Faculty

Law Faculty

cressida-aucklandCressida Auckland
Lecturer
Corpus Christi College
University of Oxford (UK)

Cressida is a Lecturer in Law at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and a Teaching Assistant for the Law Faculty in Medical Law. She teaches Medical, Tort, Contract and Constitutional Law at the University of Oxford. Before starting her DPhil, Cressida read Jurisprudence (Law) at Merton College, Oxford, did a Masters in Medical Law and Ethics at King’s College, London, and taught both Medical Law and Company Law at the London School of Economics (LSE). She was also a Postgraduate Research Fellow at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. 

anzhelaDr Anzhela Cedelle
Research Fellow, Centre for Business Taxation
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford (UK)

Dr Anzhela Cedelle is a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation. She conducts research on various aspects of taxation and EU law. Anzhela lectures on tax law issues for postgraduate students at the University of Oxford and Queen Mary University of London. She is the Managing Editor of the Loose Leaf encyclopedia D. Vaughan and A. Robertson (eds.), The Law of the EU (Oxford University Press), and one of the convenors of the Oxford EU Law Discussion Group and CBT Tax Research Seminars.

stefan-enchelmaierProfessor Stefan Enchelmaier
Professor of European and Comparative Law
Lincoln College, University of Oxford (UK)

Professor Enchelmaier studied law, philosophy, and Latin at the Universities of Cologne, Hamburg, and Edinburgh; he obtained his doctorate from the University of Bonn with a thesis on European competition law, and his habilitation from the University of Munich with a thesis on comparative Anglo-German personal property law. After a stint in practice, he held posts in Oxford (1997-2003); Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich (2003-2008); and York (2008-2013). His research interests are in comparative corporate insolvency, comparative company law, and European Union economic law. 

hawkinsEmeritus Professor Keith Hawkins
Fellow of Oriel College
University of Oxford (UK)

Keith Hawkins (LL.B Birm., Dipl Criminol., MA, PhD Cantab.) retired from active teaching in October 2006. His research interests are in the sociology of legal processes, and are concerned with legal decision making and the workings of governmental regulation in such areas as environmental control, and occupational health and safety regulations.

imogen-gooldAssociate Professor Imogen Goold
Associate Professor of Law and Fellow in Law
St Anne’s College
University of Oxford (UK)

Imogen studied Law and Modern History at the University of Tasmania, Australia, receiving her PhD in 2005. Her doctoral research explored the use of property law to regulate human body parts. She also received a Masters degree in Bioethics from the University of Monash in 2005. From 1999, she was a research member of the Centre for Law and Genetics, where she published on surrogacy laws, legal constraints on access to infertility treatments and proprietary rights in human tissue. In 2002, she took up as position as a Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission, working on the inquiries into Genetic Information Privacy and Gene Patenting. After leaving the ALRC in 2004, she worked briefly at the World Health Organisation, researching the provision of genetic medical services in developing countries. She is now examining the impact of moral arguments on the regulation of IVF and also writing a book based on her work on body part ownership.

jasiniDr Rudina Jasini
Centre for Criminology
University of Oxford

Rudina Jasini has graduated from University of Oxford(UK). Her doctoral research centres on the participation of victims of gross violations of human rights as civil parties in international criminal proceedings. In the course of her DPhil, Rudina has pursued a Visiting Researcher programme both at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (2012) and at Harvard Law School (2013). Rudina has taught tutorials in Public International Law and International Criminal Law at New College and Christ Church at Oxford University. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards and the author of several peer-reviewed articles on international justice. She has presented her work at various conferences and symposiums, including at the University of Cambridge, Harvard Law School, Columbia University, New York University, The New School, the 14th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology in The Hague. In April 2015, Rudina was selected as a member on the ILA International Committee on Complementarity in International Criminal Law.

pitkethlyDr Robert Pitkethly
St. Peter’s College
Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (UK)

