Professor Simon Conway Morris
Emeritus Professor of Evolutionary Palaeobiology
Natural Science (Biological)
Analysis of evolutionary convergence and role of historical contingency. The Cambrian "explosion" and Burgess Shale-type faunas. Early evolution of the deuterostomes. Debates in science and religion.
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Alison Cox
Alison Cox
Domestic Bursar
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Meredith Crowley-SJC
Professor Meredith A Crowley
College Lecturer in Economics, University Lecturer in Economics, Director of Studies, Professor of Economics
International trade, trade policy, firms in international trade, law and economics of the GATT/WTO
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Orietta Da Rold
Professor Orietta Da Rold
College Lecturer in English, Professor of Medieval Literature and Manuscript Studies

Medieval Literature, Chaucer, Editing, Textual Studies and Medieval British Manuscripts.
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Professor Sir Partha S Dasgupta
College Supervisor in Economics, Formerly Frank Ramsey Prof of Economics
Environmental and resource economics. The economics of poor countries. Game theory.
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Dr M De Volder
Professor Michael F L De Volder
Reader in Nanomanufacturing, College Lecturer in Engineering

Nanoparticle manufacturing and assembly.
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Diaz Anadon Laura
Professor Laura Diaz Anadon
Professor of Climate Change Policy , College Supervisor in Land Economy, Director of Studies in Land Economy, Director of Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance
Land Economy
Energy, Innovation, Climate Policy, Multiphase Flow and MRI.
Prof Laura Diaz Anadon holds the chaired Professorship of Climate Change Policy at the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge she is also Director of the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (CEENRG) and Fellow of St. John's College, where she is the Director of Studies for Land Economy. She is also a long-standing Affiliate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) at Harvard University, where she was a Visiting Scholar for 2021–2022, an Assistant Professor of Public Policy (2013-2016), and Director of the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group.

Prof Diaz Anadon is a Lead Author in the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III on Climate Change Mitigation. She is a member of the Economics of Decarbonization Advisory Group for the UK Treasury’s Net Zero Review, of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate and of the Board of Directors of Cambridge Enterprise Ltd. She is also in the Management Board of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI) and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

She has received numerous awards and recognition for her research. In June 2018 she was awarded the XVII Fundación Banco Sabadell Prize for Economic Research for the best young Spanish economics researcher, in 2021 a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Tsinghua University, and in 2022 a Senior Fellowship from the JM Keynes Fellowship Fund. In March 2022 she was selected as one of the 15 founding members of the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate, where she was elected as Vice-Chair of the Board.

Prof Diaz Anadon has engaged with policymakers in the United States, China, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and Spain among others, and contributed to the UN Global Sustainable Development Report and the Global Energy Assessment. She has also contributed evidence to US Congress and the UK Parliament and worked as a consultant for Climate Strategies on a World Bank project, the UNFCCC and the OECD. Prior to starting her academic career, Prof Diaz Anadon did research projects at DuPont, Bayer Pharmaceuticals and Johnson Matthey Catalysts and worked as a financial consultant at Oliver Wyman working on risk models for financing technology projects.

Prof Diaz Anadon holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Magnetic Resonance and Catalysis Group at the University of Cambridge, a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester. During her undergraduate degree she also studied at the University of Stuttgart.
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Dr Matthias Dörrzapf
Director of Scholarships & International Programmes, Director of Studies in Mathematics
Applied Mathematics
Algebraic aspects of quantum field theories, in particular representations of superconformal algebras in conformal field theories and string theories.
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Leah Rose Downey
Dr Leah Downey
Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS)
Political theory is the study of how people ought to live together. Political economy considers how people produce what they need to live. These endeavours are, and always have been, fundamentally and inextricably linked. It is in the shadow of this observation that Dr Downey's research employs the tools of political theory to better understand the relationship between macroeconomic policy and democracy.

Her doctoral thesis explored what it would look like to democratise monetary policy. Recognising that the creation and allocation of money are among the state’s most distinctive powers, she argued that instituting an approach to monetary policymaking that respects the integrity of domestic democracy would have radical implications for both domestic and global economic governance.

As a Fellow at St John’s, Dr Downey will extend her research into the relationship between macroeconomic policy and democracy to explore how different notions of time employed by policymakers in modern democracies shape the power and possibilities of macroeconomic policymaking. This is an urgent task for two reasons: first, because it is essential to unlocking the state’s macroeconomic policymaking powers in the face of an existential climate crisis, and secondly, because doing so is critical for achieving the full realisation of a flourishing democratic state.

