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Benjamin Abrams
  • PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology
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  • Benjamin Abrams has a number of research interests, spanning the sociology of social change and democracy, critical theory, comparative and historical sociology, mass media, political communication and social theory
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  • His PhD research is a comparative historical study of social change in France, Egypt and the USA.
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  • Benjamin currently serves as the Editor of Contention, The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest, and on the governing board of the Interdisciplinary Network for Social Protest Research (INSPR).
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  • He can also be found on twitter as @bdmabrams
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.
Esma Akkilic
  • PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies (Public Policy and Political Economy), supervised by Dr. Finbarr Livesey.
  • Esma's PhD investigates how government policies intermesh with private sector choices to build institutional capacity and engineer desired "innovation ecosystems" that facilitate superior national performance in radically innovative, high-tech sectors. The project seeks to comprehend the impacts these strategic public-private choices have on labour, employment and skills, more specifically on human capital formation (education, training, and skills) and job quality (work conditions, job contracts, and wages).
Charlotte Allen
  • PhD student within the Faculty of Education
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 and critiquing the concept of the age of consent and the subject of the underage female, and studying 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 certain concepts we use to measure sexual validity - such as age - affect young people’s sexual relationships, experiences and identities. Under the supervision of Dr Robbie Duschinsky, her MPhil dissertation focuses particularly on young people's experiences of sexuality and contraception, as well as that of their parents, and their perceptions of one another.
Jennifer Barton-Crosby
  • Thesis area: Situational action theory and the violent offender: An exploration of morality as the underlying mechanism in the explanation of violent crime
Stephen Bayley
  • PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education
  • My research looks at the factors that support the development of cognitive flexibility among primary-aged children in Rwanda. 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
Rowena Bermingham
  • PhD Candidate, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
  • Researching Motion event descriptions by different users of British Sign Language.
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.
Maxime Chaouch
  • MPhil Student, Department of Sociology.
  • My research focuses on the responses of young Muslim men to the media coverage of terrorism in France. This research examines the media coverage of terrorism in France from the perspective of the audience, adopting a qualitative approach primarily based on semi-structured interviews.
Sam J. Cole
  • PhD Student, Institute of Criminology.
  • Thesis Title: Translating Collective Efficacy Theory for Effective Policy
  • Sam’s current research interests centre around the domain of socio-spatial criminology, with a specific focus on what engenders communities to enforce common rules and norms within their residential environments. His current ESRC and Pembroke College funded PhD research focusses on better situating empirical findings from the testing of Collective Efficacy Theory into pragmatic policy outcomes for crime prevention. This will involve dissecting how community social process dynamics interact with both the existent built form features of neighbourhood environments along with the routine activity patterns which flow through them, assessing their potential impact on levels of neighbourhood guardianship.
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 and director of digital development; 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)
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)
Sarah Foley
  • PhD Centre for Family Research.
  • Thesis area: Transition to parenthood.
  • Supervisor: Prof. Claire Hughes.
Tomas Folke
  • PhD Candidate at the Department of Psychology
Yvonne Frankfurth
  • ESRC Doctoral Researcher at Reproductive Sociology Group, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge
Corinna Frey
  • Corinna Frey is a PhD researcher at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, and a member of the Organisational Theory & Information Systems subject group. Her research focuses on information systems and evidence practices in the international humanitarian sector.
  • Prior to starting her PhD, Corinna worked as a data management specialist for UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. Currently her PhD work also includes a research consultancy for Cambridge University Hospitals and she is head of lectures at CUSPE, the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange.
  • Being convinced that research can and should have real-world impact, her long-term vision includes enhancing linkages and knowledge exchange practices between academia and third sector organisations.
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
Axel Nils Ola Gottfries
  • PhD student in Economics
Merit Hagenkort
  • MPhil Student in Political Sociology
  • My research interests include identity and identity crises, especially in the contexts of war and revolution, political conflicts, nationalism and protest movements.
  • Under the supervision of Dr Anna Bagnoli, my current research aims to shine light on the identity formation amongst newly arrived refugees in Germany.
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
Jonathan Harris
  • Geographer currently researching the formation of Tamazight (Indigenous North African) imaginative geographies of 'homeland' in the context of diaspora communities, mainly in Paris.
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.
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
Niklas Lindlbauer
  • PhD Researcher in Strategic Management
  • Project Title: The Corporate-Level Resource Allocation Process in the Multi-Business Firm
  • Supervisor: Professor Yasemin Kor
Simon Lloyd
  • PhD in Economics
Peter Lockwood, PhD Student
  • Provisional research title: African Intellectuals on the Workshop Floor: An ethnography of non-elite political thought 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
Dev Maitra, LL.B. (Hons.); M.Phil (Cantab.); Bar-at-law (Lincoln's Inn)
  • PhD Candidate - Criminological Research, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
  • CSPS Supervisor, Law Tripos Course, Hughes Hall and Girton College, Cambridge
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
Ali Meghji
  • Working PhD title: Cultural repertoires of the black middle class: race, class, and culture in the racialised social system
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
Alain Naef
  • PhD Candidate
  • Research Associate (Judge Business School)
  • Affiliated Research Student at the Centre for Financial History
Robert Neal
  • PhD student: Faculty of Education
Tom Pape
  • Tom’s research focuses on the interplay between clinical decisions and patient flows within a hospital. Using techniques from operational research and econometrics, he tries to identify those clinical decisions which are likely to have adverse effects on the patient’s timely discharge from the hospital. Tom was awarded an ESRC scholarship to carry out his research in collaboration with Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
Sophia Peacock, BA (Cantab), MPhil (Cantab)
  • PhD Candidate, Department of Land Economy
  • Research assistant, Department of Land Economy
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
Sebastian Steingass
  • PhD Candidate, Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)
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
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.
Michael David Vine
  • PhD Social Anthropology
  • An anthropology of Southern Californian desertscapes and the cultural practices, forms, and events they sustain.
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.
Christoph Weiss
  • PhD in Econometrics
  • Former Co-Lecturer in Econometrics (MPhil Level & MFin Level, Judge Business School)
  • Former Teaching Assistant in Time Series (MFin Level, JBS)
  • Former Teaching Assistant in Private Equity (MFin Level, JBS)
Sytske Wijnsma
  • MPhil in Management Science and Operations
Elspeth Wilson
  • PhD Student in Linguistics