It is often said that when you come to Oxford, your college becomes your extended family. At the heart of that family is your personal or lead tutor, assisted by the other tutors with whom you’ll work during the course of your degree. 

The dynamic between student and tutor at Oxford is a unique and influential one. Yes, they guide your academic development. But as experts in both academia and the peculiarities of Oxford life, they are the first, best people whom you’ll turn to with any problems academic or personal. In return, you’ll come to view them with affection and respect, forming a bond that often lasts a lifetime. 

Use the following search facility to learn more about the Somerville tutors, their specialisms and research interests.


Meet Our Tutors

Jim Harris

Research Fellow
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Eva Zilber

Clinical Non-Stipendiary Lecturer
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Richard Stockwell

Retaining Fee Lecturer; Junior Research Fellow, Christchurch College
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Christoph Schmitt-Maass

Retaining Fee Lecturer; Montgomery-DAAD Fellow and Tutor in German Literature, Lincoln College
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Raphaela Rohrhofer

Retaining Fee Lecturer
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Tommy Pitcher

Retaining Fee Lecturer

Orna Ni Bhroin

Clinical Non-Stipendiary Lecturer

Anthony Kennedy

Retaining Fee Lecturer
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Matthew Hosty

Retaining Fee Lecturer
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Tom Hickling

Stipendiary Lecturer
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Mateo Galdeano

Retaining Fee Lecturer
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XiaoHang (Leo) Fang

Stipendiary Lecturer
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Oliver Clarkson

Departmental Lecturer
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Alice Blackwood

Stipendiary Lecturer
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Sanah Ali

Clinical Non-Stipendiary Lecturer
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Young Chan Kim

Lecturer in Clinical Medicine; Senior Postdoctoral Fellow; Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at Wolfson College; NHS Doctor
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James Kirkpatrick

Fixed-Term Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy
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Christophe Barnabé

Stipendiary Lecturer in French
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Ole Hinz

German Lektor
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Pippa Byrne

Departmental Lecturer
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Susan Anthony

Retaining Fee Lecturer; Consultant Radiologist
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Vilma de Gasperin

Retaining Fee Lecturer

Xon De Ros

Stipendiary Lecturer; Professor of Modern Spanish Studies; Rhodes Trust D M Stewart Fellow and Tutor, Lady Margaret Hall
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Hanne Eckhoff

College Lecturer
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Professor Stephanie Dalley

Senior Research Fellow in Assyriology
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Linus Ubl

Departmental Lecturer
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Dean Sheppard

Departmental Lecturer
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Antony Palmer

Clinical Non-Stipendiary Lecturer; NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer
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Thomas Nicol

Fulford Junior Research Fellow; Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow; Postdoctoral Research Assistant
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Elizabeth Morris

Retaining Fee Lecturer; Wellcome Trust Doctoral Research Fellow
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Eleanor Grant

Clinical Non-Stipendiary Lecturer

Catherine Garnett

Clinical Non-Stipendiary Lecturer; Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow; Specialist Registrar in Haematology
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Kezia Gaitskell

Clinical Non-Stipendiary Lecturer; Academic Clinical Lecturer in Histopathology
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Magnus Fugger

Clinical Non-Stipendiary Lecturer

Vanessa Ferreira

Clinical Non-Stipendiary Lecturer; British Heart Foundation Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine; Honorary Consultant Cardiologist; Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall
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Ruth Corrigan

Clinical Non-Stipendiary Lecturer

Grace Barnes

Clinical Non-Stipendiary Lecturer
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Sridhar Vasudevan

Retaining Fee Lecturer
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Nisha Singh

Stipendiary Lecturer
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Samuel Ritholtz

Retaining Fee Lecturer
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Ain Neuhaus

Stipendiary Lecturer

Aaron Henry

Retaining Fee Lecturer
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Oliver Harmson

Retaining Fee Lecturer
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Rachel Exley

Stipendiary Lecturer
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Yvonne Couch

Stipendiary Lecturer; Alzheimers Research UK Fellow
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Ana Sofia Cerdeira

Retaining Fee Lecturer
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Victoria Stokes

Lecturer in Clinical Medicine
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Richard Brearton

Retaining Fee Lecturer
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Ayla Barutchu

Stipendiary Lecturer
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Naomi Petela

Stipendiary Lecturer
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Graeme Smith

Lecturer in Physics
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Holly Kennard

Stipendiary Lecturer; British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow
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Kerstin Timm

Stipendiary Lecturer; BHF CRE Intermediate Transition Research Fellow
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Timothy Walker

