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Research Fellows and their Work

Research Fellows are highly enthusiastic and gifted individuals who are usually at the beginning of their academic careers. The College runs an annual competition to hand-pick the most promising applicants for these sought-after positions. Research Fellows (technically referred to as Fellows under Title A) are supported by the College for three years while they pursue their research interests in a world-leading institution, and become an integral and active part of the College's academic community.

Revd Carol Barrett Ford

Dr James Bryson

Earth Sciences

Dr Andrew Chen

Medieval and Renaissance Italian painting and manuscript illumination; Tudor portraits; Hegel.
Dr Samuel Cohen

Dr Samuel Cohen

Biophysical Chemistry
Investigation of complex biomolecular systems, particularly the pathogenic protein self-assembly processes underlying neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Dr Angelo Di Bernardo

Materials Science
hybrid superconductor/ferromagnet systems, spintronics, oxide interfaces, muon spectroscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, nanoscience, bioengineering

Dr Michael Elliot

Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary reproductive physiology, preeclampsia and other diseases of pregnancy, phylogenetics, computational approaches in evolution, animal models of human disease.

Dr Elena Giusti

Latin Literature
Ideology, Augustan Poetry, Punic and Civil Wars, Great Unmentioned in the Augustan Age.

Dr Michael Humphreys

Late Antique and Early Medieval History
Late Antique and Early Medieval History, especially of Byzantium.

Dr Helena Knowles

Quantum sensing using single spins in diamond nanocrystals; Spin-spin interactions in mesoscopic systems.

Dr Simon Martin

Evolutionary Biology, Speciation, Population Genetics, Genomics.

Dr Hilary Martin

Basis of common and rare genetic diseases; population and evolutionary genetics; using genetics to find new drug targets

Dr Bhargav Narayanan

Ramsey Theory, Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics, Percolation Theory.

Dr Christian Sahner

Middle Eastern History
Late Antiquity and the Islamic Middle Ages; relations between Muslims and Christians; the history of Syria; religious conversion and cultural change

Dr Simon Stevens

Twentieth-century international history, with a particular focus on transnational mobilisations, international institutions, the era of decolonization, and the history of Africa in the world.

Dr Francesca Vella

Verdi; opera, particularly of the nineteenth century; music and national identity; Italian studies; urban studies; cultural history; transnational history.
Dr Robert Weatherup

Dr Robert Weatherup

Understanding and controlling the catalytic growth of two-dimensional nanomaterials, such as graphene. Developing integration strategies to exploit these materials in applications.

Dr Erica Wickerson

I research the ways in which time and space interact in literature, and how the subjective experience of time and space is presented in narrative. My main research interest is modern German literature, particularly writers such as Thomas Mann and Franz Kakfa. My book, 'The Architecture of Narrative Time: Thomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative', will appear with OUP.

Dr Alex Wong

English poetry of the early modern period until about 1700; English Renaissance verse in relation to Renaissance Latin verse; Victorian literature, especially authors associated with the Aesthetic Movement; the essay; form, style and genre; irony. Working at present on 'aesthetic criticism' and the 'aesthetic life' as represented by late-Victorian and early-twentieth-century writers in the wake of Walter Pater.