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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.

Adam wistfully pondering some deep philosophical question...probably

Adam Bales

Decision Making
I am interested in the way that we do and should make decisions; in the role that regret and resolution play in our lives; and in the role of practical wisdom.

Dr Nicholas Blunt


Dr Tristan Brown

Dr James Bryson

Earth Sciences

Dr Andrew Chen

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

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 Dorian Gangloff

Quantum optics, quantum networks, and quantum information processing. Optically-active semiconductor quantum dots. Trapped ions. Control of mesoscopic systems.

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

Jessie Munton

Dr Francesca Vella

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

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.