Meet the Editorial Team


Current Editorial Staff

Chief Editor

Georgia is a PhD student at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, studying the link between social media use and mental health. Previously, she completed Brain and Mind Sciences MSc at UCL, and before that, Natural Sciences & Philosophy BA at Cambridge. She is looking forward to being Chief Editor of the Cambridge Journal of Science and Policy this year, and hoping to encourage submissions about all areas of science and policy, from writers with any level of experience (including none) across all career stages.

Managing Editor

Kate is a PhD student in zoology, based in the University Museum of Zoology and funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. Her research focuses on green space in UK primary schools, investigating their potential for improving children’s wellbeing and connection to nature, as well as their potential for biodiversity conservation. She has previously completed an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Human Evolution & Behaviour at UCL. Kate has worked as a Postgraduate Fellow at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, where she produced a POSTnote on environmental housing standards. She led the Journal Team for Volume 3 of CJSP.

Editors and Copy Editors

Christopher (he/him) is a final-year medical student with a special interest in neuroscience, psychiatry, global health and medical education. He cares about promoting cross-cultural accessibility in science, combating mental health stigma and finding compassionate, effective and sustainable solutions to scientific misinformation. He is a Prince Philip Scholar, as well as a Scholar at the Health Leadership Academy. Outside of medicine, Christopher is an active musician in jazz, rock-pop and classical scenes, and a keen cook.

Katy is in the fourth-year of her PhD in the Biochemistry department, focussing on understanding the role of enzymes in assembling the plant cell wall. She previously played a part in organising a science policy summit and action programme (Shaping Horizons), which has led to her interest in the role of policy in bridging the gap between academic research in the lab and real-world implementation. She is also a painter outside of the lab and is keen to find ways of using art to represent science research.


Maria is a PhD student who is part of the Engineering for Sustainable Development Group and the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment (FIBE2 CDT). Maria’s PhD research explores how cities manage physical infrastructure systems to protect public health from climate-related hazards. Maria is working with several UK and international cities as part of her research project, and the end goal of the research is to inform future policy and best practice on how to develop preventive infrastructure responses to protect public health in a changing climate.

Grace is a PhD student in the Department of Psychiatry, where she also earned her MPhil degree. Grace’s research explores ways of optimising the efficacy of gamified virtual reality biofeedback interventions for the treatment of anxiety and stress. She has a particular interest in the children population and hopes to understand how clinicians could best utilise serious games to empower children in improving mental health symptoms. As a mental health advocate, she believes that gamified interventions have great potential in helping individuals overcome the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illnesses. She is a scholar at the Cambridge Trust, as well as the Croucher Foundation. 

Macy is a second-year Medicine undergrad at Gonville and Caius College. She did a summer internship writing an article on CTE and sports policies. This has sparked her interest to translate scientific discoveries to real-life policies that benefit people’s lives. She also enjoys painting in her spare time.

Emilie De Montpellier


Blanca Piera Pi-Sunyer


Kishan Sisodiya

Kishan is a third-year undergraduate student in Natural Sciences, specialising in genetics. His key interests include epigenetics, genome evolution and computational genomics. Kishan is particularly interested in the overlap between genetics and society, and the implementation of relevant policy.


Argyris is originally from Cyprus and is currently working at Sainsbury Laboratory. He did his undergraduate in Computer Science at the University of Southampton, followed by an MPhil in Computational Biology at the University of Cambridge and a PhD with Prof Andrew Millar (Biology) and Prof Gordon Plotkin (Computer Science) at the University of Edinburgh entitled ‘Modelling language for Biology with applications’.

Aiwei is a final-year PhD student at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Her PhD is focused on studying the molecular biology of mammalian circadian rhythms. Prior to this, she completed a MSci in Cell Biology at University College London. She is interested in science and health policy and was a Policy Fellow at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in 2022, where she produced two POSTnotes on inclusion in elite sports.

Nicolas is a PhD doctoral student in the Department of Earth & Environment at Boston University (BU), Massachusetts, United States. A native of France, he holds a BA in Economics from Grenoble-Alps University (France); a MSc in Development Economics & Applied Econometrics from Paris Sorbonne University (France); and a MSc in Environmental Economics & Climate Change from the London School of Economics & Political Science (UK), with a major in resource extraction modelling, energy economics and environmental policy. As part of his doctoral research, Nicolas combines climate econometrics tools with Computable General Equilibrium frameworks to estimate, model and project crop yield sensitivities to future climate change impacts taking into account regional heterogeneities and irrigation intensities. Nicolas is also co-chair of the Workshops and Panels Working Group of the BU Science Policy Group and was recently appointed Teaching Fellow in the Dept. of General Education at Harvard University (Cambridge, US).

Lukas Gunschera

Lukas is a research assistant and incoming PhD student at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, studying digital media and mental health. Before coming to Cambridge, he obtained an MSc in Psychological research from the University of Amsterdam and a BSc in Psychology from the Radboud University. Lukas is passionate about innovative, open, high-quality research, and was a Psychology Honours and Interdisciplinary Honours scholar in the Netherlands.

Art Editors

Lia Bote

Lia is a first-year PhD student at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, currently doing a ten-week rotation with Mara Lawniczak’s lab on screening Plasmodium falciparum samples from Ugandan mosquito extracts for antimalarial drug resistance. Prior to this, she completed her BSc in Cell Biology at UCL, where she explored a novel antibiotic combination for treating multidrug resistant E. coli. She hopes to address questions of public health and infectious disease at the intersection between science and society.

Vivian Zhao

Vivian is an MPhil student in the Population Health Sciences program. She completed her undergraduate studies in Cell & Molecular Biology at Barnard College of Columbia University, where she wrote her thesis delineating the neural circuitry involved in spatial memory encoding. With interests in addressing structural limitations to effective mental health interventions and improving scientific communication, she is excited to serve as an art editor for CJSP as well as develop engaging, timely lectures with the CUSPE team.

Web Team

Shannon is an alumna of the University of Cambridge and is a member of St Edmund’s College where she studied for a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science as a Cambridge Trusts Scholar. She also holds two master’s degrees: a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University and a Master of Arts degree in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University.

Want to Join Us?

In August/September of each year we recruit a new editorial board to start in October, at the start of the academic year. To apply for any of the positions please email