Dr. Luke Berryman
BA University of Oxford, MA Boston University, PhD King’s College London
Luke is the Associate Director of Programming for Oxbridge Academic Programs. During his years in academia he gained several awards, including an academic exhibition and an instrumental scholarship from the University of Oxford, an Honor Award for Outstanding Achievement from Boston University, and a Scholarship from King’s College London. His doctoral thesis focused on the use of classical music in Nazi propaganda, and his principal research interests include critical theory, nineteenth-century German music, and the Third Reich. Luke maintains an active career as a concert pianist.
Dr. Jan Cosgrave
MA University of Glasgow, DPhil University of Oxford
Jan’s doctoral thesis explored the roles of subjective perception and objective markers of sleep (and how these can interact) in the formation of psychiatric symptomatology, with a focus on PLEs. Alongside she worked in the Oxford Early Invention Service specializing in sleep related complaints in psychosis. In 2017 Jan was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Farid Garas
MA, DPhil University of Oxford
Dr. Garas is a medical researcher. He departed the hospital for the laboratory after completing the initial phase of his clinical medical training, and gained a doctorate in pharmacology at the University of Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar. Recently he held a postdoctoral Fellowship at the MRC Brain Networks Dynamics Unit. He has since returned to his clinical work in order to qualify for practice as a medical doctor.
Dr. Vuyane Mhlomi
MBChB University of Cape Town
Dr. Mhlomi is a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. He is researching ways to make pregnancy safer for women suffering from cardiovascular disease. Dr. Mhlomi practiced medicine for several years in his native South Africa before coming to Oxford, during which time he also regularly published and presented his own research. He was recognized as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian newspaper, is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shaper cohort, and is an Oxford Global Leadership Initiative Fellow.
BA University of Pennsylvania, BSc Wharton School of Business
Rob is an investment analyst based in Prague. He acts as a principal for an international team of investors establishing a $100-million mezzanine fund focused on Central European real estate. His career began in the Real Estate Group of Salomon Smith Barney's New York Investment Banking Division. There he helped to lead several IPOs, raising over $7.5 billion in the process. Later Rob relocated to Europe to take on senior positions in venture capital. He worked first in Dublin and then in the Czech Republic. Most recently, Rob has consulted with The Gem Group, a London-based private equity fund.
Dr. Davide Volpi
BSc University of Pavia, MSc University of Pavia, DPhil University of Oxford
Dr. Volpi is a researcher at the University of Oxford, where he works in the Department of Oncology. His most recent projects have focused on the design and development of multi-spectral technologies for image-guided surgery, sentinel lymph node mapping in gynecological cancers during surgery, and the use of opto-electronic devices. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, and has won prizes from groups including the Oxford Cancer Research Center, the Oxford Cancer Imaging Center, and the Gray Institute. Dr. Volpi has also received substantial funding from Cancer Research UK, and has guided many undergraduates through oncology courses.