Committee

Julia Acker & James Lazenby

Julia Acker & James Lazenby

Co-Presidents
Julia/James
Co-Presidents

Hi! We’re Julia and James, the SBR co-presidents for 2022-2023. We started our PhDs in 2021, studying biochemistry and engineering. We aim to promote all aspects of post-graduate life at St. John’s and effectively lead the SBR committee to ensure a friendly, inclusive, & close-knit community. We’re always happy to receive your feedback and suggestions, or to listen to any concerns. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with either of us, either via e-mail or when you spot us wandering around college.

 

ja736@cam.ac.uk

jwl47@cam.ac.uk

Lewis Roberts

Lewis Roberts

Vice-President
Lewis
Vice-President

Hi I’m Lewis, and I’m a first year PhD Student in English. My research is on poetic form in the long nineteenth century. As your VP, I want to create a more accessible, welcoming and representative graduate community, and I particularly want to make sure your voice is heard by College management. Please get in touch with any suggestions or concerns you have; I really want to make your time at John’s better. Outside of my PhD, I play the saxophone, I am a theatre producer, and I am an active political campaigner.

lpr20@cam.ac.uk

Callum Manchester

Callum Manchester

Treasurer
Callum
Treasurer

Hi everyone, my name is Callum.  I’m a PhD student in the History of Political Thought and the new SBR treasurer!  My research focuses on the concept of moderation in eighteenth century political thought.  As treasurer I’ll be looking after the SBR finances, ensuring everyone can benefit from all the great initiatives run by the SBR.  Outside of my uni work I love rock climbing, coffee and going to gigs!

cm2103@cam.ac.uk

Chris Hose

Chris Hose

Secretary
Chris
Secretary

Hi, I’m Chris and I’m the Secretary for the SBR Committee this year. I’m a PhD student in law, researching obligations of good faith in contract, and I’m also a big rock fan – I love going to gigs, listening to albums and playing music myself.
As Secretary, it’s my job to make sure that the SBR runs as smoothly as possible behind the scenes, and I take direct responsibility for the Buddy system when the new intake arrive for 2022-23. I’m keen to see that the SBR committee accurately represents in the interests of graduate students, so if you have any comments, concerns or suggestions then please get in touch!

ch794@cam.ac.uk

Matt Coulter

Matt Coulter

Academic Officer
Matt
Academic Officer

I’m Matt, a third-year PhD student in History. When not reading about medieval Transylvania I enjoy learning languages and eating in the Buttery. As Academic Officer it is my job to organize talks and other events which foster the friendly and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas between members of the St John’s postgrad community. If you have any ideas for how else we could do this, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

 

Magdalena Lesiak

Magdalena Lesiak

Academic Officer
Mags
Academic Officer

Hello everyone 🙂

I’m Mags, I’m doing my MPhil in Criminological Research. I recently joined the committee as an Academic Officer. We organise grad talks, the annual SBR graduate conference and  lunchtime seminars.

I hope you’ll enjoy our events!

mkl35@cam.ac.uk

Charlotte Magister

Charlotte Magister

Communications Officer/Webmaster
Charlotte
Communications Officer/Webmaster

Hi, I’m Charlotte, a MPhil student studying Computer Science. I recently joined the committee as Communications Officer, who sends the weekly emails and manages the instagram. I am also currently looking after the website.

I am looking forward to some great events this year!

lcm67@cam.ac.uk

Margherita Battistara

Margherita Battistara

Environmental Officer
Margherita
Environmental Officer

Ciao carissimi, I am Margherita, here in Cambridge for a PhD in Developmental Biology. I love cooking, books, gardening, and well, cooking above all. Green is the new black, so let’s all take a deep yogi breath and start working together to make our life as little wasteful as we can. If you have any input on an environmental topic you care about, please get in touch: any suggestion is more than welcome!

mb258@cam.ac.uk

Sasha Sneyd

Sasha Sneyd

Sports Officer
Sasha
Sports Officer
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Hey there, I’m Sasha, a 3rd-year Physics PhD student and am your Sports officer for the SBR! You can usually find me playing bad passes for our SBR football team, running(/dying) along the Cam riverbank, or getting in my weekly arm workouts by lifting pints on Sundays at the St John’s bar. Please do get in touch regarding any sports or gym-related queries 🙂

ajs325@cam.ac.uk

Daniel Yamamoto

Daniel Yamamoto

Social and Dining Officer
Daniel
Social and Dining Officer

Hi everyone! I’m Daniel, the new Ents officer for the upcoming year, and I’m a first-year PhD student in Stem Cell Biology and Medicine. As Ents officer, I look forward to providing the graduate community with exciting events, and support all social activities organised by the SBR! Cheers to a great year, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

dy273@cam.ac.uk

Dommy Goddard

Dommy Goddard

Social and Dining Officer
Dommy
Social and Dining Officer
Janik Schüttler

Janik Schüttler

Social and Dining Officer
Janik
Social and Dining Officer

Hey, I’m Janik and I am a first year PhD studying statistical physics. I love 7/9 chords, memes and randomness (hence my hair). As one of the Social and Dining officers, I am responsible for organising swaps with other colleges so that you get to meet new people and compare hall food across colleges. Feel free to reach out to me, I am always happy to chat.

js2632@cam.ac.uk

 

 

 

Tanushree Agarwal

Tanushree Agarwal

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer
Tanushree
Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer

Hi, I’m Tanushree a PhD student studying Chemistry. I am interested in studying biomolecular condensates formed via liquid-liquid phase separation and its link to brain disorders. I have joined the SBR committee as IDE officer. My hobbies are playing Badminton, Cricket and Swimming.

ta496@cam.ac.uk

Annabelle Richard-Laferriere

Annabelle Richard-Laferriere

Welfare Officer
Annabelle
Welfare Officer

Hi there! 🙂 I am Annabelle, a third-year PhD student in Astrophysics, and one of your welfare officer! In my spare time, I love to read books in parks or in a big blanket, buy books (because those are two separate hobbies!), take long walks, exercice and go see musicals. My role is partly to organise events to promote a healthy way of living and to improve the welfare system and its accessibility, to be sure that the needs of students are met. I will also always be there if you need any help or have any feedback and suggestions regarding your wellbeing here at St John’s and at Cambridge. I will be a safe space for you if you want to discuss and will assist you to find the right help for your needs, as I know that when we need it the most, it’s the moment where we have the less energy to reach out for help. I want everyone to feel supported, and most importantly comfortable with approaching me with any concern.
You can reach me at anytime at ar999@cam.ac.uk or sbrwelfare@gmail.com

Sneha Parmar

Sneha Parmar

Welfare Officer
Sneha
Welfare Officer

Hello! I’m Sneha Parmar, a second-year PhD student in Genetics and one of your Welfare Officers at the SBR. I like to watch comedy movies, vibe to pop music, read Horrible Histories, and stare at the sky for no apparent reason.   My role involves organising events to promote your well-being, as well as pushing for change where needed. It is important for us to feel good to make the most of our time here – this includes comfortable accommodation, connection to peers, and access to professional care, among other things. You are most welcome to get in touch with me for suggestions, feedback, questions, or if there is something on your mind that you want to discuss in a safe space 🙂

sp2005@cam.ac.uk

Bart Theeuwes

Bart Theeuwes

Social and Dining Officer
Bart
Social and Dining Officer

Hi, I’m Bart and I’m a 1st year PhD student in stem cell biology studying early embryonic development. As social and dining officer I will help organise fun events like ents, beer/wine tastings, and garden parties. If you have any ideas for events you’d like to see, be sure to let me know!

bt392@cam.ac.uk