Tutors and Staff


Markus Bernhardt read Physics and completed his Masters and PhD at the University of Bonn. He first joined MPW in 2009 and prior to his most recent appointment was Headmaster at Sherradswood School in Hertfordshire.

Deputy Principal

Graham Almond obtained a first-class honours degree in Chemistry at Coventry University before completing a PhD and PGCE at the University of Durham. He has taught Chemistry at MPW Cambridge since 1997 and was appointed Deputy Principal in 2003.

Assistant Principal

Elpida Christianaki read English at Anglia Ruskin University before completing a Masters and a PhD at the University of Kent and then obtaining a PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has taught Classical Civilisation and English at MPW since 2011.

Head of Pastoral

Joel Rickard read Philosophy and completed a Masters and a PhD at the University of Kent, the latter after obtaining a PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University. Previously Assistant Principal, he first joined MPW in 2011.

Directors of Studies

Frankie Frangeskou read French and Literature at Staffordshire University before obtaining his PGCE. He teaches English and French and is currently studying towards a Master of Education at the University of Cambridge.

Peter Jenkins read History and Theology at St Mary's College, University of Surrey before completing a PGCE at Homerton College, Cambridge. He teaches History as well as being a Director of Studies.

Inga Morrissey read Modern Foreign Languages and Psychology at Belarus State University before completing a CELTA qualification and a Masters at Anglia Ruskin University. She has taught EAL and Russian at MPW since joining the college as Director of Studies in 2014.

Emma Smith read Geography at Newcastle University and completed her PGCE at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has been a Geography Tutor at MPW Cambridge since 2016 and before that she was Senior Tutor at MPW London.

Chris Young obtained a first class honours degree in English Language and English Language Teaching at Anglia Ruskin University after completing a CELTA qualification at Cambridge Regional College. He has taught English at MPW since 2014.

Teaching Staff

Graham Almond BSc (Coventry), PhD (Durham), PGCE, Chemistry
Seb Antoniou BA (De Montfort), Art and Design
Susanna Arkell MA (Oxon), PGCE, Mathematics

Alec Armstrong BA (Coventry), MA (Exeter), PGCE, MSc (ARU), Economics/Business
Rosa Austin LLB (UEA), Law

David Bowles BA (UEA), MA (UEA), PGCE (Keele), PhD (UEA), Psychology/Sociology

Simon Browne MA (Cantab), English/Film Studies/History of Art
Elpida Christianaki BA (ARU), MA (Kent), PhD (Kent), PGCE, Classical Civilisation/English
David Coates MA (Cantab), PGCE, Chemistry
John Cooter BSc (OU), MSc (London), Psychology
Andrew Corrie MA (Oxon), PhD (London), DipCS (Cantab), Chemistry
Yusuf Csabai BSc (ARU), PGCE, Mathematics
Susanne Dobrovolny MA (Vienna), PhD (Vienna), PGDip, History/German.

Abi Docherty MA (Oxon), MDES (Edinburgh College of Art), Creative Writing/English

Elaine Farrow MSc (UEA), PGCE, Chemistry

Richard Glass BA (ARU), MA (OU), PGCE, Geography/Sociology
Brigitte Grimshaw BA (London), PGCE, French
Brett Hughes BA (Macquarie), MA (Sydney), CThM (Cantab), DipEd, Business/ICT
Peter Jenkins BA (Surrey), PGCE, History

Ana Jimenez BA (ARU), MA (De La Rioja), Spanish

Neha Kataria BSc (Rohtak), MSc (Birmingham), Mathematics
Fidelis Landy BSc (Helsinki), MSc (Helsinki), PGDip, Economics

Mark Lassman BA (Essex), PGCE, Politics/History

Mark Leaford BSc (Stafford), PGCE, Geography/PE

Maria Manrique MSc (Catalunya), MSc (Paris), PhD (London), Mathematics/Physics
Tony Marriott BA (Hull), MSc (Sheffield), PGCE, Economics/Government and Politics

Krystian Mazurkiewicz BA (Hull), MA (Birmingham), English

Max Mazzoli BA (London), MPhil (Cambridge), CELTA, PGCE, EAL/Italian

Lorna Morris BA (Hallam), PGCE, English
Inga Morrissey BA (Belarus State), MA (ARU), CELTA, EAL/Russian
Susan Mortlock Rajasinghe BA (London), MA (London), English

Alawi Muthana BSc (Sanaa), MSc (Northampton), PGCE, Accounting/Business/Economics
Avi Naim BA (OU Israel), BA (Technion), MSc (Hebrew), PhD (Cantab), Mathematics/Physics
Nick Papanikolaou MPhys (Sussex), MSc (Sussex), PGCE, Mathematics
John Parry MA (Cantab), PhD (Cantab), PGCE, English

Lisa Pope BSc (Keele), PhD (Keele), Maths/Physics
Jayshri Rajput-Williams BSc (London), PhD (London), PGCE, Biology
Jamil Rashid BA (London Met), MA (London Met), PGCE, Philosophy/Religious Studies

Jack Rogers BSc (Aberystwyth), MSc (Aberystwyth), PGCE, History
Cheryl Sacht BSc (Cape Town), MSc (Cape Town), PhD (Cape Town), PGCE, Chemistry
Sara Shaw BA (Cantab), MA (ARU), PGCE, English Literature
Rika Smalman BA (Pretoria), BA (Rand Afrikaans), PGCE, Mathematics
Emma Smith BSc (Newcastle), PGCE, Geography
Ana Sobrino Gonzalez BA (Salamanca), BA (ARU), PGCE, Spanish

Darryl Storey BSc (Coventry), PGCE, Maths

Hilary Street BA (Reading), Business

Toby Taylor BA (ARU), MA (London), CELTA, EAL
Adam Tomlinson BA (Liverpool), PGCE, History

Kanwar Virdee BSc (Dundee), PhD (Sheffield), Biology
Chris Waites MA (Cantab), Mathematics
Sashila Walawwe BSc (Peradeniya), PhD (Manchester), CertEd, Biology/Chemistry

Angela Waller BA (Sussex), MA (ARU), Government and Politics
Nicky Wharton BA (Reading), PGCE, History
Layla Whitworth MA (Cantab), MPhil (Cantab), Biology
Dean Williams BA (ARU), CELTA, EAL

Ann Wood BA (Reading), CertEd, English
Brenda Wright BA (OU), CertEd, Mathematics
Chris Young BA (ARU), CELTA, EAL/English

Muhammad Zaman BSc (Punjab), PGDip (North London), Physics/Maths