Dr Robert Pitkethly, MBA INSEAD, MA DPhil Oxf, MSc Stirling, teaches Introduction to Management courses as well as Strategic Management and Management of Intellectual Property. He has been a visiting fellow at the Institute of Intellectual Property and the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy in Tokyo and a research fellow of Cambridge University’s Judge Institute of Management Studies. He has worked both as a Patent Attorney and as a Management Consultant with a wide range of industries. His current research interests bridge the fields of strategic management and intellectual property and include managerial aspects of intellectual property policy.

diego-quinonesDiego Quinones
DPhil Candidate,
Oxford Law Faculty
University of Oxford (UK)

Diego Quiñones is currently reading for a Dphil in Law under the supervision of Professor Judith Freedman. His thesis involves empirical, mixed-methods, research on the determinants of corporate tax behaviour in large corporations in the UK and in Colombia and the relationship between these determinants and the paradigm of Co-Operative tax compliance. Diego is a Partner at Quiñones Cruz Abogados, one of the leading tax law firms in Colombia, where his work focuses on tax litigation (direct and indirect tax, constitutional tax law, tax penalties and transfer pricing), tax policy, tax planning and tax advisory. Before this, Diego also worked as a Political Consultant for a Colombian Political Marketing firm, interned in a corporate law firm in Shanghai, and as a Roman Law teaching assistant at Universidad de los Andes. Diego is licensed to practise in Colombia and in the State of New York.

laura-tiltLaura Tilt
DPhil Candidate
Centre for Criminology
University of Oxford (UK)

Laura completed an undergraduate combined degree in Law and Criminology at the University of New South Wales, Australia. An admitted solicitor in New South Wales, Laura worked in public and private criminal defense and as a Tax Analyst for Deloitte Sydney before moving to the University of Oxford to complete an MSc in Criminology. She is now undergoing a DPhil in Criminology at the University of Oxford.

nikolaosAssociate Professor Nikolas Theodorakis
Tutor and Junior Research Fellow in Pembroke College
University of Oxford

Nikolaos Theodorakis is associate professor at the Oxford University Foreign Service Programme, Junior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Kellogg College. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. He holds degrees from the University of Athens (LL.B.), University of Cambridge (M.Phil.) and University College London (LL.M.). His research agenda currently spans across three pillars: different forms of Financial Crime and International Development; effective regulatory regimes for banking institutions and corporations; and relevant compliance strategies pertaining to International Trade and Competition Law.

john-vellaAssociate Professor John Vella
Associate Professor, Centre for Business Taxation
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford (UK)

Prof John Vella is an Associate Professor at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation (CBT) and a Supernumerary Fellow of Harris Manchester College. He is an expert in Corporate Taxation, Financial Sector Taxation, International Taxation, Tax Avoidance, Tax Administration and Corporate Law. John studied law at the University of Malta (BA and LLD) and the University of Cambridge (LLM and PhD). John is currently a Deputy Director of the new MSc in Taxation in Oxford and Convenor of the Tax Section of the UK Society of Legal Scholars. John has given evidence twice before the House of Lords EU Sub-Commmittee (November 2011 and March 2013) and before the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (January 2013). He has acted as a co-arbitrator in a tax dispute before the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

PPE Faculty

peter-bergaminDr Peter Bergamin
Tutor
Mansfield College
University of Oxford, UK

Dr. Peter Bergamin holds a DPhil in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford and is currently a tutor at Mansfield College, specializing in the history and politics of the Middle East. He originally came to Oxford to undertake postgraduate study, after over 15 years experience as an orchestral and operatic conductor. His current research focuses on the genesis of the Zionist Far Right in British Mandate Palestine, and includes other broader intellectual-historical tropes, such as nationalism, fascism, totalitarian movements, revolution, etc.

castagnoliProfessor Luca Castagnoli
Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Philosophy
Oriel College
University of Oxford, UK

Luca Castagnoli is an Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and a Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellow of Oriel College. Having studied philosophy at the University of Bologna and the University of California, Berkeley, Luca obtained a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Cambridge. He was a Research Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and then a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy at Durham University for eight years, before moving to Oxford. He has published one monograph on ancient self-refutation arguments (CUP 2010) and some two-dozen articles on ancient philosophical subjects. He teaches ancient philosophy and ethics for Oriel College.

catrin-gibsonCatrin Gibson
DPhil Philosophy, Exeter College
University of Oxford (UK)

Catrin Gibson a current DPhil candidate in Philosophy at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include existentialism, phenomenology, feminism, and political philosophy. Prior to her doctorate, she read for the BPhil in Philosophy and a BA in PPE, both at the University of Oxford. She has held various positions on the executive committee of Exeter College’s Middle Common Room, including that of president.

