Dr Frank Salmon
College Lecturer in Architecture and History of Art, Director of Studies in History of Art, University Senior Lecturer in History of Art, Formerly Head of Department of History of Art (2009-12), Director of the Ax:son Johnson Centre for the Study of Classical Architecture (
History of Art
History of Art and Architecture
Post-medieval British and European architecture and landscape history; the relationship of classical architecture with archaeology; the history of classical sculpture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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Professor Richard J Samworth
College Lecturer in Pure Mathematics , University Professor of Statistical Science
Pure Mathematics
Nonparametric and high-dimensional statistics. Particular topics include shape-constrained density and other nonparametric function estimation problems, nonparametric classification, clustering and regression, the bootstrap and high-dimensional statistical inference.
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Gabriella Santangelo
Dr Gabriella Santangelo
College Lecturer in Economics, University Associate Professor in Economics
Economics of Developing Countries
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R Sawarkar
Dr Ritwick Sawarkar
College Lecturer in Biochemistry, MRC Investigator / Senior Group Leader
Natural Science (Biological)
Proteostasis, Transcription, chromatin
Dr Sawarkar studied Microbiology and Biochemistry in Mumbai (India) and obtained his PhD in 2010 from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Dr Sawarkar then moved to the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of ETH-Zürich in Basel (Switzerland) as a postdoctoral Fellow with Renato Paro. In 2014, he started his own independent group at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg (Germany), before moving to the MRC Toxicology Unit at the university of Cambridge in 2019. He received the ERC Consolidator Grant in 2018 and Alfred Tissières Young Investigator Award in 2019.

The primary research interest of the lab is to understand the regulatory principles governing coordination between the three major steps of gene expression: transcription, translation and protein folding. The lab uses human cell lines and mouse as models and implement a variety of approaches ranging from forward genetic screens, genomics, microscopy to biochemistry, proteomics etc.

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E Sbaraini
Ms Ella M Sbaraini
18th and 19th century British history
Ella Sbaraini is a historian with a particular interest in histories of mental health, death, the emotions, race and sexuality. Her research focuses on the social and cultural history of Britain from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, and it seeks to examine the construction, and experience, of mental ill-health during this period.

Her PhD explored the experience of feeling suicidal in England and Wales between 1700 and 1850. It considered what it was like to feel suicidal at a time when suicide was illegal, the emotions that people expressed, and how these changed over time. It challenged the idea that suicide was ‘secularised’ over this period, instead proposing that suicide had profound religious significance for those who considered it.

During her Fellowship, Ms Sbaraini is working on a new project investigating the relationship between mental health, race and class in Britain from 1770 to 1920. Using a wider variety of legal, institutional and personal sources, it will seek to historicise racism and race-making in British mental health institutions, and to examine how racialised conceptions of mental health operated in wider society.

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Christiana Scheib
Dr Christiana Scheib
Ancient DNA
The intersection in human health between diet, genes and disease. Population genetics, ancient DNA, ancient proteins, pathogens.
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Professor Malcolm Schofield
Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy, College Supervisor in Ancient Philosophy
Has interests in a broad range of subjects within ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. Author (with G.S. Kirk and J.E. Raven) of The Presocratic Philosophers (Cambridge U.P., 1983 [2nd edn.]), The Stoic Idea of the City (Chicago U.P., 1999 [expanded edn.]), Saving the City (Routledge, 1999), and Plato: Political Philosophy (Oxford U.P., 2006). Co-editor of The Cambridge History of Hellenistic Philosophy (Cambridge U.P., 1999), and the Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought (Cambridge U.P., 2000). Editor of Aristotle, Plato and Pythagoreanism in the First Century B.C. (Cambridge U.P., 2013). Currently working mostly on Plato's Laws and on Cicero's philosophical writings.
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M Seita
Dr Matteo Seita
Granta Design Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering
Dr Seita's research focuses on metal additive manufacturing (AM), characterisation and testing, and microstructure engineering of structural alloys. He is very interested in studying how the point-by-point material forming process typical of AM yields the microstructure heterogeneity that is frequently observed in metal parts. This heterogeneity is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it leads to large property scatter and casts uncertainty over parts performance, hindering the adoption of additive technologies by the industry. On the other hand, it may impart exceptional mechanical properties, which even surpass those found in conventionally produced materials. Dr Seita's goal is to understand and control this microstructure heterogeneity to design and produce materials with "architected microstructures" which will exhibit more predictable behaviour and tailored functionalities. His vision is that this unique capability will enable a new design paradigm in metal AM for producing both geometry-and microstructure-optimized parts.
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Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri
Professor Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri
College Lecturer in Physiology/Reproductive Biology , Tutor for Law, Land Economy and Geography
Natural Science (Biological)
Physiology/Reproductive Biology
Professor Sferruzzi-Perri's interest lies in understanding the aetiology of pregnancy complications and the regulation of developmental processes in a wider context. Her laboratory has been investigating the environmental and genetic control of placental morphogenesis and function and its relevance for fetal development, maternal health and the long-term programming of disease.
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D Shah
Dr Darshil Shah
College Lecturer in Architecture/Design, Associate Professor in Materials in the Department of Architecture
Architecture and Design
Dr Shah specialises in natural materials science and technology. Understanding the relationships between materials, society, technology, history and nature, his research aims to design and innovate with natural materials by exploring low-energy methods of manufacture, improving structural performance, introducing multi-functionalities, translating across disciplines and application sectors.

