Master & fellows

Master and College Officers

Dr Mike Rands


Dr Michael Rands
Dr Michael Rands, a conservation biologist, became the Master of Darwin College in October 2020.
(Mike was previously the Founding Director of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the internationally-focussed cluster of conservation organisations based around Cambridge.)


Professor Jonathan Heeney DVM, DVSc, PhD, ScD, FRCPath
Professor of Comparative Pathology, Lab of Viral Zoonotics, Department of Veterinary Medicine
(Pathology of Viral diseases, "the Virome" and Zoonotic infections)


Professor Fiona Karet PhD, FRCP, FMedSci
Director of Organisational Affairs, School of Clinical Medicine, Professor of Nephrology/Hon. Consultant in Renal Medicine
(Renal tubular pathophysiology)
John Dix


Mr John Dix

College Secretary

Mr Julian G Evans

Development Director

Mr Sam Venn

Dean & Senior Tutor

Dr Duncan Needham PhD, MPhil, FRHistS
(Economic and social history)
Matthew Jones

Deputy Dean

Dr Matthew R. Jones
Reader in Information Systems, Judge Business School
(The relationship between information systems and social and organisational change)

Deputy Dean

Dr Sara Baker
Readership, Faculty of Education
(Cognitive Science)

Deputy Dean

Dr Jennifer Schooling OBE
Director of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure
(Applying digital tools, sensors and IoT to economic Infrastructure to improve whole life performance)

College Praelector

Dr Christine van Ruymbeke
Ali Reza and Mohamed Soudavar Reader in Persian Literature and Culture
(Classical Persian studies)

College Archivist

Dr Elisabeth Leedham-Green
(Bibliography and the History of the University of Cambridge)

Fellow Librarian

Dr Leah Astbury
Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the Department of History & Philosophy of Science
(Marriage and health in early modern England. )

Deputy College Praelector

Mr Tim Milner
Senior Pro-Proctor 2016-17, University Ceremonial Officer

Wine Steward

Dr Denes Szucs
Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology
(Cognitive Neuroscience)
Directors of Study

Director of Studies in Computer Science

Professor Alan F. Blackwell MSc PhD
Professor of Interdisciplinary Design, Computer Laboratory
(Digital visualisation and interdisciplinary design)

Director of Studies in Law

Dr Ann Sofie Cloots
Adrian Kent

Director of Studies in Mathematics

Professor Adrian P. A. Kent MASt PhD
Professor of Quantum Physics, DAMTP
Fellow of Wolfson College
(Quantum Foundations, Quantum Cosmology, Quantum Information Science)

