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Hughes Hall welcomes Senior Members

We are delighted to update you on the Senior Members who have joined the College since the summer.

The senior membership of Hughes Hall comprises a broad range of professional academics at all stages of their academic careers, from early career researchers developing their research profiles, to established professors directing world-class research, as well as professionals from a variety of non-academic backgrounds.

These individuals represent the core academic, cultural and institutional leadership of the College community.

Governing Body Fellows

Dr Tori McKee, Senior Tutor Humanities and Social Sciences

Tori joined Hughes Hall as Senior Tutor in September 2021. Tori McKee studied for her first degree at Dartmouth College in the United States, and completed an MPhil in Greek and Latin Literature at Oriel College, Oxford (dissertation on the reception of Hippolytus in the twentieth century). She studied for her doctorate part-time at the Open University alongside her career in University Administration at the University of Cambridge. Tori’s administrative career began at Wadham College, Oxford, followed by three years as the Operations Manager at the University of Cambridge Disability Resource Centre. Prior to taking up the role of Senior Tutor at Hughes Hall, Tori served for eight years as Tutorial Department Manager at Jesus College, where she deputised for the Senior Tutor and was a key member of the College’s welfare team.

Mr Jonathan Newby (Bursar) and Dr Tori McKee (Senior Tutor).

Mr Jonathan Newby, Bursar

Jonathan joined Hughes Hall as Bursar in November 2021. His early career was in the creative industries and marketing, and he then spent over 20 years in the magazine and journal publishing sector. During this time Jonathan worked with consumer, business and academic publishers such as IPC Media, Elsevier Science and United Business Media, and published titles such as New Scientist and The Lancet. Jonathan moved to the Science Museum Group in 2009 where he was Chief Operating Officer responsible for strategy, trading, resource management and operations. The Group consists of five museums across the UK which collectively welcome over five million visitors a year; Jonathan brought a strong focus on customer service and income growth. Over the years he has championed the transformative power of digital technology and responsible environmentalism within businesses. Jonathan studied Philosophy at King’s College London.

Ms Mahnaz Malik, Law, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences

Mahnaz Malik is a Barrister and Arbitrator at Twenty Essex Chambers. She has 21 years of experience in advising Governments, corporations and international organisations on international investment law issues and disputes. Mahnaz’s appointment in EuroGas Inc. et al v. Slovakia makes her one of the youngest ever designated to The World Bank’s ICSID Annulment Committee since records began and the youngest woman. She serves on ICSID’s Panel of Arbitrators. After graduating from Cambridge, Mahnaz was admitted to practise law in New York, England and Wales and Pakistan.

From left: Ms Mahnaz Malik (Governing Body Fellow); Mr James Root (By-Fellow); Dr Lucrezia Nava (Research Associate).


Mr James Root,  Business

James is Chairman of Bain Futures and a Senior Partner with Bain & Company, based in Hong Kong. His prior roles at Bain include Managing Partner, Bain New York; head of our Asia Pacific Organisation Practice and Chairman of the global Nominating Committee. James has written extensively in the business press, from Harvard Business Review to The Wall Street Journal, on topics of branding, international expansion, growth strategy and the Firm of the Future; and have been a guest on CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg. He is an Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, where he teaches the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA program.

Research Associates

Dr Lucrezia Nava, Business

Lucrezia is a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, where she studies the perceptions of organizations and other stakeholders on climate change mitigation strategies, and in particular on negative emissions technologies and practices. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Management and International Management from Bocconi University in Milan and a CEMS Master’s degree in International Management, and completed her PhD in Management Sciences at Esade Business School in Barcelona, in the Department of Society, Policy and Sustainability.

From left: Dr Lyn Dawes (Associate); Dr Teije Donker (Associate); Dr Emily Farnworth (Associate).


Dr Lyn Dawes, Education

Dr Dawes taught Science in secondary schools and primary schools, and then undertook her PhD study looking at teachers’ uptake of computers in classrooms (1997 – 2000). She worked for the British Education and Communications Agency (Becta) during this time. She taught PGCE and B.Ed students at De Montfort University Bedford, The University of Northampton and the University of Cambridge. Lyn carries out workshops for teachers to support their integration of oracy into the curriculum, and has written books, book chapters and journal articles. She also writes blogs for Oracy Cambridge.

Dr Teije Donker, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Dr Donker is a political sociologist who works at the intersection of social movement studies and Middle East area studies. His current research focuses on the emergence and transformation of Islamist movements during the Tunisian transition and Syrian conflict (2011-2021). Teije completed his PhD at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy), held a three-year post-doc at the department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen (Norway) and a three-year lecturer position at the department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge (UK). Next to his position as associate at Hughes Hall, he is also affiliated to St Catherine’s College.

