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Directors of Studies

Directors of Studies are responsible for advising and directing undergraduates on their academic work.  They are responsible for engaging supervisors on behalf of the College and for exercising a general oversight of teaching and learning in their Tripos subject and for giving general advice on it. They communicate with the Senior Tutor and Tutors, as appropriate, about the progress of undergraduates, in particular about any difficulties that affect an undergraduate’s academic performance.

For a more detailed description of the Roles of Tutors, Supervisors and directors of Studies please see the current Student Handbook.


Archaeology Professor J. Robb  
Architecture Professor A. Short (Department of Architecture)  
AMES Dr F. Melville (AMES)  
Classics Dr N.A.S.Zair  
Computer Science Dr R.D. Mullins (St John's College)  
Economics  Professor S. Solomou 1st & 2nd yr
  Dr R.A. Ritz 3rd yr
Engineering Dr J. Talbot 1st yr
  Professor P. Woodland 2nd yr
  Dr T. Long 3rd yr
  Dr A. White 4th yr
Chemical Engineering Professor D. I. Wilson  
Manufacturing Engineering Dr T. Long  
English Professor S.K. Connor 1st yr
  Dr J.M.B. Wallace 2nd & 3rd yr
History Dr G.L. Thomas  1st & 2nd yr 
  Dr M.J. Ryan 3rd yr
History with Politics Dr G.L. Thomas  1st & 2nd yr 
  Dr M.J. Ryan 3rd yr
History and Modern Languages Dr G.L. Thomas  
HSPS Professor J. Robb  
History of Art Dr L Slater   
Law Mr A. Peripoli 1st yr
  Professor S.F. Deakin 2nd & 3rd yr
Linguistics Dr N.A.S.Zair  
Management Studies Dr N. Oraiopoulos (Judge Institute)  
Mathematics Dr T. Plesa 1st yr
  Dr A. Zsak 2nd & 3rd yr
  Dr A.C. Hansen 4th yr & MASt
MML Dr M. Feile Tomes (Murray Edwards)  
Medical Sciences Dr R.I. Ross Russell - Pre-Clinical & Clinical  
  Dr T. Rittman - Clinical Medicine  
Music Dr J.R. Thurlow (Robinson College)  
Natural Sciences Dr J. Gerlach - Biological  
  Dr T.K. Dickens - Physical 1st & 2nd yr
  Dr C.G. Lester - Physical 3rd & 4th yr
Nat Sci - HPS Dr R.C. Jennings (Dept of H.P.S.)  
Philosophy Dr M. Dougherty   
Theology Dr J.N. Carleton Paget