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

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. He has taught Philosophy and Government and Politics at MPW since 2011.

Academic Director International

Tim Joseph read Modern Languages at UCL and completed a Masters in Teaching at the Institute of Education. Before joining MPW he was Principal of Chelsea Independent College.

Directors of Studies

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 and was appointed Director of Studies in 2014.

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.

David Shah obtained a first-class honours degree in History and completed his PhD in Renaissance Political History at the University of Leeds. He originally joined MPW Cambridge in 2007, holding the post of Director of Studies and teaching History/Ancient History and EAL until 2014, roles he has resumed in 2017.

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), PCGE, Mathematics
Rosa Austin LLB (UEA), Law
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
Anna Di Giovannantonio MA (Naples), Italian/Latin
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 Studies/ICT
Ana Jimenez BA (ARU), MA (De La Rioja), Spanish
Maria Manrique MSc (Catalunya), MSc (Paris), PhD (London), Mathematics/Physics
Tony Marriott BA (Hull), MSc (Sheffield), PGCE, Economics/Government and Politics
Lorna Morris BA (Hallam), PGCE, English
Inga Morrissey BA (Belarus State), MA (ARU), CELTA, EAL/Russian
Susan Mortlock Rajasinghe BA (London), MA (London), English
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
Jayshri Rajput-Williams BSc (London), PhD (London), PGCE, Biology
Jamil Rashid BA (London Met), MA (London Met), PGCE, Philosophy/Religious Studies
Joel Rickard BA (Kent), MA (Kent), PhD (Kent), PGCE, Government and Politics/Philosophy
Cheryl Sacht BSc (Cape Town), MSc (Cape Town), PhD (Cape Town), PGCE, Chemistry
Mandy Schwarz BEd (Dresden), MEd (Dresden), German
David Shah BA (Leeds), PhD (Leeds), RSA TEFL, History/Ancient History/EAL
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
Hilary Street BA (Reading), Business Studies
Toby Taylor BA (ARU), MA (London), CELTA, EAL
Adam Tomlinson BA (Liverpool), PGCE, History
Chris Waites MA (Cantab), Mathematics
Angela Waller BA (Sussex), MA (ARU), Government and Politics
Nicky Wharton BA (Reading), PGCE, History
Layla Whitworth MA (Cantab), MPhil (Cantab), Biology/Mathematics
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