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Research Fellows

Bales A
Dr Adam T Bales
Research Fellow in Philosophy
Philosophy
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.
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BluntN
Dr Nicholas Stephen Blunt
Natural Sciences (Physical)
Chemistry
High-accuracy quantum chemistry methods, particularly for systems where established approaches are unreliable; quantum Monte Carlo methods; excited-state and finite-temperature methods in quantum chemistry.
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Dr Tristan Brown
Dr Tristan G Brown
Title A (Research Fellow)
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Chinese History
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James Bryson
Dr James Bryson
Research Fellow in Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences (Physical)
Earth Sciences
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Andrew Chen
Dr Andrew Chen
Research Fellow in History of Art
History of Art
Medieval and early modern art; Renaissance chapel decoration and contemplative practices; allegory and the history of travel.
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Dr Fusco
Dr Giuliana Fusco
Natural Science (Biological)
The underlying mechanisms of Parkinson’s Disease
Further developing studies on Parkinson’s disease and using the knowledge and tools developed during the PhD to address in detail the origin of this disease as well as to design research strategies to combat it.
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Dr Dorian Gangloff
Research Fellow in Physics
Natural Sciences (Physical)
Quantum optics, quantum networks, and quantum information processing. Optically-active semiconductor quantum dots. Trapped ions. Control of mesoscopic systems.
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Dr Talitha Kearey
Dr Talitha Kearey
Classics
Latin literature and its reception. My current book project explores concepts of authorship, biography and literary criticism in Virgil’s ancient reception; more broadly, I maintain research interests in Latin poetry and prose, the history of scholarship, reception studies to the present day, and literary and cultural theory (especially feminist and queer studies).

Recent and forthcoming publications:
• ‘(Mis)reading the Gnat: Truth and Deception in the Pseudo-Virgilian Culex’, Ramus 47.2 (2018), 174-196.
• ‘Two Acrostics in Horace’s Satires (1.9.24-8, 2.1.7-10)’, Classical Quarterly 69.2 (forthcoming in December 2019).
• ‘Secondary Metalepsis? Talking to Virgil in Fulgentius’ Expositio Continentiae Virgilianae’, in S. Matzner and G. C. Trimble (edd.),
Metalepsis: Ancient Texts, New Perspectives, Oxford University Press (forthcoming in 2020).

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Dr Matt Lampitt
Dr Matt Lampitt
Modern and Medieval Languages
My research focuses on medieval literature in French and Occitan, particularly in multilingual, comparative perspectives (especially with literature in Welsh, Latin, and English), and from positions informed by modern critical theory and philosophy (especially queer, feminist, psychoanalytic, ecocritical, and Latourian).
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Hilary Martin
Dr Hilary C Martin
Research Fellow in Genetics
Natural Science (Biological)
Genetics
Basis of common and rare genetic diseases; population and evolutionary genetics; using genetics to find new drug targets
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Ms Mawson
Dr Stephanie Mawson
History
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Dr Meier
Dr Joana Meier
Natural Science (Biological)
Evolutionary genomics; Speciation
My main research focus is on speciation and evolutionary genomics. Why do some taxa rapidly generate new species, whereas others remain species-poor? I am particularly interested in the role of hybridisation
(interbreeding) in rapid speciation and adaptation. My study systems include cichlid fishes from the East African Lake Victoria and Heliconius butterflies from the Andes in Ecuador.

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Anna Plumridge
Anna Plumridge
English
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Dr Kadi Saar
Dr Kadi Saar
Natural Sciences (Physical)
Biophysical Chemistry
My research focusses on developing new experimental and predictive computational methods for understanding the behaviour of proteins in their native state in solution.
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E Salgarella
Dr Ester Salgarella
Junior Research Fellow in Classics
Classics
Bronze Age Aegean writing systems (esp. Linear A and Linear B)
Linear A writing and administrative practices; relationship between Linear A and Linear B (process of script formation); Linear A and Linear B palaeography and structure.
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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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Dr Erica Wickerson
Research Fellow
Modern and Medieval Languages

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.
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