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Jen Aggleton
  • PhD Student in Education
  • I am a qualified primary school teacher and librarian, with research interests in children's literature and culture, especially in the areas of children's personal and creative responses to texts. I also have a particular interest in children's rights and the ethics of children's involvement in libraries and research.
  • My PhD project explores how illustrations affect the way that children make meaning from and respond personally to novels, with the hope of making recommendations for teaching pedagogy.
Isabel Airas
  • PhD in Geography in the Department of Geography.
  • Supervised by: Professor Ash Amin
  • Isabel's research focuses on the role of affects and emotions in populist politics. She will be monitoring 1) the Sweden Democrats' campaign in the run-up to the 2018 Parliamentary Elections, and 2) the Worker's Party of Belgium's campaign in the run-up to the 2019 Parliamentary Elections; both their online social-media campaigns and their campaigns on the ground. She is also interested in the specific explanations behind support of these parties, and will therefore be working closely with their supporters. The working title of her PhD thesis is ‘Populism as Political Resonance Machine: The Affective Politics of 'Sverigedemokraterna' and the 'Parti du Travail de Belgique''.
Esma Akkilic
  • PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies and at Trinity College, supervised by Professor Diane Coyle.
  • Esma's PhD examines the impact of automation-induced restructuring in the manufacturing sector on substantive job quality outcomes of blue collar workers whose skills are deemed obsolete and who are disrupted/displaced further to automation implementation. She conducts a comparative political economy analysis, looking at cross-country differences of this phenomenon at the sectoral level of automobile production plants in the USA, Germany, and Sweden.
  • Currently, she is a junior research member at the international UC Berkeley 'Work and Intelligent Tools & Systems (WITS)' research centre. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge in 2017, Esma was economic policy researcher at the European Economic & Social Committee (one of the EU institutions in Brussels). She completed her M.Sc. in Public Policy & Administration (with the highest distinction), and her B.Sc. in Government studies, both at the London School of Economics.
Charlotte Allen
  • PhD student within the Faculty of Education
Juliet Allen
  • PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies
  • Supervisor: Dr Jude Browne (University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies)
  • My research examines the ways that social and cultural norms influence fathers’ decisions about use of parental leave, using an understanding of parenting as gendered and performative. Despite significant changes made to parental leave allocations in Europe in recent years, fathers’ take-up of leave entitlements remains consistently lower than mothers’, even in countries with the most gender-sensitive frameworks including ‘daddy quotas’ and other paternal incentives. The project uses a mixed methodology and focuses on Sweden, Portugal and the UK.
  • I hold an MSc in Gender Research with distinction from LSE’s Gender Institute. My research interests include sociology of gender; reproductive labour and care; heteronormativity; feminist economic theory; and social policy. Prior to undertaking my PhD, I specialised in funding, and working in the international development, UK health/social care and higher education sectors.
Henry Anderson-Elliott
  • PhD Student at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) under Dr. Michael Bravo.
  • My research examines the conservation of polar bears - asking why we should conserve them, and what it is that we are really conserving? It engages with questions of how societies conceptualise and value species, as well as the changing human/wildlife engagements in the Anthropocene.
  • My research interests include: wildlife conservation; political ecology; science & tech. studies; Arctic governance; human-animal studies; conservation social science; hybrids.
Michael Ashby
  • PhD in Economics (Financial Econometrics), Faculty of Economics & Peterhouse
  • ESRC 1+3 Award Holder
Sera L Baker
  • MPhil, Sociology of Reproduction
  • 1+3 ESRC Funded
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  • Sera completed a BA in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London where she split her time researching how sexuality is experienced amongst adolescents, and radio production. Upon graduating she spent a short time working with the Radio Academy and BBC in London, producing BBC Radio 1 content and flagship radio industry events.
  • She is now continuing her academic journey at the University of Cambridge on the MPhil Sociology of Reproduction pathway. Having obtained an ESRC DTP 1+3 scholarship, she is looking forward to continuing to explore how young people navigate their sexual relationships, experiences and identities in digital spaces, under the supervision of Dr Robbie Duschinsky.
Stephen Bayley
  • PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education
  • My research looks at how school learners in lower-income contexts develop practical ‘21st century’ skills such as creativity and problem solving. Specifically, I am examining the factors that support children’s cognitive flexibility, the basis for such skills, among pupils in Rwandan public primary schools. My work is being supervised by Dr Ricardo Sabates and advised by Dr Sara Baker, members of the REAL and PEDAL research centres respectively.
