asian studies at Oxford. He lectures on Hinduism and other subjects as a member of the Theology Faculty, and offers tutorials for undergraduate and graduate students.
Lal Krishna is from Australia. Lal studied Linguistics at Deakin University, Melbourne, and has worked both as an editor and production manager for the publishing industry. He is skilled in database management, web development, and administration. Lal oversees the development of our ‘Friends and Funds’ programme, fund campaigns, Continuing Education online, database, website, and communications.
Dr Nicholas Sutton
Continuing Education Department Administrator
Dr Nicolas Sutton is from Birmingham, England. As Director for the Centre’s CE Dept. Nicolas is responsible for the development and accreditation of courses, teaching provision, assessment of course work, online provision, and publications. He also teaches and offers tutorials for students of our Hindu Studies Certificate Course.
Continuing Education Department
Anuradha Dooney was awarded her BA in Social Science, from University College Dublin, and her M.St. in the Study of Religion, from Oxford University. Her masters thesis was an exploration of faith development in the Vaishnava tradition. She is currently a Fellow of the OCHS, acting as a faculty member of the Continuing Education Department. Anuradha has been a tutor for courses in London, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge, and Leicester since 2003. She has acted as the principal curriculum writer for undergraduate degree courses granted by the University of Wales, Lampeter, courses taught in the UK and Belgium. She has also organised and run academic and interfaith workshops, seminars and conferences internationally. Anuradha is a respected lecturer and broadcaster.
Dr Rembert Lutjeharms
Dr. Rembert Lutjeharms is from Brussels, Belgium. Rembert is the Librarian at the Centre, and as a member of our Academic Planning Committee also helps to organise lectures and seminars at the Centre.
Syama helps with the book-keeping and banking.
Administrative Secretary , Book-keeper
Judit McFarland is from Pécs, Hungary. Judit has an MA in English Literature and Linguistics and has previously worked as an English teacher, and translator. Judit is the backbone of the Centre’s operations co-ordinating diaries, administration, services, filing, equipment, reception and most importantly, book-keeping