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Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Programme

 

Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Programme Advisory Committee

The Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Programme (HDPSP) Advisory Committee brings together eight highly accomplished and recognised academics from a range of backgrounds. Chaired by Professor Graham Virgo, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, the HDPSP Advisory Committee meets at least once each academic year and is responsible for the oversight of the HDPSP and its strategic direction.

 

The HDPSP Committee

Professor Graham Virgo (Chair) is Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, and Professor of English Private Law in the Faculty of Law. Professor Virgo is a Fellow of Downing College, where he was previously Senior Tutor and Director of Studies in Law. He was formerly Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Law. He is a barrister and Academic Bencher of Lincoln's Inn.

Professor Cyprian Broodbank is the Head of the Department of Archaeology, Disney Professor of Archaeology, Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and Fellow of the British Academy.
Professor Ann Copestake is Professor of Computational Linguistics, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Technology, co-Director of the Cambridge Language Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Centre and Fellow of Wolfson College.
Professor Sir Richard Friend holds the Cavendish Professorship of Physics at the University of Cambridge. He is Director of the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability and of the Maxwell Centre, and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly is Head of the University Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Director of the Institute of Metabolic Science, Metabolic Research Laboratories at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences, and a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Daniel St Johnston is Professor of Developmental Genetics in the Department of Genetics and has been the Director of the 4-year PhD programme in Developmental Mechanisms since 2000.  He is Fellow of the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Wellcome Principal Research Fellow.
Professor Sir Mark Welland is Master of St Catharine’s College and Director of the Department of Engineering’s Nanoscience Centre. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

Professor Christopher John Young is Head of the School of Arts and Humanities, Director of the Cambridge DAAD Research Hub for German Studies and Director of the Cambridge-LMU Strategic Partnership.