Marta Beneda
  • PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology
Lisa Bernhardt
  • PhD Student, Department of Sociology
  • Researching eating disorders as social justice issues (in particular binge eating disorder) and revision of related health care provision practices
Glenn Bezalel
  • PhD student, Faculty of Education
  • Researching Conspiracy Theories, Youth Cultures and Education.
Lander SMM Bosch
  • PhD Student at the Department of Geography
  • Supervised by Dr Alice M Reid
  • Project title: "On Shape and Being Shaped; The Link between Overweight and Obesity in London's Schoolchildren and the Characteristics of their Built Public Spaces"
  • My project aims to disentangle the plethora of drivers of the current epidemic of childhood overweight and obesity. Its focus is on the relation between overweight and obesity and characteristics of the built environment that foster or hinder physical activity in London schoolchildren.
  • Research interests: Health & Medical Geography
Giulia Bovolenta
  • PhD student, Department of Linguistics.
  • Researching implicit learning and production in second language acquisition.
Isabel Bruggemann
  • PhD Candidate in Management Studies (Cambridge Judge Business School)
Mikkel Kenni Bruun
  • PhD Candidate, Department of Social Anthropology.
  • My research examines mental health practices in the UK through ethnographic fieldwork. I am particularly interested in the growing provision of 'evidence-based psychological therapies', such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).
  • Research interests include medical anthropology; the history and philosophy of psychiatry and psychology; science and technology studies; public health; psychotherapy and digital therapeutics; anthropological studies of 'the body' and 'the self'.
Kerri-Ann Butcher
  • PhD Candidate, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.
Sam J. Cole
  • PhD Candidate, Institute of Criminology.
  • Thesis Title: Translating Collective Efficacy Theory for Effective Policy
Ivan Collister
  • Ivan Collister is a PhD student in History, with particular interests in labour history, electoral politics, and the history of social policy in modern Britain. His PhD explores the formation of political preferences and party-political commitments through a local study of attitudes towards politics, c.1950-1990. In 2016 and 2017, he was the Research Associate on a study of expertise in government policymaking, contributing to the Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative on Public Policy.
Vaughan Connolly
  • PhD Student, Faculty of Education
  • My current research investigates the relationship between teacher workload and pupil attainment and asks the question 'Is less sometimes more'? Previously, my MPhil used TALIS data to explore links between school culture, leadership and pupil attainment in English secondary schools. I also work part time as a teacher; this work gives me a first hand opportunity to query how schools can better prepare students for a rapidly changing and radically different future.
Joanne Cotton, MPhil
  • PhD student in Psychology and Education
Tobias Cremer
  • PhD Student, Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)
  • Tobias' doctoral research focuses on the relationship between religion and the new wave of right-wing populism in Western Europe and North America. In particular, the project aims to understand the ways in which traditionally secularist right-wing populist parties are seeking to employ Christian symbols and language as cultural identity markers, and how believers and Church authorities are reacting to such co-optation attempts.
  • Prior to coming to Cambridge Tobias was a McCloy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he received a Master in Public Policy. He also holds a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Sciences Po Paris and an MPhil in Politics and International Studies from Cambridge. He has gathered work experience in the German Parliament, the German Federal Foreign Office and in Management Consulting, and acted as an advisor to the German Foreign Office's strategic communication unit during his time at Harvard.
Alexis De Boeck
  • PhD candidate in Economics
  • Research interests: econometric and statistical theory
  • Supervisor: Professor Oliver B. Linton
Geoffroy Dolphin
  • PhD Student in Management Studies (Cambridge Judge Business School)
Hannah Forde
  • PhD Candidate, Medical Sciences (Epidemiology)
  • My research will examine the impact of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to be implemented in 2018, on the extent and nature of soft drinks marketing. The studentship is co-funded by Public Health England (PHE) and the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership at Cambridge.
  • Supervisors: Dr Jean Adams and Professor Martin White (CEDAR, MRC Epidemiology Unit); Dr Felix Greaves and Professor Louis Levy (PHE).
Yvonne Frankfurth
  • ESRC Doctoral Researcher at Reproductive Sociology Group, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge
Judith Gardom
  • PhD Candidate, Institute of Criminology
  • 'The social, institutional and personal roles of reading for pleasure in two Category C men's prisons in the East of England.'
  • Supervisors: Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, Professor Alison Liebling
  • jag62@cam.ac.uk
Lucy Goodman, BA MSc
  • PhD Student
  • From the 1950s until today, multiple environmental and social disasters have been caused by large-scale water management infrastructures, such as dams and barrages, in Central and South Asia. In my research, I would like to investigate whether flawed or incomplete economic analysis during the planning stages of infrastructure can be linked to the environmental and social outcomes. As part of my research, I plan to unpick how governments take decisions that impact on the environment, and how research can be used to avoid future disasters.
