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Our people

A diverse and experienced oversight, management and support team

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 projects and departments, and a number of scholars and professionals from different fields. The College’s Governing Body, which has overall responsibility for the College and is the committee of charity trustees for the College as a charity, is made up of a core group of “Fellows”. However, the broader senior membership, made up of Honorary, Life, and Quondam Fellows, as well as By-Fellows, Associates, Research Associates, and Visiting Scholars incorporates a wide range of scholars and professionals into the intellectual and communal life of the College. As a group, referred to collectively as the “senior membership”, these individuals represent the core academic, cultural and institutional leadership of the College community.

The College’s senior membership and staff form a diverse and experienced oversight, management and support team for the College.

Senior members of all categories, with individual profiles, are listed on the senior members pages.

The wider community of staff includes individuals experienced in the wide range of skills and day-to-day support functions required in a large and complex educational institution. There is contact information for different staff teams on the staff contact list.

Research Fellows and Associates

The community of postdoctoral scholars, or postdocs, in Cambridge numbers over 4,000 and is responsible for much of the research that underpins the University’s world-leading reputation. At University level the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs looks after the interests of this large group, whilst Hughes Hall was the first college appoint a Research Convenor to help build a sense of community and co-ordinate activity. This post is now being replicated in other Colleges as best practice for engaging postdocs.

The College currently has a number of Research Associates and Research Fellows, and we are steadily increasing the numbers appointed. This is a vibrant and energetic group of academics, forming a key contact point with Departments and Faculties in Cambridge and with other institutions beyond the city, and around the world.

Postdoctoral researchers at Hughes Hall engage in a variety of academic and social activities. Research Associates and Research Fellows have regularly showcased their academic work to the Hughes Hall community. Researchers are frequently published in top ranking academic journals, are invited to prestigious conferences, and have had many awards granted to them.