Past group members

The majority of past group members have stayed in the field of organic chemistry and gained jobs in both the UK and the US with major pharmaceutical companies.
Dr Peter Moore (postdoc, 1995-1997) went on to be a synthetic organic chemist at AstraZeneca.
Dr Clare Stevenson (PhD, 1995-1998) went on to be a medicinal organic chemist at Albany Molecular (NY state, US).
Dr Paul Guyo (PhD, 1995-1998) did a postdoc with George Olah- Nobel Laureate (Los Angeles, US) and went on to be a synthetic organic chemist with AstraZeneca.
Dr Mike Waring (PhD, 1996- 1999) did a postdoc with Phil Magnus (Texas, US) and went on to be a medicinal organic chemist with AstraZeneca.
Dr Rakesh Harji (PhD, 1996- 1999) started as a synthetic organic chemist with AstraZeneca: he went on to be a patent attorney with AstraZeneca.
Dr Jon Winter (PhD, 1997-2000) went on to be a medicinal organic chemist with AstraZeneca.
Dr Kevin Blades (postdoc, 1997-2000) went on to be a synthetic organic chemist with AstraZeneca.
Dr Karl Ace (PhD, 1997-2000) did a postdoc with J. Sutherland (Manchester) and then worked as a production chemist for GlaxoSmithKline.
Dr Andrew McRiner (PhD, 1997-2000) went on to be a medicinal organic chemist with Novartis (New Jersey, US).
Dr Andrew Calabrese (postdoc, 1999-2001) went on to be a medicinal organic chemist with Pfizer.
Dr Ali Raoof (PhD, 2002) went on to be a synthetic organic chemist with Evotec OAI (Abingdon).
Dr Lee Mitchell (PhD, 1999-2001) did a postdoc with Professor N. Simpkins (Notingham).
Dr J. -B. Guillermin (PhD, 1999-2001) did a postdoc with Professor P. Grieco (Montana, US).
Dr David House (postdoc, 2000-2002) went on to be a medicinal organic chemist with GlaxoSmithKline.
Dr Catherine Headley (PhD, 1999-2002) did a postdoc wth Dr. S. Marsden (Leeds).
Dr James Logan (PhD, 1999-2002) went on to be a synthetic organic chemist with Almac Sciences Limited.
Dr Laura Mace (D.Phil, 2000-2003) did a postdoc with Professor J. White (Oregon State University, US) and then worked as a process research chemist with GlaxoSmithKline (Tonbridge).
Dr Peter Johnson (D.Phil, 2000-2003) did a postdoc with Professor V. Rawal (University of Chicago) and went on to be a medicinal organic chemist with VastOx (Oxford).
Dr F. Turner (D.Phil, 2000-2003) went on to be a synthetic organic chemist with Ferring Ltd (Southampton) .
Dr David Carbery (postdoc 2003) did another postdoc with Alan Armstrong (Imperial College) and went on to be a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Bath.
Dr R. Pye (postdoc 2002-2004) is currently a medicinal organic chemist with VastOx (Oxford).
Dr H. Sintim (postdoc 2002-2004) did a postdoc with Eric Kool (Stanford) and went on to be an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Maryland (US).
Dr Sam Butterworth (DPhil, 2001-2004) is currently a medicinal organic chemist with AstraZeneca.
Dr Graeme Freestone (DPhil, 2001-2004) went on to be a postdoc with K. C. Nicolaou (Scripps, California).
Dr Peter Turner (DPhil, 2002-2005) went on to be a process research chemist with GlaxoSmithKline (Stevenage).
Dr Alan Ironmonger (postdoc 2005-06) went on to be a process research chemist with GlaxoSmithKline (Tonbridge).
Dr Caroline Rigby (DPhil 2002-2005) went on to be a research chemist at Peakdale Molecular.
Dr Majid Chughtai (DPhil 2002-2005) went on to work for Shell as a research chemist.
Dr Robert Harris (DPhil 2003-2006) went on to be a process research chemist with GlaxoSmithKline (Stevenage).
Dr Dale Johnson (DPhil 2003-2006) went on to be a medicinal chemist with GlaxoSmithKline (Harlow).
Dr Paolo Innocenti (postdoc 2006-2007) went on to be a research chemist at Dextra.
