List of Senior Members of Selwyn College – Academic year 2017-18
The Master of the College is Mr Roger Mosey MA.
The Vice-Master is Dr Janet O'Sullivan MA PhD, College Senior Lecturer in Law.
The Bursar is Mr Nick Downer MA.
The Research and Teaching Fellows and Bye-Fellows, with their subjects, are as follows (*denotes a Director of Studies):
(1) Jennifer Bates BA MA, Trevelyan Research Fellow in Archaeology & Anthropology
(2) *Dr Dacia Viejo-Rose BA, Lecturer in Archaeology
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
(1) *Dr Victoria Young BA, Kawashima Lecturer in Japanese Literature and Culture
(1) John Dennis MEng MA MBA PhD CEng FIChemE, Professor of Chemical Reaction Engineering. Research interests in fluidised bed combustion and gasification, SOx and NOx control from stationary combustion processes, fundamental hydrodynamics and imaging of fluidised systems.
(1) *Rupert Thompson MA PhD, University Lecturer in the Faculty of Classics, specialising in Classical Philology and Linguistics. His areas of interest include historical linguistics, especially the history of the Greek language, dialectology and sociolinguistics, and Mycenaean language and epigraphy. He is also interested in the development of computer-assisted technologies for classical language learning.
(1) *Richard Watts MA PhD, Bye-Fellow. Founder of Kynesim – www.kynesim.co.uk – a local computer consultancy firm. His research interests include compilers, HCI, operating systems and programming language design.
(1) Oleg Kitov, College Lecturer in Economics
(2) Georgios Kolios BSc MSc PhD, College Lecturer in Economics. His special interests are Political Economy, Labour Economics, Public Economics, Industrial Economics.
(3) *Björn Wallace BA MSc MPhil PhD, University Lecturer in Economics, specialising in Empirical Microeconomics.
(1) *Stewart Cant BSc MA PhD, Professor of Computational Engineering, who has special interests in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and combustion.
(2) *Daping Chu BSc MSc PhD FInstP, Professor and Head of Photonics and Sensors Group in the Engineering Department and Chairman of CAPE (Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics).
(3) John Dennis MEng MA MBA PhD CEng FIChemE, Professor of Chemical Reaction Engineering. Research interests in fluidised bed combustion and gasification, SOx and NOx control from stationary combustion processes, fundamental hydrodynamics and imaging of fluidised systems.
(4) *James Matheson MA CEng MIET, Head of the IT Services Division in the Engineering Department. His special interests are computer networking, software engineering, and computer architecture.
(5) *James Moultrie BTech MA MBA PhD CEng, University Senior Lecturer in Design Management, with research interests in the field of innovation, design management and new product development.
(6) Chander Velu BSc MPhil PhD, University Lecturer in Economics of Industrial Systems, specialising in business model innovation, strategic decision-making, management and development economics, digital fabrication.
(1) *Philip Connell BA PhD, University Senior Lecturer in English, who specialises in eighteenth-century and Romantic period literature.
(2) *Bonnie Lander Johnson BA MA DPhil, College Lecturer in English. Her interests include Renaissance literature and drama.
(3) *Sarah Meer MA PhD, University Senior Lecturer in English, who specialises in nineteenth-century and American literature.
(1) *Christopher Briggs BA MPhil PhD, University Lecturer in Economic and Social History, specialising in Ancient and Medieval History, Economic, Social and Cultural History
(2) Emily Charnock BA MA PhD, Keasbey Research Fellow in American Studies. Her particular area of interest is American Politics.
(3) *Mike Sewell MA PhD, Senior Tutor, Lecturer in History and International Relations, Institute of Continuing Education. He specialises in American History and International Relations.
(4) *David Smith MA PhD PGCE FRHistS, College Lecturer in History. His particular interests lie in British and Western European History between the late sixteenth and early eighteenth centuries.
Human, Social and Political Sciences
(1) *Patrick Baert LicSocSci DPhil, Professor in Social Theory. His interests include social theory, philosophy of social science, history of philosophy, sociology of culture and sociology of ideas.
(2) Uradyn E. Bulag BA MPhil PhD, Reader in Social Anthropology.
(3) Filipe Carreira da Silva BA MPhil PhD, College Lecturer in Sociology, with interests in Classical and contemporary social theory, critical theory, American philosophical pragmatism, human rights and citizenship rights.
(4) Lauren Wilcox BA MSc PhD, Deputy Director of the Centre for Gender Studies and University Lecturer in Gender Studies.
(1) Asif Hameed BA MA DPhil, Spencer-Fairest Teaching Fellow in Law. His interests include Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence (Legal Philosophy) and International Law.
(2) *Janet O'Sullivan MA PhD, Solicitor, University Senior Lecturer in Law, whose special interests are Contract and Tort (particularly professional negligence and remedies) and Restitution.
