The Junior Deans help make sure everyone is able to enjoy their time at Mansfield as fully as possible. Their role has two main parts:
1) "Keeping the peace" i.e. making sure you as a community get along well, respect each other, and abide by the college rules. Everyone here has the right to live and study without being negatively impacted by others.
2) Providing pastoral support and helping you navigate other welfare resources as needed.
Junior Deans 2021-22
Duty Phone (6pm - 2am): 07541 564050
Darshini Nadarajan (email)
Hello! I'm Darshini, reading a DPhil in Education. When I'm not writing my thesis, I can be found experimenting with science and silence through meditation and exploring creative and contemplative non-fiction. Hailing from Malaysia, a gastronomic paradise, I enjoy procrasti-cooking with vegan-ish/vegetarian food and have organised welfare activities such as Rant over Ramen and Noodles and Natter (I may have also taken my love for alliteration a little too far). Questions, concerns or in need of some welfare support? Feel free to come say hi!
Saquib Hassan (email)
I am a DPhil student in Theoretical Physics, and I am excited to be a Junior Dean here at Mansfield. If you have any concerns at all, please feel free to reach out. If you would like to chat about life in Oxford, or other topics, such as black holes or anything Stephen Hawking related for that matter, that is fine too! I look forward to meeting you.
Duty Phone (11pm - 7am): 07741 071 156
Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull (email)
Hi everyone! I’m Ben and I’m a DPhil student in English Literature from ‘up north. When I’m not writing my thesis on sixteenth to eighteenth century women’s writing, I enjoy writing poetry, embroidery, cooking, and going to gigs. I look forward to seeing you around the site and please get in touch if you need anything.
Aastha Prasad (email)
Hello! My name is Aastha. I am a DPhil student at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford. My academic background is in law and anthropology. I am also passionate about visual art. I am happy to chat about any aspects of student life and welfare!
Cowley Road Houses
Duty phone (6pm-2am) 07453 370 008
Bhadrajee Hewage (email)
Hi, everyone! My name is Bhadrajee and I am a second-year DPhil student in History from Ireland. I currently serve as a Junior Dean for Mansfield's Cowley Road properties. I am also the Treasurer and Dining Secretary of the Clarendon Scholars' Council, and I serve as the International Officer for the Oxford History Graduate Network. I enjoy reading, travelling, learning new languages, and watching sport. If there is any way that I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Sophia Shieh (email)
Hi all! I am currently a MSc student in Education (Child Development and Education) and I have a background in psychology, philosophy, and medical humanities. I found my time as a visiting student at Mansfield College last year so enriching so I decided to stay for a MSc program. I've lived in Taiwan, Singapore, and the U.S. growing up, and I am always excited to see where life takes me next. In my free time, I love spending time with my pet hedgehog and volunteering at the local Mind’s Safe Haven.
The Junior Deans are postgraduate students who live in college accommodation and are trained in listening support. They also help resolve noise complaints, provide first aid and respond to emergencies on their site.