Director of Studies in Architecture

Dr Ingrid Schröder
University Lecturer in American Urbanism, Director of the Cambridge Design Research Studio
Dr Paul Anderson PhD
University Lecturer,Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
(Middle Eastern Studies)
Dr James Barrett PhD
Reader in Medieval Archaeology
(Human Palaeoecology Zooarchaeology, Bimolecular Archaeology, Artefact Analysis & Technology, Environmental Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, and Landscape studies)
Professor Sir Harry D.K. Bhadeshia PhD FREng FRS
Tata Steel Professor of Metallurgy
(Phase Transformations in Metals)
Professor Christopher M. Bishop PhD, FRS
Director, Microsoft Research Cambridge
(Probabalistic models and machine learning)
Professor Alan F. Blackwell MSc PhD
Professor of Interdisciplinary Design, Computer Laboratory
(Digital visualisation and interdisciplinary design)
Dr Thorsten Boroviak
Professor Carol E.G. Brayne MSc MD CBE FRCP FFPH FMedSci
Professor of Public Health & Medicine
(Public Health and Primary Care)
Dr Alexandra Brintrup PhD
University Lecturer in Digital Manufacturing
(Digital Manufacturing)
Dr Paolo Campana
University Lecturer in Criminology and Complex Networks
(Organised crime; human trafficking and modern slavery; migrant smuggling; criminal networks)
Dr Ann Sofie Cloots
Dr Alberto J Coca MSc, PhD
Lecturer in Statistics, DPMMS (Statistical Laboratory) & CCIMI
(Mathematical statistics: nonlinear statistical inverse problems and Bayesian nonparametrics)
Professor Russell Cowburn PhD FRS
Professor of Experimental Physics
(Nanotechnology, Magnetism and Optics)
Professor Julia Davies PhD
Professorship, Department of Plant Sciences
(Plant sciences)
Professor Mark de Rond PhD
Professor of Organisational Ethnography
(Strategy and Innovation)
Professor Anne C. Ferguson-Smith PhD, FMedSci, FRS
Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics and Head Department of Genetics
(Mammalian developmental genetics and epigenetics)
Professor Dame Jane Francis PhD
Director, British Antarctic Survey
(Palaeoclimatology and palaeobotany)
Professor Ioannis Kontoyianns
Professor of Information & Communications
(Information theory, data compression, applied probability, Bayesian statistics, simulation, machine learning applications, communications, mathematical and computational biology.)
Dr Torsten Krude PhD
Senior Lecturer, Deptartment of Zoology
(Regulation of DNA replication in human cells)
Professor Paul Lehner PhD FRCP FMed Sci
Wellcome Trust Principal Fellow and Professor of Immunology and Medicine, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (Pathogen evasion of the immune system)
(Evasion of the immune system by viruses)
Professor Jan Löwe PhD FRS
Honorary Professor of Structural and Molecular Microbiology, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
(Bacterial Cytoskeleton)
Professor Angelos Michaelides
1968 Professor of Chemistry
(Theoretical Chemistry)
Dr Thomas J. Miley PhD
Lecturer,Department of Sociology
(Political Sociology)
Mr Tim Milner
Dr John H. Nilsson-Wright PhD
Lecturer in Modern Japanese Studies
(Japanese Politics: International Relations of East Asia: Cold War History)
Professor Andrew M. Pitts PhD
Professor of Theoretical Computer Science
(Theory and Semantics of Computation)
Professor Carl Edward Rasmussen PhD
Professor of Machine Learning, Department of Engineering
(Machine Learning, probabilistic inference, decision making and reasoning under uncertainty)
Professor James Rowe
(Cognitive Neurology)
Dr Chris Sandbrook PhD
Senior Lecturer in Conservation Leadership, Department of Geography
(Biodiversity conservation and its relationship with society)
Dr Aylwyn Scally PhD
Group Leader: Scally Group
(Human evolutionary genomics)
Professor Simon Schaffer PhD
Professor of History of Science
(Social History of Science)
Dr Frédéric-Guillaume Schneider
(Economics & Policy)
Dr Emily F. Shuckburgh PhD OBE
Director, Cambridge Zero, Reader in Environmental Data Science, Department of Computer Science & Technology
(Climate science)
Dr Dénes Szűcs PhD
Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology
(Cognitive and educational neuroscience; mathematical understanding; meta-analysis; big data)
Dr Daniel Weiss PhD
Polonsky-Coexist Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies
(Ethics, philosophy of religion, classical Jewish texts, inter-religious relations and communication)
Simone Weyand
Dr Simone Weyand
(Membrane protein structure, function and cellular activities)
Professor Eric Wolff PhD FRS
Royal Society Professor of Earth Sciences
(Climate change & earth-ocean-atmosphere systems)
Dr Angela Wood PhD
University Lecturer in Biostatistics
(Statistical methods for advancing epidemiological research)
Research Fellows
Dr Miguel Anaya
(Optoelectronic properties of emerging semiconductors)
Dr Jan Behrends
Dr Anna Belcher
(Marine ecosystems and biogeochemistry)
Dr Tatiana Bur
Moses and Mary Finley Research Fellow
Dr Sam Cobb
Dr Katharine Criswell
Charles & Katharine Darwin Research Fellow
(The evolution and development of the vertebrate body plan)
Dr Iosifina Foskolou
Patrick Sissons Evelyn Trust Research Fellow
(The role of hypoxia-inducible metabolites in cancer immunology )
Dr David Friedman
(Flavius Josephus and ancient historiography)
Dr David Furman
Herchel Smith Research Fellow (Department of Chemistry)
