If you're a prospective student, please check our website for guidance on eligibility and how to apply. Our FAQs page is also a useful source of information. You might also be interested in the Director's welcome. If you're interested in the kind of training and other opportunities that we offer our students, please browse our researcher development pages. 

If you cannot find an answer to your question on our website, please contact the OOC DTP team on

Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP Team

Rebecca Costello

Interim OOC DTP Manager

Rebecca Costello

Rebecca manages the DTP's operations, partnership working, finances and reporting. She also supports the Management Board with the development and implementation of strategy. Rebecca is available to support current students and their supervisors with questions about extensions to studentships, AHRC support for interruptions to study and other funder expectations and/or regulations.

Aikaterini Vavaliou

Interim OOC DTP Programme Officer

Katerina Vavaliou

Katerina looks after the OOC DTP’s training programme and placements scheme. She supports the DTP's Training and Development Group and its Student Liaison Group. Contact her if you have questions about training opportunities and events; placements; funding for student-led initiatives; Inkpath and your Training Needs Analysis.

OOC DTP Administrative Assistant

OOC DTP Administrative Assistant

Naomi Setchell

Naomi assists with various tasks in the office and is the first point of contact for all general enquiries. Please contact Naomi if you have any questions about applying for OOC DTP studentship funding and cannot find the answer on our website. Naomi also coordinates the DTP's communications, so current students are encouraged to send her any news stories and updates for the website.

OOC DTP Finance Officer

OOC DTP Finance Officer

Greg Waiting

Working closely with colleagues at each of the consortium universities, Greg is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the OOC DTP’s finances. If you have a question about the payment of your studentship or of an Additional Funding award, however, please contact your home university in the first instance as they manage payments to students.


Institutional contacts for award holders

If you have questions about your award or about funder expectations, please see our information for award holders webpage. This also includes DTP contact details for your home university.

Have feedback or a complaint?

If you have feedback on any aspect of the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP, please get in touch with the DTP Manager (

If you have cause for concern about the DTP, please refer to our complaints and appeals procedure, which provides guidance on who to approach in the first instance, and the steps to take if you remain dissatisfied and wish to submit a formal complaint.