Lecturer in Plant Sciences; Former Director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum
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Richard Ashdowne

Lecturer in Linguistics
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Esther Cavett

Retaining Fee Lecturer; Senior Research Fellow, Kings College London
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Dr Sarah Jones

Stipendiary Lecturer in French
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Dr Michael Ashdown

Practitioner Non-Stipendiary Lecturer in Law
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Dr Achas Burin

Lord and Lady McNair Early Career Stipendiary Lecturer
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Helen Ashdown

Janet Vaughan Tutor in Clinical Medicine (Somerville); General Practitioner; Doctoral Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
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Quentin Miller

Lecturer in Computer Science
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Kamel El Omari

Beamline Scientist at Diamond Light Source; Lecturer in Biochemistry
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Faridah Zaman

Fellow & Tutor in History; Associate Professor of the History of Britain and the World
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Noa Zilberman

Fellow & Tutor in Engineering; Associate Professor of Engineering Science
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Philip West

Fellow & Tutor in Early Modern English Literature; Associate Professor of English
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Robin Klemm

Fellow & Tutor in Medicine; Associate Professor of Physiological Metabolism
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Benjamin Thompson

Fellow and Tutor in Medieval History; Associate Professor of Medieval History; Associate Head (Education) of Humanities Division, Oxford University
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Damian Tyler

Additional Fellow and Tutor in Medicine; Professor of Physiological Metabolism; British Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow; Director of MR Physics at the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR)
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Annie Sutherland

Rosemary Woolf Fellow & Tutor in Old and Middle English; Associate Professor of English
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Almut Suerbaum

Fellow & Tutor in German; Associate Professor of German
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Richard Stone

Vice-Principal; Fellow & Tutor in Engineering; Professor of Engineering Science
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Fiona Stafford FBA, FRSE

Fellow & Tutor in English Literature; Professor of English Language and Literature
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Charles Spence

Fellow & Tutor in Experimental Psychology; Professor of Experimental Psychology and Head of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory
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Francesca Southerden

Fellow & Tutor in Italian; Associate Professor of Italian
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Elena Seiradake

Fellow & Tutor in Biochemistry; Professor in Molecular Biology
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Vivien Parmentier

Fellow & Tutor in Physics; Associate Professor in Particle Physics
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Luke Pitcher

Fellow & Tutor in Classics; Associate Professor in Classical Languages and Literature
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Charlotte Potts

Woolley Fellow & Tutor in Classical Archaeology; Sybille Haynes Lecturer in Etruscan and Italic Archaeology and Art
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Patricia Owens

Fellow & Tutor in International Relations; Professor of International Relations
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Natalia Nowakowska

Fellow & Tutor in History; Professor in Early Modern History
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Louise Mycock

Fellow & Tutor in Linguistics; Associate Professor in Linguistics
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Lois McNay

Fellow & Tutor in Politics; Professor of Theory of Politics
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Renaud Lambiotte

Fellow & Tutor in Mathematics; Professor of Networks and Nonlinear Systems
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Margaryta Klymak

Fellow & Tutor in Economics
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Simon Kemp

Fellow & Tutor in French; Associate Professor of French
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Michelle Jackson

Fellow & Tutor in Ecology; Associate Professor of Freshwater/Marine Ecology
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Christopher Hare

Fellow & Tutor in Law; Travers Smith Associate Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law; Dean
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Michael Hayward

Fellow & Tutor in Inorganic Chemistry; Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
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Renier van der Hoorn

Fellow & Tutor in Plant Sciences; Associate Professor of Plant Sciences
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Beate Dignas

Barbara Craig Fellow & Tutor in Ancient History; Associate Professor in Ancient History
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Julie Dickson

Fellow & Tutor in Law; Professor of Legal Philosophy
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Robert Davies

Fellow & Tutor in Statistics; Associate Professor of Statistical and Population Genomics
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Samantha Sebastian Dieckmann

Fellow & Tutor in Music; Associate Professor in Music Faculty of Music
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Jonathan Burton

Sue and Kevin Scollan Fellow & Tutor in Organic Chemistry; Professor of Organic Chemistry
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Daniel Anthony

Fellow & Tutor in Medicine; Professor of Experimental Neuropathology
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Dan Ciubotaru

Diana Brown Fellow & Tutor in Pure Maths; Professor of Mathematics
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Karen Margrethe Nielsen

Fellow & Tutor in Philosophy; Associate Professor in Philosophy
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Prateek Agrawal

Fellow & Tutor in Physics; Associate Professor in Particle Physics
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