Dr Hong Ge
(Machine Learning, Probabilistic Programming, Bayesian Nonparametrics)
Dr Thomas Gruner
(Design, Synthesis and Physics of Quantum Materials)
Dr Gedis Lesutis
(The politics of large-scale infrastructural developments in contemporary Kenya)
Dr Laure Miolo
Munby Visiting Fellow in Bibliography
Dr Sam Ottewill-Soulsby
(Early Medieval History, The Impact of the Ancient City)
Dr Edwin Rose
Munby Visiting Fellow in Bibliography
Dr Alex Schnell
(Behavioural ecology - animal communication, animal psychology, marine biology and evolutionary biology.)
Dr Charu Singh
(History of science, knowledge and empire; South Asian history)
Dr Phoebe Stirling
Dr Jasmin Stowers
Charles & Katharine Darwin Research Fellow
Dr Raphael Uchôa
(History of science, history of anthropology and ethnoscience)
Dr Denise Wilkins
Microsoft Research Fellow
(Social psychologist examining how machine learning can support enterprise knowledge)
Dr Zoe Wyatt
Honorary Fellows
Dr Simon Bittleston PhD
(Vice-President of Research for Schlumberger)
Professor Elizabeth Blackburn
(Telomere and telomerase research)
Sir Arnold Burgen MD FRS
(Pharmacology, Master of Darwin College, 1982-1989)
Professor Robin Carrell FRS, FMedSci
Mr Bernard M. De L. Cazenove
Professor Dame Sally Davies GCB DBE FRS FMedSci
Dr Jeffrey W. Edington BSc PhD DSc
(Metallurgy and Science of Materials)
Professor Sir Alan Fersht FRS, FMedSci
(Department of Chemistry)
Dr Jane Goodall DBE (Hon) ScD
Ms Heather Hancock
Professor Sir Tony Hoare DSc FRS
(Computer Science)
Dr Robert H Jones PhD
Dr Olga Kennard OBE ScD FRS
Professor Simon Keynes
(Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman history and culture)
Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd FBA
(Ancient Philosophy & Science, Master of Darwin College, 1989 - 2000)
Professor Eric Maskin
(Game theory)
Professor Amrita Narlikar
(President, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA))
Professor Euan Nisbet
Mrs Nicky Padfield
(Master, Fitzwilliam College, Reader in Criminal and Penal Justice)
The Hon. Robert Rayne
Professor Sir Martin Rees FRS
(Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics)
Dr Pippa Rogerson PhD
Master, Gonville & Caius College
Dr Janet Rossant C.C., Ph.D., F.R.S., F.R.S.C
(Developmental and Stem Cell Biology)
Professor Ekhard K.H. Salje PhD FRS
(Mineral Sciences)
Professor Amartya Sen PhD FBA
(Professor of Economics and Philosophy)
Dr Mike Sheppard DPhil
Professor Dame Jean Thomas FRS FMedSci
(Macromolecular biochemistry, Master, St Catherine's College)
Sir Gregory Winter, CBE, FRS, FMedSci
(Master, Trinity College)
Emeritus Fellows
Professor Michael Akam PhD FRS
1866 Professor of Zoology, Department of Zoology
(Developmental Genetics and Evolution of Arthropods and other animals)
Ms Janine D. Bourriau MA FSA
(Archaeological Research)
Dr Nicholas J.B.A. Branson PhD
Peter Brindle
Mr Peter J. Brindle MA MPhil FCMI FInstD
Dr M. Munawar Chaudhri PhD
(Nanomechanical properties of materials)
Dr Margaret Cone PhD
(Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)
Professor John R. Cooper PhD
(Quantum Matter)
Dr R.A. (Tony) Cox ScD
(Atmospheric science)
Professor Christopher Cullen MA PhD
Emeritus Honorary Professor of the History of East Asian Science,Technology & Medicine and Emeritus Director, Needham Research Institute
(History of Science,Technology and Medicine in East Asia; Chinese Mathematics and Astronomy)
Professor A. Philip Dawid ScD, FRS
(Statistical science)
Professor Andrew C. Fabian OBE PhD FRS
Royal Society Research Professor
(Cosmic Radiation Sources)
Mary Fowler
Professor Mary Fowler MA PhD FRAS FGS FRCGS
Dr Peter Friend PhD
(Earth Sciences)
Mr George T. Gömöri MA B. Litt.
(Hungarian poet, writer and academic)
Dr Reginald F.W. Goodwin PhD
(Veterinary Science)
Dr Adrian T. Grounds DM,FRC Psych.
Honorary Fellow, Institute of Criminology
(Mental disorder and crime)
Professor Dean U. Hawkes PhD, RIBA
Dr Richard Henderson PhD FRS CH
(High resolution 3D structures by electron cryomicroscopy)
Leo Howe
Dr Leo E.A. Howe
(South East Asian Anthropology; Urban studies)
Professor Felicia A. Huppert PhD
Professor Nicholas Jardine PhD
Professor of History & Philosophy of the Sciences
(Philosophy of history; history of cosmology; history of natural history)
Martin Jones
Professor Martin K. Jones
George Pitt-Rivers Professor of Archaeological Science
(Bio-archaeology and early agriculture)
Professor Ronald A. Laskey PhD FRS CBE
(Animal Embryology)
Professor Ian McConnell PhD MRCVS FRCPath FRSE
(Veterinary Science)
Dr Bruce A. Newton ScD FRCPath
Professor Karalyn Patterson FRS, FMedSci, FBA
Professor Francois A. Penz Dip.Arch. PhD
Director of the Moving Image Studio
(Digital Representation in Architecture / Cinema and Architecture)
Professor Lawrence Sherman PhD PhD (hc) DHL (hc) FRSA (hc) KNO
Wolfson Professor of Criminology
(Experimental criminology and crime prevention)
Ms Peta Stevens MA
Dr Kathleen M. Wheeler PhD
(Romanticism,Twentieth Century Fiction,and Literary Theory)
Dr Chester White MBE TD BM PhD
Dr Roger G. Whitehead CBE PhD FIBiol
(Maternal and child nutrition)
Dr Abe D. Yoffe ScD
Ms Jacqueline Cox
Ms Libby Howie
Mr Azman Mohktar
Professor Arokia Nathan
(Ultralow Power Electronics and Human-Machine Interactivity)
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