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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership


The AHRC DTP is supported by an Advisory Board, which comprises senior representatives of organisations from across the globe.  Their support enables Cambridge University to deliver a truly innovative DTP that will produce future leaders working across both academic and non-academic professions.  

Our Advisory Board comprises senior leaders from:

British Telecom

Dr Stephen Cassidy is a Chief Researcher at British Telecom.  With a history dating back to the very first commercial telegraph service in the 1840s, BT is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, operating in 170 countries.  

Brook Lapping

Greg Sanderson is Managing Director of Brook Lapping - one of the UK’s most dynamic and respected producers of factual programming, with a global reputation for excellence in production and storytelling. Prior to joining Brook Lapping, Greg was the Commissioning Editor for Arts, Music and Events at the BBC – responsible for programmes as varied as David Starkey’s Music and Monarchy, and The Proms. 

Cambridge Angels

John Yeomans is an Angel investor specialising in data businesses, particularly in digital media and communications.  He was Chairman of Cambridge Angels from 2013-2016 and is Chairman of Wazoku, Merchenta and Zanran as well as a director of FirstCapital, SharedBand, Lungfish and Fresh4Cast.  John regularly mentors entrepreneurs and is trustee of the education charity Onebillion Learners.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Paul Crawford is Chief Economist and Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, where his team supports the evidence and analysis needs of the arts, and the measurement and analysis of the growth and wellbeing impacts of culture and sports activities and institutions. He was previously a Deputy Director in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with responsibilities for the economics of growth and productivity at both the macroeconomic and microeconomic level.  Before joining government, Paul worked as an academic at UEA, Bristol, and Cambridge Universities.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Eva-Maria Magel is Cultural Editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), the German newspaper with the widest circulation abroad.  Eva-Maria studied in Regensburg and at the University of Konstanz, where she graduated with a thesis on Mme de Staël.


Professor Helen Weinstein is Director of the media production company, Historyworks, an organisation that brings together highly talented media industry professionals to bridge the gap between knowledge and public engagement.   During her career as both an academic and working with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  Helen has produced over eighty documentaries and history programmes for both radio and television.  Professor Weinstein also holds appointments on a variety of Editorial and Commissioning Boards, including the History Editorial Advisory Board for the BBC.

Humber Bridge Board

Dr Kevin Moore was recently appointed Chief Executive of the Humber Bridge Board.  Kevin is leading the team to turn the Bridge into a landmark tourist attraction, with a lift experience and exhibition centre.  This short virtual film captures the planned vision for this inspirational initiative:

Dr Moore is a museum studies scholar and was formerly Director of the National Football Museum. His numerous publications include Museums and Popular Culture (1997).

National Football Museum

John Hughson is Professor of Sport and Cultural Studies at the University of Central Lancashire and Director of the International Football Institute. His working partnership with the National Football Museum has involved him in a number of 'football as culture' projects and related public engagement activities. His most recent book is England and the 1966 World Cup: A Cultural History (2016).


Commander Andy Corbett was Military Assistant to Director General of the NATO International Military Staff until 2017.  Andy was a career submarine officer in the Royal Navy, having commanded the Trident submarines HMS Vengeance and HMS Vanguard. 

Springer Nature

Tim Britton is the Managing Director of the Open Research Group at Springer Nature.  Prior to joining the company, Tim was Head of Strategy & Transformation at r2i (PwC’s global data research and insight centre of excellence). Before that, he spent eight years at international internet-based market research firm YouGov in a number of leadership roles, most recently as Chief Executive UK and Head of Global Reports.

The Reading Agency

Sue Wilkinson, MBE, is Chief Executive of The Reading Agency, a national charity whose mission is to inspire people of all ages to read. In their first ten years, The Reading Agency reached 7 million people across the UK through their work with libraries, publishers and other partners. By 2018 they aim to create another 12 million opportunities to read, for children, young people and adults.  Sue read history at Cambridge and then trained as a teacher and as a museum educator. Most recently, Sue was Director of Policy and Research at the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and Director of Government and Academic Liaison at Elsevier.

United Nations

Professor Dalia Leinarte was recently elected Chair of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) at the United Nations. She is also Professor of History and Director of Gender Studies Centre at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Dalia writes extensively on women and family in Imperial Russia, and former Soviet Union. 


AHRC DTP students benefit from Masterclass sessions with each of our Advisory Board members together with an exciting programme of internships