Dr Emily Farnworth, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Physical Sciences

Emily Farnworth is Co-Director of the Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall. She has over 25 years of experience working with businesses, governments and non-profit organizations to support the transition to a low-carbon economy and has worked across multi-stakeholder groups and within specific industry sectors to collaborate on solutions to tackle climate change. She was previously the Head of Climate Initiatives at the World Economic Forum where she was involved in setting up the Climate Governance Initiative (now hosted at the Centre for Climate Engagement).

From left: Mr Alan Howe (Associate); Ms Wendy Lee (Associate); Dr James Mannion (Associate).

Mr Alan Howe, Education

Alan has worked in the UK for over thirty years at the forefront of educational change and improvement as a Local Authority Adviser and Inspector, and with the National Strategies, where he was a Senior Director leading initiatives for both primary and secondary phases in literacy and English teaching, assessment, and teaching and learning. As Director of the Wiltshire Oracy Project (1983-88) and National Oracy Project (1988-1992) he was part of the first significant movement in the UK to establish oracy as a major educational initiative. He is an Associate and part of the management team for ‘Oracy Cambridge’.

Mrs Wendy Lee, Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

Wendy has worked as a speech and language therapist for over 30 years, in clinical practice, as a senior lecturer in higher education and in the third sector. She was Professional Director at The Communication Trust until 2015 where she led on a number of projects, as well as inputting on national policy and research. Wendy is currently the Director of LINGO, which provides consultancy, professional development, resources and speech and language therapy. She works with academy trusts, schools and settings and in partnership with local and national organisations supporting speech, language and communication.

Dr James Mannion, Education

James was a secondary school science teacher for 12 years, and has over 8 years’ experience in school leadership roles. He has an MA in Person-centred Education from the University of Sussex, and recently completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge. James’s PhD is an 8-year impact evaluation of Learning Skills, a whole-school approach to teaching and learning which led to significant gains in academic learning outcomes, with accelerated gains among students from disadvantaged backgrounds. James works part-time as Bespoke Programmes Leader in the Centre for Educational at the UCL Institute of Education, working with schools throughout the UK to improve outcomes for young people through evidence-informed research and implementation. James is also an Associate of Oracy Cambridge.

Dr Mohib Uddin, Biomedical, Business, Physical Sciences

Dr. Mohib Uddin is a Biomedical Scientist with over a decade of global pharmaceutical experience in the development of biopharmaceutical therapies. Mohib graduated with a BSc degree in Pharmacology from the University of London, King’s College. He gained his PhD degree in Medicine at the University of Cambridge studying the enigmatic biology of the neutrophil as a college student at Hughes Hall. Later, he was awarded a Research Fellowship from the British Lung Foundation and subsequently held an international Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at the Harvard Medical School (USA). Since 2019, he has been supporting Hughes Hall’s interest in advancing the global health research translation and impact via ‘The Bridge’ initiative, as well as the Hughes Hall Enterprise Society.

From left: Dr Mohib Uddin (Associate); Dr Ariadna Albajara (Visiting Associate); Dr Ali Gümüsay (Visiting Associate).

Visiting Associates

Dr Ariadna Albajara, Biomedical, Education and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Dr Albajara is a Wiener-Anspach Postdoctoral Fellow based in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, in Professor Tamsin Ford’s group, the Child and Adolescent Resilience and Mental Health Team. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Universidad Autonóma de Madrid (Spain), and a Master’s degree in Neuropsychology from the Université d’Angers (France). Ariadna carried out her PhD at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, under the supervision of Professor Isabelle Massat and Professor Philippe Peigneux. Her current research project explores the effects of the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management training, a programme aiming to strengthen teacher classroom management strategies to improve children’s mental health, in the long term and in children with probable Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Dr Ali Gümüsay, Business, Education, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Dr Ali Aslan Gümüsay is head of research group “Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society” at the Humboldt Institute for Internet & Society Berlin. His group works on topics around digital organizing linked to artificial intelligence, platforms, and digital social entrepreneurship. His work in organization theory, entrepreneurship, business ethics, and leadership has been published in outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Business & Society, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Theory, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, and Research Policy. At Cambridge, he is a Visiting Research Fellow at Judge Business School.

Thank you to those Fellows who left the Governing Body in 2021 for other roles in our senior membership.

Mrs Heidi Allen (By-Fellow), Dr Claire Donnelly (Quondam Fellow), Mrs Victoria Espley (Quondam Fellow), Dr Philip Johnston (Life Fellow), Dr Timea Nochta (Quondam Fellow).

Please see the Senior Members’ section of the website for further information on our Senior Membership: www.hughes.cam.ac.uk/about/our-people/.