Meet the Editorial Team

Current Editorial Staff

Chief Editor

Muzammil Arif Din s/o Abdul Jabbar (Arif)

Arif is a fourth-year student at the University of Cambridge on the MB-PhD programme, combining medical studies with a PhD. Arif has a particular interest in the how policy affects research and medicine and has had a wide range of experiences in both policy and science, on the ground as a volunteer under a Member-of-Parliament and as a researcher in scientific labs and hospitals. As Chief Editor, Arif is looking forward to leading the journal team in editing and publishing subsequent volumes of the Cambridge Journal of Science and Policy.

Managing Editor

Georgia Turner

Georgia is a second year PhD student at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. Her research focuses on the psychology of social media use. She was Chief Editor of CJSP for Volume 4, 2022-2023.


Ellen is a recent alumna of Homerton College and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science who is passionate about reproductive technologies and women’s health. Her MPhil in Health, Medicine, and Society employed visual culture to explore the development of contraceptives in Britain. Ellen is interested in evidence-based policy outcomes that centre patient experiences and marginalised voices in the reproductive and new medical technologies spaces and beyond. Her wider interests pertain to ED&I advocacy in academia, higher education institutions, and sports, which Ellen has pursued during her time at Cambridge through the Homerton Changemakers initiative and her role as Vice President of Homerton MCR. Ellen aims to use her role as a Journal Team Editor to help democratise access to science and ensure upcoming editions of the CJSP continue to bridge the gap between research and policy for a variety of audiences.

Ronnie is a third year undergraduate natural sciences student specialising in philosophy of science. Recently, Ronnie was engaged in a research project in the department of history and philosophy of science, specifically examining approaches to misinformation in social psychology. His current research interests lie in policy responses to rapidly developing technologies and the philosophy of a misinformation science. He is a passionate communicator of science and has participated as a mentor and teacher in numerous science focused outreach projects, including the university’s STEM SMART scheme.

Amelia is a PhD student based in the Department of Pathology studying potential targets in the Plasmodium genome for transmission blocking in malaria. Previously she completed a BSC in Biology at the University of Leeds. Outside of the lab, she is a keen musician and creative writer.

Maria is a PhD student in the Engineering for Sustainable Development Group. Maria’s PhD research explores how cities manage physical infrastructure systems to protect public health from climate-related hazards. She has an interest in the intersection between climate change, infrastructure, and health policy. Maria was also an Editor in the previous CUSPE Committee and looks forward to editing submissions to the Cambridge Journal of Science and Policy in the upcoming academic year.

Grace is a PhD student in the biochemistry department studying mechanisms of colon cancer metastasis with the NIH-OxCam program. Her project is split between the de la Roche laboratory and the Hammer laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Prior to starting at Cambridge, Grace completed her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Afterwards, she worked as a research assistant in the Toker laboratory at Harvard Medical School studying cellular signalling in breast cancer. Grace is passionate about utilising policy to improve education in the biological sciences for youth and the greater public.

Georgina is a fourth-year undergraduate student studying Biochemistry at Sidney Sussex College and is currently completing a project testing a new gene editing strategy. She is particularly interested in the role of policy in influencing medicine and research and is passionate about science communication in a variety of formats, having previously managed the BlueSci magazine and volunteered with CHaOS.

Valeria Zambianchi

Valeria is a fourth year PhD candidate working on the history of climate change mitigation, jointly based at the faculty of social sciences (KU Leuven, Belgium) and at the faculty of geosciences (Utrecht University, the Netherlands). She explores the interactions between policies affecting climate change mitigation and their effects on the uptake of ready-to-deploy renewable energy technologies. She is passionate about transformative research on Earth system governance and narratives, to further our understanding on knowledge co-production. Before starting her PhD, Valeria completed an MPhil in Environmental Policy at Cambridge University. As a Journal Team Editor, she aims to support the publication of critical and reflexive pieces on the science-policy nexus.


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. Her popular science writing has appeared in NatureScientific AmericanNational GeographicAstronomy & Geophysics, etc. She has lectured internationally, with her talks delivered at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, the University of California-Berkeley, and more. She has done international award-winning work in artificial intelligence and was a 2021 winner of the Library of Congress/ABAA National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest for her collection, “Life through Space and Time: A Personal Journey through Modern Science, Collecting Hand-signed Autographs, Manuscripts, and First Editions.” Shannon is returning for her second year on the committee as Webmaster.

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