Jane Baker

Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Administrator


Jane joined the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies in 1998, having previously held roles in the University as Secretary to the Programming Research Group at Oxford University Computing Laboratory (OUCL) now known as the Department of Computer Science, and Academic Administrator’s Secretary. 

She has overall responsibility for the administration of the Institute’s MSc and MPhil courses for prospective and on-course students. She manages the exam process as well as the administration of student scholarships, bursaries, and travel grants. Jane also manages events for the Nissan Institute, arranges accommodation for visiting speakers and advises on travel, and is Secretary to three committees: Nissan Institute and Benefaction Management Committee; the Teaching Committee, and the Examination Committee.

She oversees the day-to-day running of the Nissan Institute building, taking responsibility for health, safety, and security matters. She is the Fire Marshal for the Institute and has been trained in the use of firefighting equipment. She is a trained Emergency First Aider.

Jane also looks after the Institute’s Canvas, website, and social media channels.

She is a member of the University’s group of Bullying and Harassment Advisors.  As an advisor, she will listen to concerns and act as a sounding board to advise on the options that are available.  All information containing allegations of harassment are treated in strict confidence.

When she finishes work each day, she likes to go home and spend time with her horse Charlie.