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Dr B Ehrmantraut
Dr Brigid Ehrmantraut
Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (ASNC)
The languages and literatures of medieval Britain and Ireland.
Ms Ehrmantraut is a philologist and intellectual historian specialising in the languages and literatures of medieval Britain and Ireland. My interests include Celtic studies, Latin literature, Classical reception and textual transmission, translation and landscape studies.

Her PhD thesis explored the reception of Classical mythology in medieval Ireland between the 10th and 12th centuries, and the ways in which Greek and Roman narratives became situated within a medieval Christian worldview. She examined a corpus of vernacular Irish adaptations of Classical Latin epic, as well as the influence of Classical mythology on medieval Irish authors’ conceptions of their own pre-Christian past. Ms Ehrmantraut has also worked on medieval perceptions of prehistoric monuments in Irish, Welsh and Latin literature.

During her Fellowship, Ms Ehrmantraut will continue her study of medieval Irish Classical reception into the 13th and 14th centuries, examining the development of the cath ‘battle’ genre of tales. These compositions drew heavily on Classical literature as well as on the earlier vernacular Irish adaptations of Classical epic produced during the 10th through 12th centuries, which she investigated in her PhD thesis.

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Professor Robert A Evans
College Supervisor in Economics, University Professor of Economic Theory
Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Political Economy, Economics of Contracts.
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Dr Georgina L Evans
College Lecturer in French, University Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Director of Studies for Modern and Medieval Languages
Modern and Medieval Languages

Georgina Evans works mainly on contemporary French film. She has a particular interest in inter-sensory relationships in cinema, and the workings of synaesthetic narrative. She has published work on the French films of Michael Haneke and Krzysztof Kieslowski, and also has a particular interest in Claire Denis. Her next project examines the idea of home in French cinema.
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Chris F Ewbank
Senior Bursar
Responsible for overall direction of the College's finances.
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Kristian Franze
Professor Kristian Franze
College Director of Studies in Natural Sciences (Biological), Professor of Neuronal Mechanics
Natural Science (Biological)
Mechanobiology, Neuroscience, Biophysics, Developmental Biology
The mechanobiology of nervous system development and pathology.
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Nick Friedman
Dr Nick Friedman
Dean of Discipline
My research concerns the control of corporate power, which I study from a public law perspective. My interests cut across a range of topics in legal and political philosophy, constitutional law, human rights, and corporate law.
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Richard Friend
Professor Sir Richard H Friend
Natural Sciences (Physical)
Optoelectronic properties of organic semiconductors. Polymer light-emitting diodes, solar cells and transistors.
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Dr D J H (Ben) Garling
Formerly President, Tutor, Senior Proctor, College Supervisor in Pure Mathematics, University Emeritus Reader in Mathematical Analysis
Pure Mathematics
Functional Analysis, and particularly the geometry of Banach spaces, probabilistic methods, related inequalities and applications to classical analysis.
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Dr Petra M Geraats
College Lecturer in Economics, University Senior Lecturer, Director of Studies
Macroeconomics, international finance and behavioral economics, with a special interest in transparency of monetary policy.
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Professor Zoubin Ghahramani
Professor of Information Engineering, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
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Professor Richard J Gilbertson
Director of Studies for Clinical Science
Medical Science
Molecular Oncology
Normal development and the origins of cancer, particularly brain tumors. Development of new treatments of cancer. Diagnostic tests and clinical trials among children with cancer.
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Dr Robin E Glasscock
Formerly Director of Studies, College Supervisor and University Lecturer in Geography, Dean,
Medieval settlement, agriculture and the economy in the UK and Ireland. Landscape history.
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Dr Peter Goddard
Formerly Master, Formerly University Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus Professor, School of Natural Sciences, Formerly Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Mathematical physics; elementary particle physics; string theory; conformal field theory; infinite-dimensional Lie algebras.
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Professor Usha C Goswami
Director, Centre for Neuroscience in Education, Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience
Psychological and Behavioural Sciences (PBS)

Cognitive development in children. Cognitive neuroscience of literacy and numeracy. Brain basis of dyslexia.
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Professor Emily J Gowers
College Lecturer in Classics, University Professor of Latin Literature
Latin literature
Latin literature, especially satire.
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Gray Christopher
Christopher M Gray
Director of Music
Christopher Gray took up his current post as Director of Music in April 2023. With responsibilities centering around the College’s celebrated Choir and organ, he works with the Choristers, Choral Scholars, Lay Clerks and Organ Scholars to provide music that enhances the liturgy of the beautiful St John's College Chapel, upholding a tradition that dates from the 1670s.
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