Economics Faculty

cassidyDr Rachel Cassidy
St Antony’s College
University of Oxford (UK)

Rachel Cassidy is affiliated to the Development Economics research group in the University of Oxford (UK), which is part of a large and active community of researchers within Oxford analysing development issues from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective. Many group members are associated with the Centre for the Study of African Economies and work closely with colleagues in the department for International development. In collaboration with CSAE, the research group supports researchers and students in undertaking field research in developing countries, in Africa and elsewhere.

ferreroDr Andrea Ferrero
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Tutorial Fellow, Trinity College
University of Oxford (UK)

Dr Ferrero is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Trinity College. He holds a BA in Economics from Bocconi University, an MSc in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and a PhD in Economics from New York University. Before joining Oxford, Andrea spent seven years in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. His current research focuses on the consequences of the demographic transition for monetary and fiscal policy.

donna-harrisDr Donna Harris
Department Lecturer in Development Economics
University of Oxford (UK)

Donna is a Behavioural and Experimental Economist who combines psychology, economics, and neuroscience to study individual and group behaviours in developing countries. Donna holds PhD and MPhil in Economics from University of Cambridge, MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in Economics from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. She has been awarded research grants from the British Academy and a joint Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), UK.

Professional Skills Faculty

robertsonDr Cole Robertson
Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford (UK)

Cole Robertson is interested in the effects that diverse linguistic structures may have on human cognition, communication, and sociality. Prior to completing his MSc he read a BA in liberal arts, with a focus on literature, and then worked for several years as a journalist. Coming from this background in the humanities, he is interested in the evolution of language and particularly the light this may shed on the study of contemporary literature, poetry and drama.

tarrBronwyn Tarr
Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford (UK)

Bronwyn is originally from Namibia and previously studied Evolutionary Biodiversity and Zoology at the University of Cape Town, completing her honours research on cooperative breeding in Naked Mole Rats. At Oxford she graduated with a masters in Environmental Change and Management, where she took the opportunity to explore social science research skills (her thesis looked at art and environmental education). Currently she works in Robin Dunbar’s research lab, on a topic, which incorporates her love of dance and performance with her interest in evolution and sociality. 

STEM Faculty

elisa-chirasiDr Elisa Chirasi
Department of Physics
University of Oxford

Dr Elisa Chisari is a research fellow at the University of Oxford. She completed her PhD in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University in September 2014 and obtained her undergraduate degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her current research interests are cosmology, particularly intrinsic alignments of galaxies, as well as galaxy clusters and their connection to the large-scale structure of the Universe.

grauProfessor Bernardo Cuenca Grau
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford

Professor Bernardo Cuenca Grau is a Full Professor of Computer Science and a Supernumerary Fellow at Oriel College. He also holds a prestigious University Research Fellowship awarded by the Royal Society. Professor Cuenca Grau’s research interests are in Artificial Intelligence and Information Systems; in particular, his research focuses on logics for Knowledge Representation, semantics-based technologies, and their applications. His research covers a wide spectrum within these areas, which includes theory and foundations, algorithm design, tool development, technology standards, and end-user applications. He has published over 100 articles in leading academic journals and conferences.

kremnitserProfessor Kobi Kremnitzer
Mathematical Institute
Fellow and Tutor of Mathematics at Oriel College
University of Oxford