Dr Carole Bataille (postdoc 2005-2007) did a postdoc in Prof. Steve Davies's group (Oxford).
Dr Gwydion Churchill (posdoc 2005-2007) went on to be a Process Chemist with AstraZeneca.
Dr Fátima Churruca (postdoc 2005-2007)
Dr David Klauber (DPhil 2004-2007) went on to be a process research chemist with AstraZeneca.
Dr Rhian Thomas (DPhil 2004-2007) went on to be a postdoc in Dr Martin Smith's group (Oxford).
Dr Farrah Bhatti (DPhil 2004-2007) went on to work for the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dr Matthew Cheeseman (2006-2008) went on to be a medicinal chemist with the Institute of Cancer Research (Sutton)
Dr Lisa Fishlock (DPhil 2005-2008)
Dr Irene Walz (postdoc 2007-2008)
Dr Maria-Héléna Gonçalves-Farbos (postdoc 2008-2009)
Professor Luiz Claudio Barbosa (sabbatical visitor 2008-2009) Contact Details: Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), 36570-000 Viçosa - MG - Brazil; email - lcab@ufv.br.
Dr Neil Kershaw (postdoc 2006-2009)
Dr Oliver Williams (DPhl 2005-2008) went on to be a chemist for BP Fuel and Lubricant Technology (Pangbourne).
Dr Pete Lindsay-Scott (DPhil 2006-2009) did a postdoc with K. C. Nicolau and went on to be a medicinal chemist at Lilly.
Dr Tim O'Riordan (DPhil 2006-2009) did a postdoc with A. G. M. Barrett and went on to be a medicinal chemist at Syngenta.
Dr Aida Flores (2007-2010) went on to be a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Instituto de Química Médica, CSIC, Madrid.
Dr Ptoton Mnangat (2006-2009)
Dr John Bower (2008-2010) went on to be a Royal Society University Reseach Fellow at the University of Bristol.
Dr Manuel Peifer (2009-2010) went on to be a postdoc at Princeton.
Dr Gráinne Hargaden (2007-2010) went on to be a lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Dr Jess Kershaw (2006-2010) went on to be a patent attorney with Carpmaels and Ransford, London.
Dr Adam Lacy (2008-2011) did a Postdoc at ETH, Zurich.
Dr Cedric Callens (2008-2011) worked as a medicinal chemist at the Institute of Cancer Research
Dr Mikhail Kabesov (2008-2011) went on to be a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Loughborough
Dr Stefanie Mesch (2010-2011) went on to be a medicinal chemist at Novartis
Dr Matthew Connolly (2008-2011) went on to be a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sheffield
Dr José Basutto (2008-2011) went on to be a postdoc at the University of Canberra.
Dr Paul Winship (2007-2011) went on to be a medicinal chemist at the Institute of Cancer Research, London
Dr Emma Wallace (2007-2011) went on to be a trainee patent attorney at Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Oxford
Dr Ali Jahanshahi (2007-2012) went on to be an Industry liaison officer at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Dr Kirsty Luscombe (2009-2012) went on to be a Development Technologist Infineum, Abingdon
Dr Christian Winter (postdoc, 2010-2012) went on to be a research scientist (crop protection) with BASF, Germany
Dr Radoslaw Lipinski (PhD, 2008-2012) went on to be a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas at Austin
Dr Akshat Rathi (PhD, 2008-2013) went on to be the Science and Technology editor for The Conversation
Dr Rob Pullin (postdoc, 2011-2013) went on to be a medicinal chemist at Vertex Pharmaceutical
Dr Louis Chan (postdoc, 2011-2013) went on to be a postdoctoral researcher in the Balasubramanian group at the University of Cambridge
Dr Ben Pilgrim (part II and DPhil, 2008-2013) went on to do a postdoc at the University of Cambridge.
Dr Chris Jones (postdoc, 2009-2013) went on to be a research fellow at Queen Mary, University of London.