  • I am supervised by Professor Bhaskar Vira, and co-supervised by Dr Shaun Larcom. I am a member of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute.
Morten Hansen
  • PhD Student Education. I research global education markets.
Richard Hanstock
  • PhD Candidate (part-time, ESRC 1+5)
  • 'Computer crime and punishment: A critical evaluation of sentencing practice in computer misuse cases'
  • MPhil Criminological Research, class of 2013
  • Practising barrister
Sebastian Haug
  • PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Thomas Hawker
  • Ph.D (1+3) Institute of Criminology
  • Thesis area: Punishment, sentencing and communication
  • Supervisors: Mrs. Nicola Padfield and Prof. Loraine Gelsthorpe.
Julia Hayes
  • Julia is an international consultant and Educational Psychologist who has returned to University to research the inclusive education of disabled children in Colombia. With a focus upon 'Escuela Nueva' schools, which use a child-centred approach in rural multigrade classrooms, she is using creative participatory methods to gain the perspectives of children on their learning and social inclusion.
  • Supervisor: Dr Nidhi Singal
Kim Caspar Hecker
  • PhD Student, Department of Politics and International Studies
Rosa Hodgkin
  • PhD candidate Department of History
  • My research investigates how ideas about public attitudes to taxation changed in Britain over the second half of the twentieth century and what drove these changes.
Thomas Jackson
  • PhD Candidate, Department of Geography
  • I am a political geographer researching diplomacy in the Russian Federation. My PhD project draws on a 'critical geopolitics' perspective to examine various aspects of regions acting internationally (paradiplomacy). Specifically I am interested in how the often contested practices of diplomacy interact with geopolitical representations to play a significant role in state and region formation.
Marc Jansen
  • PhD Candidate in Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Executive MBA Course Coordinator (Management Science)
Catherine Jones
  • MPhil Student at the Centre for Family Research
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Amarpreet Kaur
  • PhD Candidate - Sociology of Reproduction
  • Technology and New Media Research Cluster Co-convenor
  • Amarpreet's PhD is currently titled ‘An exploration into the potential reproductive future with genetic editing in the United Kingdom’, under the supervision of Professor Sarah Franklin. Her research focuses on the genetic editing technique CRISPR-Cas9 and pulls on ethics, legislation, and social constructions to build a deeper insight to the potential scope of reproductive possibilities in relation to disease and disability. Amarpreet also holds an Honorary Vice Chancellor’s Award from the University for her PhD research.
  • Twitter: @lioness1992
Laura Kennedy
  • PhD Candidate, Institute of Criminology
  • Thesis title: 'A situational analysis of peer aggression in schools.'
  • Supervisor: Dr. Kyle Treiber
Andrea Kocsis
  • Phd Student in Archaeology (Heritage Studies)
  • Research Assistant, Centre for Heritage Research, Department of Archaeology
  • I have graduated in Communications major and Art Theory minor (BA and MA), as well as, Medieval Archaeology major and Archaeological Science minor (BA) from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. I finished MA in General History at the Charles University in Prague and M2 in Territory, Space and Society at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. During my MPhil in Archaeological Heritage and Museums at the Univesity of Cambridge I was working on the topic of the uses of medieval excavation sites in Hungarian nation-building. At present I am an ESRC DTP PhD Student in Heritage Studies.
  • My doctoral research focuses on the impact which the WW1 war memory had on the nationalist narratives in the former Western and Eastern blocs. My work compares France, Germany, Hungary and the United Kingdom from the interwar period until the Centenary of the First World War.
  • As a research assistant I am presently involved in several research projects of members of the Heritage Research Group, while I help establishing the Centre for Heritage Research.
Niklas Lindlbauer
  • PhD Researcher in Strategic Management
  • Project Title: The Corporate-Level Resource Allocation Process in the Multi-Business Firm
  • Supervisor: Professor Yasemin Kor
Peter Lockwood, PhD Student
  • Research Title: The Promise of Prosperity: Households, Generations and the Moral Economy of Wealth in Central Kenya
Jan Stephen Lodge
  • Jan Lodge is a PhD Candidate in the Organisational Theory & Information Systems group at Cambridge Judge Business School. His research uses qualitative data and analysis to explore how organisations and individuals manage contested social evaluations with a particular focus on fighting stigmatisation.
  • In his free time, Jan is passionate about open-water diving, reading fiction novels, and studying Mandarin. He currently resides at Corpus Christi College.
