Meet the Team

Core Team

Dr. Catherine Hasted

ThinkLab Director

Catherine leads the Business Partnerships team based in the University’s Strategic Partnerships Office, working with business partners and colleagues from...

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Dr. Melanie Beer Zeldin

Visiting Research Fellow

Melanie is a senior research and product leader with experience working in both Silicon Valley and London. During her time at...

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Dr. Sarah Steele

ThinkLab Research Associate

Dr Sarah Steele is an experienced researcher and educator with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education sector,...

Elifgül Doğan

ThinkLab Research Analyst

Elif is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in heritage studies and international relations, currently pursuing her PhD at the...

Isobel Brown

ThinkLab Research Associate

Isobel Brown is pursuing a MSt in Social Innovation with the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. She...

Jana Skirnewskaja

ThinkLab Research Associate

Jana obtained her MRes in Electrical Engineering at UCL focusing on holographic displays, and she is currently a PhD candidate...

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Professor Inger Mewburn

ThinkLab Visiting Scholar in Residence

Professor Inger Mewburn (better known as @Thesiswhisperer on the internet) is the Director of Researcher Development at The Australian National...

Reanna Brooks

ThinkLab Research Associate

Reanna Brooks recently received her MPhil from the Department of English at the University of Cambridge and is now a...

Tyler Shores

ThinkLab Director

Tyler Shores leads the University of Cambridge ThinkLab Programme, which connects researchers with public and private sector organisations to produce...

Wikimedia (2023/24)

Amaia Robertson Nogues

Amaia is an MPhil Digital Humanities student who obtained her BA in American Studies and English. Her MPhil research focuses...

Charvi Gupta

Charvi Gupta recently earned her MPhil in Human Evolutionary Studies from the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge. She completed...

Hongyan Li

Hongyan Li is MPhil student in Film and Screen Studies at Robinson College, University of Cambridge, developing expertise in eco-cinema...

Louisa Bartolo

Louisa Bartolo is currently finalising her PhD on algorithmic recommender systems at the Digital Media Research Centre and ARC Centre...

Maha Waseem

Maha is pursuing an MSt in Social Innovation at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and is part of...

Tiancheng Hu

Tiancheng Hu is a 2nd-year PhD student in Computation, Cognition and Language at the Language Technology Lab here at Cambridge....

BBC 2023

Ayantola

Ayantola is a Research Assistant in Digitalisation at the Bennet Institute for Public Policy, where he explores the impact of...

Elifgül Doğan

ThinkLab Research Analyst

Elif is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in heritage studies and international relations, currently pursuing her PhD at the...

Jackie Phelps

Jackie Phelps has just completed a PhD in experimental psychology. Her research focuses on the effects of bilingualism on selective...

Leon

Leon is a Doctoral Candidate at the Cyber-Human Lab within the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. His research focuses...

Nina Jörden

Dr Nina Jörden is a research associate at the Bennett Institute. Her work focuses on questions around the future of...

Sandbach Tinne Archive and Exhibit (2022/23)

Anika Sara

Anika Sara is an MPhil student in Political Thought and Intellectual History. She obtained her BA in Religion, Philosophy, and...

Benny Q. Shen

Benny Q. Shen is a PhD student in Archaeology with a specific interest in the archaeology and anthropology of sub-Saharan Africa....

Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo

Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of...

Further Team Members

Peach Hoyle, Religious Studies Andrea Morales Loucil, Latin American Studies Adil Ghafoor Mian, Phyics Mathelinda Nabugodi, Fitzwilliam Museum Tiéphaine Thomason,...

Geonyoung Kim

Geonyoung Kim is a PhD student in Heritage Studies at the Department of Archaeology. She holds an MA in Public...

Isavella Voulgareli

Isavella is a PhD student at Cambridge Heritage Research Centre (CHRC), University of Cambridge. She read Classics for her BA...

Isobel Brown

ThinkLab Research Associate

Isobel Brown is pursuing a MSt in Social Innovation with the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. She...

Jendayi Omowale

Jendayi is a Caribbean-American filmmaker and writer focused on telling the narratives of those marginalized in the historical archive. She...

Lily Tekseng

Lily Tekseng is a third year Rowan Williams and Wolfson PhD candidate at the Faculty of English. She specialises in...

Reanna Brooks

ThinkLab Research Associate

Reanna Brooks recently received her MPhil from the Department of English at the University of Cambridge and is now a...

Shealynn Hendry

Shealynn Hendry is a PhD student in the Faculty of History with the support of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Her...

Collection, Connection, Communities (2022)

Andrés Gvirtz

Andrés Gvirtz is a Psychology PhD Candidate at the University of Cambridge, and a former Visiting Fellow at Harvard Business...

Anju Kinoshita

Anju Kinoshita is an MPhil student and a Rotary Global Grant Scholar at the Department of Education in Cambridge. She...

Elifgül Doğan

ThinkLab Research Analyst

Elif is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in heritage studies and international relations, currently pursuing her PhD at the...

Further Team Members

*Lisa Bernhardt Chioma Ngonadi Stefanie Reichelt * = Senior ThinkLab Member

Ilias Moutsopoulos

Ilias is a PhD student in Bioinformatics at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. His research involves utilizing machine learning algorithms...

Katherine Parkin

Katherine Parkin is a PhD student with the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge. Her PhD...

Rebekah King

Rebekah King is a second year PhD student at the University of Cambridge writing a thesis on representations of magic...