Dr Mike Tucker (part II and DPhil, 2008-2013) went on to be a medicinal chemist at the Institute of Cancer Research, London
Dr David Baker (DPhil, 2010-2014)
Dr Leo Hardegger (postdoc, 2013-2014) went on to be a medicinal chemist at Novartis
Dr Anne Kornahrens (DPhil, 2011-2014) returned to Scripps, San Diego, to complete her Skaggs/Oxford DPhil/PhD programme
Lena Rakers (Visiting Student) returned to the University of Münster to complete her Masters and PhD programmes
Dr Darren Poole (part II and DPhil, 2009-2014) went on to be a medicinal chemist at GlaxoSmithKline
Dr Matthew Tatton (DPhil, 2010-2014) went on to be a postdoctoral researcher at Syngenta
Dr Anatol Spork (postdoc, 2013-2015)
Dr Alice Gatland (part II and DPhil, 2010-2015) went on to be a medicinal chemist for Karus Therapeutics, Abingdon
Dr Di Shen (DPhil, 2011-2015)
Jacqueline Habegger (DPhil, 2011-2015)
Dr Ekaterina Melikhova (DPhil, 2012-2016) we on to be a medicinal chemist CatSci.
Dr Rosimeire Coura Barcelos (postdoc, 2014-2015)
Dr Xuezheng Yang (DPhil 2011-2016) went on to be a synthetic chemist at Peakdale Molecular.
Dr Yifan Liu (DPhil 2011-2016)
Dr Harish Potukuchi (postdoc, 2013-2016) went on to be a scientific advisor in New Delhi.
Dr Johannes Walker (DPhil, 2013-2017) went on to be a postdoc with Prof Martin Oestreich in Berlin.
Dr Ahria Roushanbakhti (DPhil, 2013-2017)
Dr Simon Werrel (DPhil, 2013-2017) went on to be a chemist at BASF.
Dr Sandra Balcells Garcia (DPhil, 2013-2017) went on to be a process chemist at Farmhispania.
Dr Henrique Esteves (DPhil, 2013-2017)
Dr Ignacio Colomer (postdoc 2014-2016) went on to be a postdoc with Prof Stephen Fletcher at the University of Oxford.
Dr James Frost (postdoc 2014-2017) went on to be a medicinal chemist at UCB.
Chris Delaforce (DPhil, 2014-2018)
Melodie Richardson (DPhil, 2014-2018)
Choon Boon Cheong (DPhil, 2014-2018)
Dr Maria Koyioni (postdoc 2017-2018)

Here are some photos of some previous members in case you wanted to see what they look like!
Postdoctoral Researchers
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Dr Andrew Calabrese (1999 - 2001)
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Dr David House (2000 - 2002)
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Dr Herman Sintim (2002 – 2004)
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Dr Richard Pye (2002 - 2004)
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Dr David Carberry (2003)
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Dr Alan Ironmonger (2005 - 2006)
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Dr Paolo Innocenti (2006 - 2007)
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Dr Fátima Churruca (2005-2007)
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Dr Gwydion Churchill (2005 - 2007)
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Dr Carole Bataille (2005 - 2007)
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Dr Matthew Cheeseman (2006-2008)
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Dr Irene Walz (2007-2008)  
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Dr Neil Kershaw (2006-2009)  
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Prof. Luiz Claudio A. Barbosa (Academic Visitor 2008-2009)
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Dr Maria-Héléna Gonçalves-Farbos (2008-2009)
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Dr Aida Flores (2007-2010)
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Dr John Bower (2008-2010)
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Professor Bill Malachowski (Academic Visitor, 2011)
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Dr Gráinne Hargaden (2007-2010)
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Dr Manuel Peifer (2009-2010)
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Dr Mikhail Kabesov (2008-2011)
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Dr Stefanie Mesch (2010-2011)
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Louis Chan (2011-2013)
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Rob Pullin (2011-2013)
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Dr Christian Winter (2010-2012)
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Dr Chris Jones (2009-2013)
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Dr Leo Hardegger (2013-2014)
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Dr Harish Potukuchi (2013-2016)
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Dr Rosimeire Coura Barcelos (2014-2015)
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Dr Anatol Spork (2013-2015)
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Dr Ignacio Colomer (2014-2016)
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Dr James Frost (2014-2017)
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Dr Maria Koyioni (2017-2018)
PhD and DPhil
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Dr Laura Mace (2000 - 2003)
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Dr Peter Johnson (2000 - 2003)
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Dr Sam Butterworth (2001 - 2004)
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Dr Leena Sisangia (2000 - 2003)
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Dr Felicity Turner (2000 - 2003)
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Dr John Fisher (2001 - 2004)
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Dr Graeme Freestone (2001 - 2004)
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Dr Caroline Rigby (2002 - 2005)
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Dr Allan Orr (2002 - 2005)
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Dr Majid Chughtai (2002 - 2005)
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Dr Pete Turner (2002 - 2005)
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Dr Jessica Chiu (2003 - 2006)
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Dr Carla Rosa (2003 - 2006)
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Dr Dale Johnson (2003 - 2006)
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Dr Rob Harris (2003 - 2006)
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Dr Emilie Rossignol (2003 - 2006)
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Dr David Klauber (2004 - 2007)
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Dr Farrah Bhatti (2004-2007)
