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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.
Lys Alcayna-Stevens
  • PhD Researcher in Social Anthropology.
  • Working on political ecology, environmental and indigenous politics, human-animal relations and post-colonial scientific knowledge in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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.
Nina Andreeva
  • PhD researcher at the Judge Business School
Samantha Andrews
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Psychology
  • See: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/adprg/people/samantha-andrews
Michael Ashby
  • PhD in Economics (Financial Econometrics), Faculty of Economics & Peterhouse
  • ESRC 1+3 Award Holder
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.
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.
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'.
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.
Barry Colfer
  • PhD Candidate, Department of Politics and International Studies. Researching industrial relations in Europe in the context of the economic and social crisis, supervised by Prof. Willy Brown.
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.
Rose Cooper
  • PhD student, Department of Psychology, BCNI.
  • My research focuses on the neural basis of recollection deficits in autism.
Joanne Cotton, MPhil
  • PhD student in Psychology and Education
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 role of reading in the experience of incarceration for men in a Category B prison: an exploratory study.'
  • Prison ethnography focusing on the reading practices and experiences of men serving long sentences in England and Wales.
  • Supervisors: Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, Professor Alison Liebling
  • jag62@cam.ac.uk
Jonathan Gladstone
  • PhD Researcher in Management (Behavioural Economics)
  • +4 ESRC Award Holder
Axel Nils Ola Gottfries
  • PhD student in Economics
Christian E. Hampel
  • PhD in Management Studies
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
Alexander Harris
  • PhD in Economics (1+3)
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.
Susan Imrie
  • PhD in Psychology, Centre for Family Research
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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Richard Jones
  • 2013-14 President of the Graduate Union
  • PhD Candidate in History
Sebastiaan Keibek
  • PhD student in history
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, MRes Candidate
  • Provisional research title: The Bodily Forms and Sensory Logics of Labour: A “post-social” anthropology of small scale mining in Zambia
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: Colouring class, colouring capital: the black middle-class and creative racial domination
Julia Modern
  • MRes candidate, Department of Social Anthropology
  • The disability rights movement in Bunyoro, Uganda: human rights, value, and negotiations of belonging
Jasper Montana
  • Jasper Montana works on environment-society relations with a current focus on the production of expert knowledge for environmental policy in international affairs. Using social and political theory, predominantly from Science and Technology Studies, his doctoral research examines the global governance of biodiversity and the challenges associated with producing and governing expert knowledge in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.
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
Rebecca M Noorderhaven, Mphil
  • PhD Candidate in Experimental Psychology/Social and Developmental Psychology
Sophia Peacock
  • PhD Candidate, 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.
Thomas Pryke
  • PhD Researcher in Conservation
  • Department of Geography
  • Supervisors: Bill Adams & Tom Spencer.
Bartosz Redlicki
  • PhD in Economics
  • Research interests: Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Political Economy.
  • Supervisor: Dr Sönje Reiche
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)
Samuel Strong
  • PhD candidate in Geography
  • Started October 2013
  • Working on the spatial politics of social abandonment
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
Melisa Trujillo
  • PhD in Sociology
  • Start date: Oct 2012.
  • Examining young feminist women's hair removal practices.
  • Supervisor: Prof. Sarah Franklin
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
Will Wright
  • PhD candidate, Department for Politics and International Studies
  • Thesis subject: British Populism, 1890-1945
  • Supervisor: Dr. Chris Bickerton