A Lamacraft
Professor Austen Lamacraft
College Lecturer in Physics
Natural Sciences (Physical)
Office: Room 1, Merton Hall
Telephone: 68196
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Christel Lane
Professor Christel O Lane
Formerly College Lecturer in Sociology, Emeritus Professor of Economic Sociology
Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS)
Professor Lane’s research interests are in cultural sociology, combined with an approach from economic sociology. After her comparison of Michelin-starred restaurants in Britain and Germany, her interest in the cultural aspects of fine dining and high-end cuisine has resulted in a new, but related research project. Her current research, undertaken with an American colleague, investigates culinary flows from the global periphery to two cities in the global centre. The research, based on interviews with high-end chefs and representatives of renown culinary intermediaries, examines global counterflows of culinary expertise and the transformations in high-end cuisine connected with them. The research focuses on chefs as the agents of culinary change, as well as on the effects of such change on the culinary fields of both their host cities and their home countries. To explain why such counterflows have become more prevalent in recent decades, an analysis is undertaken of the recently globally expanded operations of two prominent intermediaries.
Office: B2c Chapel Court
Telephone: 38660
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Nic Lane
Professor Nic Lane
University Senior Lecturer
Computer Science
Professor Lane studies the design, architecture and algorithms of scalable and robust end-to-end machine learning (ML) systems. His research interests drive towards the development of new forms of ML systems that are revolutionary in how they leverage multi-modal data (e.g. speech, vision, location, inertial information) to infer and reason over complex real-world situations — while simultaneously, maintaining extreme levels of systems flexibility (e.g. distributed execution, adaptation) and efficiency (e.g. compute, memory).
Office: G4 Second Court
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Tomas Larsson
Dr Tomas H Larsson
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies, College Lecturer in Politics
History and Politics

Social & Political Science
Comparative Politics and International Relations: Southeast Asia, state formation, economic development.
Office: E10a New Court
Telephone: 38741
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Professor Ernest D Laue
University Prof of Structural Biology, Formerly College Lecturer in Biochemistry
Natural Science (Biological)
Structural Biology
Understanding how chromatin structure controls gene expression.
Office: E5 First Court
Telephone: 46287
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J Leake
Dr John A Leake
Formerly President, University Senior Lecturer and College Lecturer in Materials Science
Materials Science
X-Ray diffraction for microstructural characterisation, especially of novel materials. Structure-property relations. Development of web-based teaching resources.
Office: D1a Chapel Court
Telephone: 38752
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Janet Lees
Professor Janet M Lees
Professor of Civil Engineering, College Lecturer in Engineering
Sustainable concrete infrastructure, strength assessment of existing reinforced concrete structures, the use of new materials in construction and the creation of innovative structural solutions.
Office: I8 b&c New Court
Telephone: 38681
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Professor Lisboa
Professor M M G (Manucha) Lisboa
College Lecturer in Portuguese
Modern and Medieval Languages

Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African (Mozambican and Angolan) Literature from the nineteenth century to the present (and some Film).
Portuguese and Brazilian Literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Gender, Nationality, Church and State in literature and art (Catholicism and Fascism, Feminist Theory, Object Relations Theory and New Historicism, Fantasy and the genre of the Fantastic). The art of Paula Rego.
Office: C2 North Court
Telephone: 38641
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Po-Ling Loh
Professor Po-Ling Loh
College Lecturer in Mathematical Statistics
Theoretical Statistics
High-dimensional statistics, robust statistics, differential privacy and network inference.
Office: C6C North Court
Telephone: 37946
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A Luppi
Dr Andrea Luppi
Natural Science (Biological)
General anaesthesia is one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of medicine, enabling millions of life-saving surgeries each year worldwide. However, we still do not know how anaesthetics influence the delicate functioning of the brain to suppress consciousness. Dr Luppi's doctoral work used anaesthesia as a lens to interrogate brain function to understand how brain architecture orchestrates information processing.

After transitioning from Philosophy to Neuroscience, his PhD combined network science and information theory. He discovered that the interactions between different brain regions are synergistic, carrying more information than the sum of their individual contributions. This neural synergy is diminished when consciousness is lost, whether due to anaesthesia or brain injury. It is also especially prominent in evolutionarily recent regions of the human brain, and greater in humans than in non-human primates.

These discoveries converge on a role of synergy in supporting human cognition, raising the intriguing prospect of using synergy as a guiding principle to develop more human-like artificial intelligence. This is the research that Dr Luppi will conduct during his time as a Fellow of St John’s. He will investigate the role of synergy in supporting cognitive function and dysfunction, both in the human brain and in artificial neural networks.