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Dr Rhian Thomas (2004 - 2007)
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Dr Katherine Wheelhouse (2004 - 2007)
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Dr Lisa Fishlock (2005-2008)
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Dr Oliver Williams (2005-2008)
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Dr Ptoton Mnangat (2007-2010)
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Dr Tim O'Riordan (2006-2009)
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Dr Pete Lindsay-Scott (2006-2009)
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Dr Jess Keshaw (2006-2010)
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Dr Adam Lacy (2008-2011)
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Dr José Basutto (2008-2011)
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Dr Cedric Callens (2008-2011)
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Dr Matthew Connolly (2008-2011)
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Dr Paul Winship (2007-2011)
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Dr Emma Wallace (2007-2011)
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Dr Radoslaw Lipinski (2008-2012)
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Dr Kirsty Luscombe (2009-2012)  
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Dr Ali Jahanshahi (2007-2012)
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Dr Akshat Rathi (2008-2013)
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Dr Ben Pilgrim (2009-2013)
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Anne Kornahrens (2011-2014)
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Dr David Baker (2010-2014)
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Dr Michael Tucker (2009-2013)
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Dr Darren Poole (2009-2014)
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Dr Matthew Tatton (2010-2014)
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Dr Ekaterina Melikhova (2012-2016)
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Dr Di Shen (2011-2015)
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Dr Alice Gatland (2010-2015)
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Jaqueline Habegger (2011-2015)
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Dr Xuezheng Yang (2011-2016)
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Dr Ahria Roushanbakhti
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Dr Johannes Walker
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Dr Yifan Liu (2011-2016)
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Dr Henrique Esteves
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Dr Sandra Balcells Garcia
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Choon Boon Cheong
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Melodie Richardson
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Dr Simon Werrel (2013-2017)
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Chris Delaforce (2014-2018)
Part II
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Will Nieuwenhuys (2002 - 2003)
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Jason Rodrigues (2003 - 2004)
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Jen Thomson (2004 - 2005)
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Dave Gubb (2004 - 2005)
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Rob Davenport (2004 - 2005)
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Stuart Gordon (2004 – 2005)
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Johannes Kloesges (2005 - 2006)
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Alex Scott-Simons (2007-2008)
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Jacob Bush (2007-2008)
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Peter Wright (2006 - 2007)
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Mark Binley (2008-2009)
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Louise Walport (2008-2009)
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Nicholas Race (2009-2010)
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Michael O'Hagan (2009-2010)
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Constanze Neumann (2009-2010)
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Rosa Cookson (2010-2011)
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Kathryn Feeney (2010-2011)
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Geraint Jones (2011-2012)
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Dominic Affron (2011-2012)
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David Nzuruba (2010-2011)
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James Neuhaus (2011-2012)
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Wen Jie Ong (2011-2012)
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Greogory Craven (2012-2013)
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David Ashmore (2012-2013)
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Emily Summerton (2011-2012)
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Charlie McTernan (2012-2013)
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Ruchuta Nodd Ardkhean (2013-2014)
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Duncan Lindsey (2013-2014)
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Camilla Shotton (2013-2014)
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Khalil Davis (2013-2014)
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Jess Eastwood (2014-2015)
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Ziga Perko (2014-2015)
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Jack Hoffman (2015-2016)
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Niall Moon (2014-2015)
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Matt Reeves (2014-2015)
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Alex Kelly (2016-2017)
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Ben Williams (2016-2017)
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Kieran Paterson (2017-2018)
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Filip Muncan (2017-2018)
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Joe Emsley (2016-2017)
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Philip Smith (2017-2018)
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Brian Lam (2017-2018)