Siân Round

Siân Round is a third year PhD candidate in the Faculty of English. Her research concerns the literary magazine in...

Simina Dragos

Simina (she/her) is an ESRC funded PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Education. Her doctoral research explores aspects of historical...

Stephanie Van Dam

I am a PhD student at the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge, funded by the ESRC DTP...

Tanvi Rao

Tanvi Rao is a PhD student in the Department of Radiology supported by the Gates Cambridge scholarship. Her research is...

Zeynep Öztürk

Zeynep Öztürk is a final year PhD candidate in the Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge researching ‘axonal...

Cambridge Festival (2021)

Beth Singler

Dr Beth Singler is the Junior Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence at Homerton College, University of Cambridge. Beth’s anthropological research...

Ekaterina Pavlova

Ekaterina (Katya) Pavlova is a PhD student at the Faculty of Music and a Cambridge Trust scholar. Her PhD research...

Ella Brown

Ella Brown is a final year PhD student in the Department of Archaeology at Cambridge University. Her research focuses on...

Qian Liu

Qian Liu is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Her PhD research focuses on developing...

Rebekah King

Rebekah King is a second year PhD student at the University of Cambridge writing a thesis on representations of magic...

Cambridge Zero & Sustainability Project (2021)

Aisha Sobey

Aisha is a PhD student in the Department of Architecture, considering the future of cites and urban wellbeing. Despite a...

An Tran

I studied for a BSc in Marine Biology in Sydney, Australia before becoming a PhD Candidate at the Department of...

Ariel De Fauconberg

Ariel (Ari) de Fauconberg is a PhD Student in the Organisational Theory & Information Systems group at Cambridge Judge Business...

Benjamin Klein

I am a PhD researcher in the Faculty of English, where I am interested in how literary studies with its...

Bethany Davies

Bethany Davies is a Master of Philosophy student in the Faculty of Education. Bethany is curious about the two big...

Buffy Eldridge-Thomas

Buffy is a second year PhD student in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience where her research focuses on...

Christian Bücker

I am a PhD candidate at the Institute for Manufacturing, part of the Department of Engineering. My research focuses on...

Claire Coffey

I have recently started my PhD in Health Data Science, with a studentship from Health Data Research UK, The Alan...

Corinne Tsai

Corinne Tsai is an MPhil student in Psychology conducting research on COVID-19 related issues for the University and society at...

Ignacio Andreu-Angulo

Ignacio is a third-year PhD student in the Engineering Department. He is interested in low-speed unsteady flows like the ones...

Ismail Sami

Ismail is a PhD student at the department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology as part of the Graphene CDT. The...

Jasmin Jahic

Currently, I am working as a research associate in the Computer Architecture Group run by Timothy M. Jones. My research...

Sarah Carden

Currently, I am working as a research associate in the Computer Architecture Group run by Timothy M. Jones. My research...

Stephen Ajadi

Stephen Ajadi is a Doctoral Scholar at the Department of Land Economy & a member of Fitzwilliam College. He is...

Verner Viisainen

Verner Viisainen is a PhD candidate at the Department of Engineering investigating the preforming of textile reinforcements within composites manufacturing,...

William Moody

I am a third year PhD student studying the impact of immune-checkpoint inhibitors on the tumour microenvironment, based at the...

Yuxia Zou

Yuxia (Sarine) Zou is a PhD candidate in Accounting at Judge Business School and a Benavitch Scholar at St Catharine’s...

BBC & Neurodiversity (2021/22)

Elifgül Doğan

ThinkLab Research Analyst

Elif is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in heritage studies and international relations, currently pursuing her PhD at the...

Further Team Members

*Charlotte Gordon, Earth Sciences Elifgul Dogan, Archaeology *Elisa Merlini, Clinical Neuorscience *Elise Laperrousaz, Clinical Neuroscience Esmé Beaumont, English India Harris,...

Ido Rosen

do Rosen is a third year PhD candidate, currently working on his research about new media and independent content creators...

Lauren Moon

Lauren Moon is a second year PhD candidate and Wellcome Trust scholar at the University of Cambridge, based in the...

Stephen A. Metcalf

Stephen A. Metcalf is a PhD student and Gates Cambridge Scholar in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care....

Aviva Neurodiversity Internship (2020/21)

Adriana Fonseca

Research Associate

I am a second year PhD student in the CRUK Cambridge centre, Early Detection programme. I work on understanding how...

Charlotte Gordon

Research Associate

I am a second year PhD student, studying geology. I work on understanding the processes that occur deep underneath volcanoes....

Dante McGrath

Dante McGrath is a PhD student at the Department of Engineering investigating two-phase reacting flows in the field of combustion....

Derya Emin

I am a last year PhD in the Department of Chemistry trying to image a-synuclein aggregates extracted from Parkinson’s patient’s...

Elisa Merlini

Elisa completed her BSc in Neuroscience at King’s College London before moving to Cambridge for a MPhil in Clinical Neurosciences....

Elise Laperrousaz

I am a Neuroscientist working at the department of Clinical Neurosciences, where I have been in charge for 3 years now of the in...

Further Team Members

Callum Penrose, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Campbell Foubister, MRC Epidemiology Charley Peitzmeier, Cognitive Neuroscience Johanna Finnerman, Psychiatry Lisa Bernhardt, Sociology...

Mierunalan Seyon

Mierunalan (Mieru) Seyon is a third year PhD in the Advanced Structures Lab in the Department of Engineering at Cambridge....