Paul Lohmann
  • PhD Candidate in Environmental Economics, Department of Land Economy, Cambridge
Jakob Axel Lundwall, MPhil MPhil (Cantab)
  • PhD in Politics and International Studies (POLIS)
Olga Majewska
  • PhD Candidate in Computational Linguistics, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Zuzanna Marciniak
  • PhD in Social Anthropology
  • Project Title: "Good Migration": Navigating Catholic and State Visions for Migrants in Singapore.
  • Supervisor: Professor Susan Bayly
Liam McSharry
  • PhD Candidate - Criminological Research, Institute of Criminology
  • Working Title - Disentangling School Climate: An analysis of the impacts of school policy on school moral context, student behaviour and student crime propensity, using the theoretical lens of Situational Action Theory
Julia Modern
  • MRes candidate, Department of Social Anthropology
  • The disability rights movement in Bunyoro, Uganda: human rights, value, and negotiations of belonging
Martha Jo Morey
  • Biography:
  • PhD Candidate (1 + 3), Institute of Criminology
  • Martha is researching prisoner masculinities and how they relate to different forms of work prior to and during imprisonment
  • Supervised by Dr Ben Crewe
Robert Neal
  • PhD student: Faculty of Education
Tom Pape
  • Tom’s research focuses on the interplay between clinical/operational decisions and patient flows within primary and secondary care. Using techniques from operational research and econometrics, he tries to identify those decisions which are likely to have adverse effects on the patient’s timely recovery. Currently, Tom is working with the simulation tool SIMUL8.
Sophia Peacock
  • PhD Candidate in the Department of Land Economy researching historical patterns of localism in government policy and political rhetoric.
Stavros Polykarpou
  • PhD Candidate in Innovation, Strategy and Organisation
  • Cambridge Judge Business School
Charlotte Rachael Proudman
  • Ph.D. Candidate in Political Sociology.
  • Supervised by Professor Andrew Gamble, POLIS and Dr Jeff Miley, Sociology.
Kim Reising
  • PhD Candidate - Institute of Criminology
  • Kim investigates the long-term bidirectional and intergenerational effects between health - mental and physical - and criminal behaviour in non-offender based community samples.
  • Supervised by Maria Ttofi and David Farrington
Susan Richards
  • PhD student, Department of Psychology
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Researching the processing of Linguistic stress and Rhythm in children with Specific Language Impairment
  • Interests: language, speech, language impairments, language disorders
  • Supervisor: Professor Usha Goswami
Curtis Sharma
  • PhD Researcher
  • Supervised by Dr Napoleon Katsos and Dr Jenny Gibson
  • Research examining interactions between bilingualism and traits of inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity
Sipke Shaughnessy
  • PhD Candidate (1st Year), Department of Geography
Kirstine Szifris, MPhil MMath
  • PhD Candidate
  • Lecturer, Social Science Research Methods Course
  • Policy Intern, Centre for Science and Policy
  • Research Assistant, Spark Inside Evaluation Team
  • Case Manager, Innocence Project
Aocheng Tang
  • PhD Candidate, Department of Engineering, Institute for Manufacturing
  • Aocheng has joined the Centre for Technology Management under the supervision of Dr Frank Tietze. Aocheng has obtained his MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2016, and just graduated with an MPhil degree in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management from the University of Cambridge.
  • With focuses on bioeconomies and synthetic biology, his doctoral research aims to transform our understanding of which IP (Intellectual Property) management models exist, mechanisms (how) and conditions under which (when, where) they positively impact sustainability transitions.
Auriane Terki-Mignot
  • PhD candidate, Department of History
  • Supervisors: Dr Leigh Shaw-Taylor and Dr Alexis Litvine
  • I completed my BA and MPhil in economic history at Cambridge, and am currently a member of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.
  • My research focuses on how including female data in quantitative and comparative analyses of industrialisation can alter our understanding of its chronology and processes.
  • I am particularly interested in exploring how historical data can be used to question and rework key economic concepts and theories in context - and in the potential policy implications of such an approach.
Ondrej Tobek
  • PhD Candidate in Economics
  • Topic: Low Frequency Measures of Liquidity
  • Supervised by Professor Oliver Linton
Adam Tyrcha
  • PhD Candidate, Department of Land Economy.
  • Start Date: Oct 2016
  • Looking at the impacts of migration on the housing market.
Sibylla Warrington Brown
  • PhD Candidate in Geography
  • My research focuses on indigenous women’s work and economic citizenship in post-neoliberal Bolivia. Through a feminist decolonial approach, I am interested in exploring whether post-neoliberal differentiated citizenship regimes can challenge intersectional economic inequalities.
Sytske Wijnsma
  • MPhil in Management Science and Operations