(3) Joseph Sampson BA MPhil, David K P Li Teaching Fellow in Law
(1) Kirsty McDougall BA, BSc, MPhil, PhD, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
(2) *David Willis MA MPhil DPhil, Reader in Historical Linguistics, with special interests in language change, syntactic theory, Celtic linguistics (especially Welsh and Breton), and Slavonic linguistics (especially Russian and Bulgarian).
(1) *Chander Velu BSc MPhil PhD, University Lecturer in Economics of Industrial Systems, specialising in business model innovation, strategic decision-making, management and development economics, digital fabrication.
(1) *Jack Button MA MSc PhD, College Lecturer in Mathematics. His research interests are in pure mathematics, especially geometric group theory and topology.
(2) *Anita Faul PhD, College Lecturer in Mathematics, and Teaching Associate at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Methods for Materials Science, Cavendish Laboratory
(3) *Nikolaos Nikiforakis MA BSc MSc PhD, Director (Academic Programmes), Centre for Scientific Computing. His research interests are in supersonic combustion, compressible gas flow, global atmospheric modelling and computational fluid dynamics.
(1) *John Benson BM BCh MA DM FRCS, Examiner for the Intercollegiate MRCS Examination and Regional Breast Tutor (Eastern region) for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Main research interest is carcinogenesis and breast cancer.
(2) Gavin Jarvis MA PhD VetMB MRCVS, College Lecturer in Pharmacology, University Lecturer in the Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience. His research interests include platelet pharmacology and treatment of arterial thrombosis.
(3) *Roddy O’Donnell MBBS MA PhD MRCP FRCPCH FFICM, Associate Specialty Director in Ethics and Law. He works mainly in the field of paediatric intensive care.
(4) Paul Upton BSc PhD, College Lecturer in Medical Sciences. Member of the Respiratory Medicine Division, Department of Medicine
Modern & Medieval Languages
(1)* Edmund Birch, BA, Bye-Fellow, specialist in nineteenth-century French culture
(2) Angeles Carreres PhD, Bye-Fellow, Senior Language Teaching Officer in Spanish, with a special interest in the theory and practice of translation.
(3) *Bryan Cameron BA MA PhD, University Lecturer in Spanish Language and Culture, with interests in Spanish narrative from 18C, Spanish cinema, the intersection of politics and (non-)narrative in contemporary Spain.
(4) *Elena Filiminova MA PhD, Bye-Fellow, Language Teacher in Slavonic Studies. Her interests include linguistic typology, typological databases, and children's bi- and multilingualism involving Russian.
(5) *Heather Webb PhD, University Lecturer in Medieval Italian Studies.
(6) *David Willis MA MPhil DPhil, Reader in Historical Linguistics, with special interests in language change, syntactic theory, Celtic linguistics (especially Welsh and Breton), and Slavonic linguistics (especially Russian and Bulgarian).
(7) *Charlotte Woodford MA MSt DPhil, College Lecturer in German, with special interests in German literature of the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.
The College also has lectors in French (Ms Héloïse Lecomte) and German (Mr Steffen Schlick).
(1) *Alan Howard BA MA MPhil PhD, College Lecturer in Music. His research interests centre upon the music of Henry Purcell and his contemporaries in Restoration England, from historical, analytical and editorial perspectives.
(2) Sarah MacDonald MA FRCO, Director of Music.
(1) *Daniel Beauregard BSc MSc(Hons) PhD, College Lecturer in Chemistry. Research focused on development of magnetic resonance imaging techniques.
(2) *Nicholas Butterfield BSc MA PhD, Professor in Earth Sciences, specialising in Precambrian and early Palaeozoic palaeobiology.
(3) Bill Clegg BSc DPhil, Professor of Ceramics, whose research interests are in the fabrication and properties of ceramics and network structures.
(4) Paul Elliott MA PhD, Bye-Fellow in Biological Sciences. His research interests include the biology, impacts and control of aquatic invasive species.
(5) Fabian Grabenhorst Dip-Psych DPhil, Research Associate in Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience. His research focuses on the brain mechanisms for reward and economic decision making using neurophysiology and functional MRI.
(6) *Marta Halina BS BA PhD, University Lecturer in Philosophy of Psychology & Cognitive Science Her areas of specialization are philosophy of psychology, philosophy of biology, and philosophy of science
(7) James Keeler MA DPhil, University Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and Director of Teaching in the Department of Chemistry. His special interest is in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.
(8) Amer Rana BSc MA PhD, College Lecturer in Biological Sciences, British Heart Foundation Lecturer in Vascular Biology, Respiratory Medicine Division, Department of Medicine. His research interests are in molecular embryology, iPS and stem cell biology, human genetic disease (including cancer), regenerative medicine and functional genomics/systems biology.
(9) *Stewart Sage MA PhD ScD, Reader in Cell Physiology, working on calcium signalling mechanisms in blood platelets.
(10)* Deepak Venkateshvaran, BA, Bye-Fellow. His research interests focus on understanding the physics of organic semiconductors using novel microfabricated device architectures
(11) Yu Ye BSc PhD, Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow in the Department of Chemistry. His current research interests include molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration using sophisticated single-molecule fluorescence techniques.
