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Personal and Professional Development


The Academic Practice Group contributes to the development of academic and research staff and of doctoral students.  We co-ordinate a programme of workshops, seminars and briefings addressing some of the fundamental responsibilities of academic life at Cambridge as well as approaoches to developing individuals.

To contact a member of the Academic Practice team or to find out more about their responsibilities please click the links below.

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Dr Meg Tait

Head of Academic Practice Group



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Dr Anna Gannon

PHEP Development Consultant


Researcher Development Programme

The members of the Researcher Development Programme can be found below.

For more information please visit the RDP website.


Dr Ben Murton

Researcher Developer

(Graduate School of Life Sciences)


Dr Matthew Lane

Researcher Developer

(Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)


Dr Sonja Tomaskovic

Researcher Developer

(Physical Sciences and Technology)


Hannah Clements

Researcher Developer

(Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Staff)


Dr Mary Beth Benbenek

Researcher Developer

(Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Staff)


Fiona Sutton

Programme Manager


Samantha Jolley

Programme Coordinator


Ruth Laing

VLE Resource Developer