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 2021/2022


Director of Studies

Parts and Terms

Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic

Dr D Pratt



Dr D Viejo-Rose*



Mr A Mooradian*


Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Dr B Steger


Chemical Engineering

Dr K Yunus



Dr F Sheffield


Clinical Studies

Mr R J Davies


Computer Science

Professor R Harle



Mr M Ashby



Dr Y Liu*



Dr J Li

Prof W O'Neill

Dr M Crisp

Dr L Xu

Part IA

Part IB

Part IIA

Part IIB


Dr S Kennedy

Dr M Newbould*

Dr E Jones

Dr L Mullen*

Part IA and Part IB Michaelmas

Part IA and Part IB Lent and Easter

Part II Michaelmas and Easter

Part II Lent


Dr A Ferraz de Oliveira

Dr M Bravo

Part IA and Part IB

Part II


Dr D Pratt


History of Art

Dr F Salmon*


Human, Social & Political Sciences

Dr M Moreno Figueroa

Dr J Webster


Dr H Wydra*

Part I and Part II (Sociology) Michaelmas and Lent

Part II (Social Anthropology)

Part I and Part II (Sociology) Easter

Part II (Politics & International Relations)

Land Economy

Dr F Sielker*



Dr B Plant

Mr W Day*

Part IA and Part II

Part IB

Law (LLM and MCL)

Dr B Plant



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 K Pleming*



Dr A Howard*


Natural Sciences (Biological)

Prof Z Barber

Dr N Farahi

Dr D Scadden

Part IA

Part IB and Part II

Part II and Part III Biochemistry, Part III Systems Biology

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*



Mr A Santoro*


Psychological & Behavioural Sciences

Dr D Talmi*



Rev'd Dr K Eyeons


Veterinary Medicine

Dr S Eves*

Dr N Farahi

Part IA and Part IB Lent and Easter

Part II Lent and Easter