Psychological & Behavioural Sciences
(1) Marta Halina BS BA PhD, University Lecturer in Philosophy of Psychology & Cognitive Science. Her areas of specialization are philosophy of psychology, philosophy of biology and philosophy of science
(2) *Fabian Grabenhorst Dip-Psych DPhil, Research Associate in Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience. His research focuses on the brain mechanisms for reward and economic decision making using neurophysiology and functional MRI.
(1) Ian McFarland BA MDiv ThM MPhil PhD, Regius Professor of Divinity
(2) *Dr Alison Gray, Bye-Fellow in Theology &Religious Studies
(1) *Stuart Eves BSc MA VetMB PGDip MRCVS, College Lecturer in Veterinary Medicine.
(2) Gavin Jarvis MA PhD VetMB MRCVS, University Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomy. His special interests include the structure and function of extracellular matrix and the interaction of collagen with other proteins.
External Directors of Studies
In some subjects, the direction of studies is undertaken on behalf of the College by other Senior Members of the University:
Anglo-Saxon: Professor Paul Russell
Architecture: Professor Koen Steemers
Chemical Engineering: Dr S L Rough
Education: Dr Steve Watts
Geography: Dr Iain Black
History of Art: Dr Anna Gannon
Land Economy: Dr Shaun Larcom
Philosophy: Dr Maarten Steenhagen
Veterinary Medicine (Clinical): Professor Michael Herrtage
Peter Fox MA, University Librarian Emeritus.
Mike Nicholson BA, Development Director.
The Revd Canon Hugh Shilson-Thomas MA, Dean of Chapel & Chaplain, whose interests include Anglicanism (including its relationship with Higher Education), contemporary Christian thought, and dialogue between faiths and bioethics. University Deputy Junior Proctor, 2015-16.
In addition, there are a number of Fellows who are now retired, including two former Masters of the College:
Sir David Harrison CBE MA ScD FREng, formerly Vice-Chancellor of the Universities of Keele and Exeter (Master 1994-2000).
Professor Richard Bowring MA PhD LittD, Professor Emeritus of Japanese Studies (Master 2000-2013).
Andrew Chester MA PhD, Reader Emeritus in Early Jewish and Christian Thought. Special interests include eschatology, messianic hope and early Christology.
David Chivers MA PhD ScD, Reader Emeritus in Primate Biology and Conservation. His special interests are in mammalian gut anatomy and primate socio-ecology and conservation.
Jean Chothia BA PhD PGCE, Reader Emeritus in Drama and Theatre. Her special interests are in Dramatic Language, Shakespeare and American Literature.
Ken Coutts MA, former Assistant Director of Research, Faculty of Economics and Politics. His principal interests are macroeconomics, international trade and capital flows, industrial pricing behaviour, inflation and economic policy.
David Ford BA MA PhD, Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus, Director of the Cambridge Interfaith Programme, and Chairman of the Management Committee of the Centre for Advanced Religious & Theological Studies. He specialises in hermeneutics, modern Christian theology and dialogue between faiths.
Robert Harding MA PhD, formerly Director of the Unit for Innovation in Assessment and Learning, Cambridge Assessment. His special interests are educational technology and interactive learning and assessment materials.
Robin Hesketh MA PhD, formerly Fellow in Biochemistry.
David Holton MA DPhil, Professor Emeritus of Modern Greek, who works particularly on the Greek Language and on Modern Greek Literature since the sixteenth century.
Sir Colin Humphreys CBE BSc MA PhD Hon DSc FREng, Professor and Director of Research in Materials Science.
Andrew Jones MA DPhil PGCE ARCM ARCO GRSM. He specialises in music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and in performance practice.
Haruko Laurie BA MLitt, former University Senior Language Teaching Officer in the Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies.
John Morrill MA DPhil LittD FBA FRHistS, Professor of British and Irish History, and Michael Graves Fellow in History, who has special interests in British, Scottish and Irish History from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries.
David Newland MA ScD FREng, Professor Emeritus of Engineering, formerly Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University.
Mića Panić MA PhD, formerly Fellow in Economics and College Bursar.
John Ray MA FBA FSA, Herbert Thompson Professor Emeritus of Egyptology. His special interests are Late-Period Egypt and Hellenistic Egypt.
Jeremy Sanders BSc PhD ScD FRS, Professor of Chemistry. His research interests include organic, inorganic and biological chemistry.
John Spencer QC MA LLD, Professor of Law. His special interests lie in and around Criminal Law, Comparative Law, Tort and Medical Law.
Michael Tilby MA PhD, College Lecturer in French, whose special interests are in French literature since 1800.
Michael Taussig MA PhD is Head of the Technical Research Group, Babraham Bioscience Technologies, Cambridge. His research interests are in antibodies, protein structure, and genomics.
Robert Whitaker MA MD MChir FRCS, formerly University Lecturer in Paediatric Urology and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Urologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Demonstrator in the Department of Anatomy.
Mike Young MA PhD, formerly Fellow in Pharmacology.