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Professor Nathan MacDonald
College Lecturer in Theology, Professor in the Interpretation of the Old Testament
Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion

Old Testament
Pentateuch; Old Testament Theology; History of Israelite Religion; Ritual; Priesthood; Redaction Criticism; Inner-biblical Interpretation.
Office: D6a Chapel Court
Telephone: 37710
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Dr Alan J Macfarlane
Formerly College Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, Emeritus University Reader in Mathematical Physics
Applied Mathematics
Symmetries and supersymmetries and applications to integrable models in ordinary and supersymmetric quantum mechanics. Studies of exceptional Lie algebras in such contexts.
Office: I4 New Court (shared)
Telephone: 68192
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The Rev'd Dr Andrew A Macintosh
The Rev'd Dr Andrew A Macintosh
Formerly Dean of Chapel, Tutor, President, College Lecturer in Theology
Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion
Hebrew as a biblical language; its links with its sister language Arabic; the work of the 10th Century Jewish philologist Rabbi Jonah ibn Janah and his dictionary of Hebrew written in Arabic.
Office: F1 Second Court
Telephone: 38709
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Nick Manton
Professor Nicholas S Manton
Prof of Mathematical Physics
Applied Mathematics
Theoretical elementary particle physics, topological solitons and their dynamics in two and three dimensions, quantum field theory and supersymmetry.
Office: A5a New Court
Telephone: 38677
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Dr E Keith Matthews
Formerly College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Pharmacology
Photodynamic pharmacology. Development of laser-activated anti-tumour agents.
Office: F1 Second Court
Telephone: 38659
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Professor Hugh R Matthews
College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Physiology & Organisms, University Professor in Sensory Physiology, Director of Studies in Physiology of Organisms
Medical Science

Phototransduction and olfactory transduction. Calcium homeostasis in vertebrate photoreceptors and olfactory receptors, and its role in modulating their electrical responses to stimulation.
Office: B1a Chapel Court
Telephone: 38634
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Professor Helen McCarthy
College Lecturer in Modern History, Professor in Modern and Contemporary British History

The social, cultural and political history of Britain since the late nineteenth century.
Office: A9 New Court
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I Nick McCave
Professor I Nick McCave
College Supervisor in Geological Sciences, Emeritus Woodwardian Prof of Geology, College rep on the Johnian Society Committee
Natural Sciences (Physical)
Marine geology. Deep-sea sedimentation, geological record of the changing deep-sea circulation under varying climate, mechanics of fine sediment erosion, transport, aggregation and deposition in the deep ocean.
Office: B2 First Court (shared)
Telephone: 38786
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Dr R (Dick) E McConnel
College Lecturer in Engineering, Formerly University Lecturer in Structural Engineering
Structural Engineering
Composite steel and concrete structures. Light weight domes and large span roofs.
Office: G1 First Court
Telephone: 38778
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Professor Duncan C McFarlane
College Lecturer in Engineering, Professor of Industrial Information Engineering

Distributed automation strategies in the industrial supply chain. Determining the impact of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) on industrial decision making. Architectures for reconfigurable manufacturing operations.

Office: E5 Third Court
Telephone: 38783
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McMullen D
Professor David L McMullen
Emeritus Prof of Chinese
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
The history of China in the Sui (A.D.589-618), Tang (618-907) and Five Dynasties (907-960) periods. The development of Chinese Studies in the UK.
Office: F1 Second Court
Telephone: 38652
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Ricky Metaxas
Dr A (Ricky) C Metaxas
Formerly Tutor
The use of high frequencies for industrial processing. Specifically the use of radio frequencies and microwaves for heating, drying, waste reprocessing, tempering of foodstuffs and so on. Computational electromagnetics for processes involving electroheat. Physics or arc/spark instigation and numerical modelling or coronas leading to arc formation.
Office: B1c Chapel Court
Telephone: 38646
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Professor David R Midgley
Emeritus Professor of German Literature and Intellectual History
Modern and Medieval Languages

Cultural change in Germany since the unification of 1871. Cultural memory and the literary representation of memory in a German context.
Office: F1 Third Court
Telephone: 38779
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Eric Miska
Professor Eric Miska
Director of Studies in Molecular Biology, Herchel Smith Professor of Molecular Genetics
Natural Science (Biological)
Office: M3 Second Court
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Morag Morrison-Helme
Dr Morag Morrison-Helme
Director of Studies in Education
Arts Education: Applied Theatre practice and pedagogy, Teacher Education and Professional Development.
Dr Morrison-Helme is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education where she teaches on the Undergraduate Tripos track Education, English, Drama and the Arts, and she coordinates the MPhil Postgraduate thematic route, Arts, Creativity and Education. Her research interests centre on Applied Arts pedagogies to support, reflective practice, democratic learning and conflict management in cross-disciplinary and cross-professional contexts. Dr Morrison-Helme has an Erasmus exchange position with the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where she collaborates with colleagues teaching and researching the use of Applied Theatre practices in Medical and Health Care Professional Development. Her Tripos teaching centres on the Part II papers Research and Investigation and Performance, Education and Society.
Office: E11 New Court
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