Prof Kobi Kremnitzer’s areas of research are geometry, algebra and mathematical physics. Kobi is an associate professor in Oxford and tutorial fellow in Oriel College since 2009. Before that he was at MIT and at the University of Chicago. From 2005 to 2009 he was the principle investigator (PI) on a large NSF grant focusing on non-commutative algebraic geometry and its applications to representation theory. In Oxford he has forged strong links between the research groups in algebra, geometry, number theory and math physics and with the department of computer sciences. He is the Oxford PI on an EPSRC programme grant “Symmetries and Correspondences” joint between the university of Oxford and the university of Nottingham, an investigator on D. Joyce’s EPSRC programme grant, and a senior member of the Centre for Quantum Mathematics and Computation in Oxford.  He was the organiser of the homotopy type theory programme in Oxford (September to December 2014) in which V. Voevodsky (Fields Medalist) is the senior researcher and a term long lecturer. He has organised 9 international conferences, including a recent Clay Math Institute (CMI) conference in July 2014 and a workshop on the homotopy type theory programme in November 2014. He was one of the organisers of the 2015 workshop in Oxford on Mochizuki’s work on the abc conjecture.

nollerDr Johannes Noller
Department of Physics
University of Oxford

Dr Johannes Noller is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Early Universe Physics in the Physics Department at the University of Oxford, UK. He is also an Extraordinary Junior Research Fellow at Queen’s College, University of Oxford, UK. In 2012 he completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London and he received a first class honours MPhysPhil from Balliol College, University of Oxford, UK.

robinsonDr Martin Robinson
Mathematical Institute
University of Oxford

Dr Martin Robinson is a Postgraduate Research Assistant working on multiscale reaction-diffusion modeling at OCCAM Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics, University of Oxford, UK. Prior to this, Martin was working as a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher (Postdoc) working on multiphase simulations of fluid particle systems in Multiscale Mechanics Group, University of Twente, The Netherlands. He received his Ph.D from the School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, Australia.

English Literature Faculty

maskellDr David Maskell
Emeritus Fellow of Oriel College
University of Oxford (UK)

Dr David Maskell specialises in combining the academic and practical aspects of French theatre studies. His English verse translations of Voltaire’s Mahomet and Zaïre and an adaptation of La Châtelaine de Vergi were recently performed in Oxford. 

He has also translated Le Jeu d’Adam and Racine’s Esther, as well as Poliziano’s Orfeo from the Italian. He has a special interest in African and Caribbean theatre in French and has collaborated with the Oxford Francophone theatre group in adaptations of Une Saison au Congo by Aimé Césaire, and of plays about Shaka Zulu by Léopold-Sédar Senghor, Seydou Badian Kouyaté, and Senouvou Agbota Zinsou.

brian-mcmahonDr Brian McMahon
Somerville College
University of Oxford (UK)

Brian graduated from Somerville with a BA in English Literature in 2009, and then from Balliol College with an MSt in English (650-1550). He is currently reading for a DPhil in Old Norse Literature, exploring the figure of the itinerant storyteller in eddic and saga literature. Between studying for these qualifications, he trained as an actor at East 15, and is still active in local theatre, notably as one of the founders of Oxford’s repertory troupe Reverend Productions.

timothy-bournsTimothy Bourns
Lecturer
St Edmund Hall
University of Oxford (UK)

Timothy is a lecturer in English Language and Literature at St Edmund Hall. His primary field of research at present is Old Norse-Icelandic, but he is fascinated by literature throughout the medieval period as well, especially Old English and Arthurian Romance.

emma-whipdayDr. Emma Whipday
Former lecturer
Brasenose College
University of Oxford (UK)

Dr Emma Whipday is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at University College London, working on brother-sister relationships on the early modern stage. She studied English Language and Literature at Oxford as an undergraduate, before studying for an MA in ‘English: Shakespeare in History’ and a PhD on ‘Shakespeare’s Domestic Tragedies: Disrupted Homes on the Early Modern Page, Stage and Street’ at UCL. She has taught at Brasenose College, Oxford, as a Stipendiary Lecturer. She is also a playwright, and has recently adapted Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Emma for the American Shakespeare Center.

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