Dr Shah's research and design at the Centre for Natural Material Innovation (CNMI) imagines the replacement of anthropogenic materials (concrete, metals, plastics) with bio-based materials, such as engineered timber, bamboo, natural fibres and their composites. Examples include a megawatt wind turbine with a wooden tower and flax biocomposite blades, an affordable ankle-foot disability orthosis from recycled plastic waste, an off-grid low-energy house constructed from industrial hemp materials, a room-temperature processing method for silk-like textile fibres, and a green policy that weaves agroforestry and construction in a circular bioeconomy approach enabling aggressive decarbonisation.

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Dr Rebecca Shercliff
Dr Rebecca Shercliff
Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (ASNC)
My research centres on medieval texts and their development in the context of their social, historical and literary background, with a particular focus on producing new editions and translations of previously neglected works. My main research interests are medieval Irish literature and early Arthurian literature.
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Professor Ben D Simons
College Supervisor in Physics, Herchel Smith Chair in Physics
Natural Sciences (Physical)
Biophysics of stem cell and developmental biology; mesoscopic physics; condensation and non-equilbrium phenomena in ultracold atomic gases

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Dr Jack Smith
Dr Jack Smith
Director of Studies in Pure Mathematics, College Lecturer in Pure Mathematics
Dr Smith studies mirror symmetry: a remarkable duality between two radically different types of geometry, originally predicted by physicists studying string theory. He uses ideas from algebra to prove results about mirror symmetry, and vice versa.
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Professor Jim Staunton
Formerly College Lecturer in Chemistry, Director of Studies in Chemistry & Formerly Dean , Emeritus Prof of Chemical Biology
Natural Science (Biological)
Biosynthesis of antibiotics and other medicinal natural products in plants and micro-organisms. Biosynthetic engineering of natural organisms to produce new medicines.
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Professor David M A Stuart
College Lecturer in Applied Mathematics , University Professor in Mathematics
Applied Mathematics
Partial differential equations in classical field theory. Soliton dynamics in gauge theories, general relativity and quantum field theory.
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Professor Yuri M Suhov
College Lecturer in Statistics, Emeritus Professor of Applied Probability
Mathematical Statistics
Dynamical systems, statistical mechanics (classical and quantum), queueing networks, random processes and fields.
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Simon Szreter
Professor Simon R S Szreter
University Professor of History and Public Policy

The history of demographic, social and economic change in Britain since c.1750 and the history of international thought in the empirical social sciences and demography. Founding Editor of
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John Taylor
Professor John R. Taylor
College Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, Professor in Oceanography
Applied Mathematics
Fluid Dynamics and Oceanography.
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Stephen W Teal
Development Director
Development Director
As Fellow and Development Director, I am responsible for the development and implementation of the overall strategy of the department, which encapsulates all fundraising, alumni relations and administrative activity. In addition, I am the lead fundraiser for the Campaign, concentrating on gifts of £100,000 and above.
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Edward Tipper
Professor Edward Tipper
Director of Studies in Geology/Earth Sciences, College Lecturer in Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences (Physical)
Earth Sciences
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S Tomaselli
Dr Sylvana P Tomaselli
Tutor for Postgraduates, Sir Harry Hinsley Lecturer in History, Fellow, Tutor, Director of Studies in History and HSPS, College Lecturer in History and HSPS, Affiliated Lecturer in History and Human, Social and Political Sciences, Senior Treasurer of the Associated Societies, Senior Treasurer of the Palmerston Society, Senior Treasurer of the History Society

History of Political Thought and Political Philosophy, and Politics
Eighteenth-Century Political Theorists, Conjectural History, Punishment and Mercy and other topics in Moral and Political Philosophy.'
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Robert Tombs
Professor Robert P Tombs
University Professor Emeritus in French History

Modern French history (18th - 21st centuries). The history of Franco-British relations.
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Laura Torrente Murciano
Professor Laura Torrente Murciano
College Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
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Dr Christopher G Warnes
College Lecturer in English, University Senior Lecturer in English
African Literature; postcolonial studies; the novel; digital culture.
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Dr Helen Watson
Dr Helen E Watson
Tutor, College Lecturer in Anthropology, Director of Studies in HSPS, Formerly University Lecturer in Anthropology
Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS)
Anthropology of war and violence. Religious Nationalism, gender and inequalities.
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