Our Team

Dr Vlad Mykhnenko

Academic Director


The Academic (non-executive) Director of the Oxford Study Abroad Programme is Dr Vlad Mykhnenko, who serves as Associate Professor of Sustainable Urban Development in the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, and as Research Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford. Over the past twenty years, Dr Mykhnenko has taught and supervised undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students at ten different higher education institutions across the UK, Europe, and Central Asia. Dr Mykhnenko is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - the United Kingdom's top professional body committed to teaching, learning, and the student experience - and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Merit) from the University of Birmingham.

In OISAP, operating in a non-executive role, Dr Mykhnenko has overall responsibility for all aspects of the academic quality and teaching on our courses, including the effective development of teaching resources, students’ learning experience, and staff leadership. He ensures that our programmes are run smoothly and to the highest academic standards. More information about Dr Mykhnenko's background can be found here:https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/profiles/vlad-mykhnenko.

Vivian Jia

Programme Officer

Ms Vivian Jia is an experienced leader who has been organising educational programmes with continuous improvement over the past 10 years. She has extensive organisational experience in areas such a human resources and finance that ensure cross-team processes and management workflows that support excellence.

 Dr Megan Price

Associate Culture Ambassador

Dr Megan Price holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Oxford. Over the past 20 years, she has been engaged in a lot of research work in the Oxford University Institute of Archaeology while giving lectures on language, history, culture and society for summer and winter schools in Oxford. In OISAP, she provides professional advice on the UK culture to help the international schools run smoothly and delivers culture-related lectures. 

To ensure every summer school student gets their appropriate visa and books the correct flights timely, we have a Student Advice and Engagement Team in China to assist students in applying for visas, booking flights and answer relevant questions.

Student welfare and Health and Safety are also of paramount importance to us. We understand that for most of the students this may be their first time away from home. Thus, in addition to our student affairs team, we also have a dedicated support team of college mentors during the programmes, who are Oxford undergraduate students that help students on-campus, around the city and during excursions. Moreover, we have health and safety regulations in place, ensuring our students have a safe and happy experience throughout their residential stay.

Meet Our Team in the UK

Student Affairs Team

Ms Renata Lanzoni

Events and Students Affairs Officer

Ms Renata Lanzoni has undertaken extensive work within cultural, heritage, education and charity organisations in the past 10+ years. As the events and students affairs officer at OISAP, she provides professional services of events and student affairs support.