College Teaching Associates

Dr Theresa Biberauer
Director of Studies in Linguistics, College Teaching Associate
Modern and Medieval Languages

Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
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Dr Tereza Cindrova-Davies
College Teaching Associate
Natural Science (Biological)
Reproductive Biology
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Chris Cleaver
Dr Chris Cleaver
College Teaching Associate
Engineering
I research and invent more efficient ways to shape metal, including components for vehicles, aeroplanes and industrial equipment. I'm a senior member of the Use Less group in the Department of Engineering, who work on mapping industrial CO2 emissions and research the sustainable use of materials, energy and resources. At St. John's, I supervise the IA Engineering Structures and Materials course.
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Dr Neville Dean
College Teaching Associate
Engineering
Electrical Engineering
I supervise the electrical engineering papers for Parts 1A and 1B of the Engineering Tripos. Over the years my research and teaching, both in industry and academia, has varied widely from electrical contacts and switchgear to the mathematical modelling and formal specification of digital systems. Currently I am writing a book on A Theory of Circuit Analysis.
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Leah Lazar
Dr Leah Lazar
College Teaching Associate in Classics
Classics
I teach ancient history (and a bit of Latin translation) to classicists at St John’s, alongside my role as a lecturer in the Classics Faculty. My background is in Classical Greek political and economic history, but I enjoy teaching a wide range of topics. My primary research project is a study of the fifth-century BC Athenian empire, which reassesses the relationships between the Athenians and their subjects, and compares the functioning of Athenian power in varying regional contexts. I work with different kinds of evidence, including inscribed documents, material culture, coinage and literary texts.
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theresa lentfort
Theresa Lentfort
German Lector
Modern and Medieval Languages

German
As the DAAD Lector for German at St John’s, Sidney Sussex and Homerton College, Theresa Lentfort is teaching advanced grammar courses at the Department for German as well as German Audio Visual seminars and Translation into German. She is also supervising the students throughout their undergraduate studies for their Speaking and Use of German, Translation into German as well as German Text and Culture papers. Her research interests are in the field of linguistics, didactics and second language acquisition.
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Clara Manco
Dr Clara Manco
French Lectrice
History and Modern Languages
French
I am the College French Lectrice, which means I give St John's students supervisions in French grammar, oral and audio-visual media, but you might see me teaching teaching Use of French at the Faculty as well. I am also a doctoral student, finishing a thesis at the Sorbonne on Restoration Comedy and its political interpretations. My research interests gravitate around the Restoration period (drama, poetry, history), but also more generally around the use of laughter as a political tool or the evolution and social role of stereotypes
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Dr Ben L Murton
College Teaching Associate, External Director of Studies in Biochemistry
Medical Science
Biochemistry and Cell Biology/Learning and Development
My research career has been based around using biophysical methods to ask and answer the questions that other techniques could not address. I have worked on chromatin modification in cancer, innate immune system contributions to allergy and the regulation of T-cell activation. This diverse background is critical when teaching the broad first-year courses at St John’s.

I have long had an interest in teaching and learning and have been supervising for the college since 2003. I moved to work for the University’s Researcher Development Programme in 2015 and then to The Alan Turing Institute as Head of Researcher Development and Training in 2018. I am now able to combine training skills (especially communication skills and personal effectiveness) with work on the national strategy for data science and AI training.

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Carmen Olmedilla Herrero
Dr Carmen Olmedilla Herrero
College Teaching Associate, Director of Studies in Spanish , Acting Director of Studies in Portuguese
History and Modern Languages
Spanish; translation
I teach Spanish language and translation into Spanish in the Spanish and Portuguese Department, and I supervise on Spanish language, translation, Text and culture, and linguistics. My research focuses in translation.

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Serena Povia
College Teaching Associate
Natural Sciences (Physical)
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Joao Rodrigues
Dr Joao Rodrigues
College Teaching Associate
Natural Sciences (Physical)
Physics - Arctic sea ice
After many years working in Quantum Chromodynamics, I changed my field of research to the very different topic of Arctic sea ice. I have processed submarine sonar records and satellite altimetry measurements in order to quantify and understand the recent changes in the thickness of the sea ice layer in the Arctic Ocean and their possible link to climate change. Currently I supervise several courses in the Maths and NST tripos.
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Dr Timothy Sadler
College Teaching Associate
Medical Science
Anatomy
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