Each student is allocated a Director of Studies (DoS) who is responsible for their academic work and progress in a particular subject, as well as their general welfare.

Undergraduates and some postgraduates are required to see their Director of Studies, either individually or as a group, at the start and end of each Term to discuss their studies and progress.

Throughout the academic year, Directors of Studies monitor academic progression via students' supervision reports on the Cambridge Colleges' Online Reporting System for Supervisions (CamCORS) and self-assessment questionnaires.  If deemed necessary, students are warned when studies are being neglected.

Directors of Studies act in an advisory capacity by suggesting subject options, lecture courses, seminars and practical classes where relevant.  Career advice is also provided, which is particularly important with regard to Law and Medicine because of the formal requirements for these professions.

Furthermore, an essential part of the role is to guide students as to paper choice in examinations, the checking of entries on the Cambridge Student Information System (CamSIS) and, at the end of the year, discussing examination results.  References are written as and when requests are received.

Every August, in preparation for the new academic year, Directors of Studies provide introductory material and reading lists which are posted online for new students.  On arrival, Directors of Studies meet with Freshers to explain in detail the teaching system and supervisions which will be arranged for them.

The majority of Directors of Studies are Fellows of the College, but in some subjects the Director of Studies is attached to another College, Department or Faculty.  These are denoted by an asterisk in the full list of current Directors of Studies below.

Directors of Studies for 2019/2020


Director of Studies

Terms and parts

Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic

Dr D Pratt

Prof R Love*

Michaelmas and Easter



Dr D Viejo-Rose*



Mr A Mooradian*


Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Dr B Steger


Chemical Engineering

Dr K Yunus



Dr F Sheffield


Dr P Millett

Prelim to Part IA, Part IA and Part IB

Part II

Clinical Studies

Mr J Davies*


Computer Science

Dr R Harle



Mr M Ashby*



Dr Y Liu*



Prof W O'Neill

Dr M Crisp

Dr J Li

Dr L Xu

Dr J Li

Dr M Crisp

Part IA

Part IB

Part IIA Michaelmas

Part IIA Lent and Easter

Part IIB Michaelmas

Part IIB Lent and Easter


Dr S Kennedy

Dr L Mullen*

Prelim to Part I and Part I

Part II


Dr A Ferraz de Oliveira

Prof W Adams

Dr M Bravo

Part IA and Part IB

Part II Michaelmas

Part II Lent and Easter


Dr D Pratt

Dr N Mora-Sitja

Michaelmas and Easter


History of Art

Dr F Salmon*

Dr A Chen*


Lent and Easter

Human, Social & Political Sciences

Dr M Moreno Figueroa


Dr J Webster


Dr H Wydra*

Part I and Part II (Sociology)

Part II (Social Anthropology)

Part II (Politics & International Relations)

Land Economy

Prof J McCombie



Mr W Day*

Dr B Plant

Ms J Varzaly*

Mr W Day*

Part IA Michaelmas

Part IA Lent and Easter

Part IB

Part II

Law (LLM and MCL)

Ms J Varzaly*



Prof I Roberts


Management Studies

Prof B Lambrecht*


Manufacturing Engineering

Prof W O'Neill



Dr S Demoulini


Medical Sciences

Prof N Coleman


Modern Languages

Dr I R James



Dr A Howard*

Miss L Denby*


From 20 Oct to 4 Nov (inc)

Natural Sciences (Biological)

Dr A Milton

Dr M Correia

Dr E Nisbet


Natural Sciences (Physical)

Prof Z Barber


Natural Sciences (Physics)

Prof C Haniff


Natural Sciences (Chemistry)

Dr P Barker


Natural Sciences (Geology)

Prof N Rawlinson


Natural Sciences (HPS)

Dr R Jennings*



Miss C Pello*


Psychological & Behavioural Sciences

Dr A Milton



Rev'd Dr K Eyeons


Veterinary Medicine

Mrs J Pearson*