Our people

The College is a highly integrated academic society with a President, Fellows, graduate students and other members. About 300 members are currently in Cambridge creating a professionally and culturally diverse environment. To find out more about any of our members, please click on their names below. Clare Hall is committed to protecting your privacy, please refer to www.clarehall.cam.ac.uk/data-protection-information.

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Justice Albert Sachs

Honorary Fellow



Subject: Cognitive and behavioural neuroscience; clinical and veterinary neuroscience

Subject: Law

Department/institution: Department of Public Law, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Professor Ayako Sakurai

Visiting Fellow

Subject: European Culture and Society

Department/Institution: School of International Communication, Senshu University (Tokyo, Japan)

Professor Ekhard K H Salje

Emeritus Fellow, Honorary Fellow

Subject: Mineralogy and petrology, structural instabilities, transport and phase transformations of solids

Professor Igal Shvartz

Visiting Fellow

Subject: Hebrew Literature

Department/Institution: Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Katherine Selby

Communications & Marketing Manager

Communications & Marketing Manager

Contact details: communications.manager@clarehall.cam.ac.uk

Professor Sze Y Set

Visiting Fellow

Subject: Laser and Photonics

Department/Institution: Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, Japan

Dr Boyang Shen

Research Fellow

Subject: Engineering

Department/institution: Department of Engineering

Professor Alan Short

Professorial Fellow, President

Subject: Sustainable Architecture

Department/institution: Department of Architecture

Dr Rachel Sippy

Research Fellow

Dr Rachel Sippy is an infectious disease epidemiologist from the United States. She is interested in disease seasonality, and the relative contributions of climate and non-climate factors in shaping seasons.

Ali Smith

Honorary Fellow

Ali Smith is a fiction writer; she was born in Inverness and lives in Cambridge. Her writing has been translated into 40 languages.


David Smith

Head Gardener



Professor Charles G Smith

Professorial Fellow


Low dimensional semiconductor physics


Cavendish Laboratory​

Contact details: 

Lydia Soifer

GSB Green

Role: Green Officer, Graduate Student Body Committee (2021/22)

Contact: ls907@cam.ac.uk 

Professor Khaled Soufani

Official Fellow

Subject: Professor Level Academic Director in Management Practice - Economics & Policy

Professor Frances Spalding

Emeritus Fellow

Subject: Art History​

Contact details: fs454@cam.ac.uk ​

Professor Maria G Spillantini

Professorial Fellow


Molecular neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease.


Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Dr Murray J Stewart

Emeritus Fellow

Subject: Molecular biology; cell division and cytoskeletons

Department/institution: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Ian Strachan

Bursar, Official Fellow


Clare Hall


Fellows in the news

Associate of Clare Hall elected international honorary member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor Kevin (Kit) Thompson, master of Moon Chun Memorial College, University of Macau (UM) and an Associate of Clare Hall, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as an international honorary member, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of performing arts. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences honours excellence and convenes leaders in the fields of science, humanities, business administration, political science, and...
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Fellow becomes member of European Molecular Biology Organisation

Dr Madeline Lancaster, a Fellow of Clare Hall, has been named a new member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) - a community of almost 2,000 leading life scientists in Europe and beyond.A group leader in the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Dr Lancaster's work has led to unprecedented insights into the development of the human brain. Her team uses cerebral organoids from stem cells to model human brain development in vitro. The human brain tissue in...
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Innovation by Fellow wins Armourers and Brasiers' Venture Prize

Congratulations to Professor Sohini Kar-Narayan, a Fellow of Clare Hall, whose laboratory's microfluidic force sensors have won the Armourers and Brasiers' Venture Prize 2022. Developed in collaboration with Vikas Khanduja, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, these new smart sensors assist in the soft tissue balancing and correct...
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Research Fellow to share experiences in Race Equality Network panel

Professor Li Su, a Research Fellow at Clare Hall, will appear in a panel discussion hosted by the Race Equality Network next month, within their event titled This too, is Cambridge.The panel will focus on East and South East Asian experiences in Cambridge to both promote and celebrate those staff at the University, as well as recognise the specific issues and challenges they...
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