President: Gabrielle McClymont
Vice President: Katie Cohen
Secretary: Ellie Blake
Treasurer: Jerry Chen
Policy Challenges Coordinator: Orla Woodward
Orla is a third year PhD student at the Institute of Metabolic Science researching the gut-brain axis in the control of appetite and feeding behaviour. Orla previously completed an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Durham University and an MRes in the Biology of Ageing. Through her role as Policy Challenges Coordinator, Orla aims to build relationships between Cambridge academics and Cambridgeshire County Council, and enable early-career researchers to gain experience working on real-world policy issues. Orla completed the 2019 round of Policy Challenges.
Finance & Fundraising
Finance & Fundraising Lead: Grace Field
Grace is a second year PhD student working on philosophy of physics at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. She studies analogue black holes, table-top systems used as models of astrophysical black holes, to assess the limits of analogical reasoning in scientific evidence production. She is passionate about bringing critical perspectives on science into the public realm, both through effective science communication and the cultivation of transparent science policy decision-making. As Finance and Fundraising Lead, she aims to strengthen CUSPE’s industry and University-wide partnerships.
Finance & Fundraising Officer: Tara Bhagat
Forum Lead: Simone Eizagirre Barker
Simone is a graduate student at the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, focused on photonics, optoelectronics and functional materials. Beyond research, she is very interested in science journalism and policy, and is currently co-host of the Cambridge University BlueSci Podcast, and writes articles about the intersections between science, technology and society, which have been published on online platforms such as Massive Science and Salon.
Forum Officer: Thomas Freitag
Forum Officer: Octavia Rookes
Lectures Lead: Argyris Zardilis
Lectures Officer: Sarah Nelson
Sarah is a second year PhD student researching climate policy and social change, based at the Department of Engineering and Darwin College. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in economics and physics from the University of Auckland, and a Masters in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before moving to Cambridge, she worked at the New Zealand Treasury and in economic consulting, which spurred her interest in environmental policy and regulation. Sarah joined CUSPE through the 2019 Policy Challenges, where she helped develop a climate forecast for Cambridgeshire.
Workshops Lead: Richard Moulange
Workshops Officer: Lane Atmore
Cambridge Journal of Science and Policy
Chief Editor: Emma Brown
Managing Editor: Michele Sanguiani
Michele is a member of Gonville & Caius College and a PhD student at the Centre for Misfolding Diseases (Department of Chemistry). His research involves the systems biology and biophysics underlying neurodegenerative processes and ageing, with a focus on protein aggregation in Alzheimer’s disease. Before coming to Cambridge, Michele received a Diploma in Biology from Scuola Normale Superiore and an MSc in Biology Applied to Biomedical Sciences from the University of Pisa. Michele is interested in the relationship between science and the law and how policy making might address the challenges arising from their interaction. He is among the founders and was the editor in chief for the first volume of the Cambridge Journal of Science and Policy.
Editor: Paolo Andrich
Editor: Zak Lakota-Baldwin
Editor: Thomas Freitag
Editor: Paula Martin Gonzalez
Editor: Kate Howlett
Kate is a PhD student of zoology, based in the University Museum of Zoology and funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. Her research is focused on green space in UK primary schools, investigating their potential for improving children’s wellbeing and connection to nature, as well as the potential for biodiversity conservation within these spaces. She has previously completed an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Human Evolution & Behaviour at UCL.
Editor: Dillon Rinauro
Editor: Carolyn Rogers
Editor: Darius Sultani
Networking and Social Leads
Social Officer: Orla Woodward
Social Officer: Isabel Esain Garcia
Marketing & Communications
Marketing & Communications Lead: Ernestine Hui
Ernestine is a PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and the Cambridge Graphene Centre. Currently, she is developing a graphene-based brain on a chip platform for the study of neurodegenerative diseases. She has previously completed a Graphene Technology MRes and a Materials Science and Engineering MEng. Ernestine has a strong interest in the scientific evidence provided when creating policies and is currently tackling the evidence surrounding the type of support care leavers require when transitioning from a supported young person into an independent adult.