Faculty - The Oxford Tradition

Our faculty is comprised of Rhodes, Gates, Marshall and Fulbright scholars; top academics from local universities and acclaimed institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Columbia; and creative professionals and performers. Each has been chosen for their qualifications and experience, and especially for their love of teaching young people.

Dr. Predrag Bjelogrlic

MD University of Belgrade, MSc University of London

Dr. Bjelogrlic is the Principal Teaching Fellow in Clinical Medicine at the St. Andrews University School of Medicine. After graduating in Medicine from the University of Belgrade, he moved to Britain and completed a number of internships before reading for an MSc in Histopathology in London. Since 1997, he has taught full-time at the University of St. Andrews, where he is a tutor and supervisor as well as the Objective Structured Clinical Examination Manager and the Clinical Medicine Skills Program Coordinator.

Abigail Branford

BA Rhodes University, BA University of Cape Town, MPhil University of Cambridge, MSc University of Oxford

She is interested in the role of secondary school education in shaping and reshaping our understanding of society, power and justice. In particular she focuses on history education as a vehicle for dialogue in divided societies. This focus entails engaging with a wide range of fields such as transitional justice, peace education, citizenship, gender, sexuality and postcolonialism.

Dr. Daniel Jordan
British History

BA University College Dublin, PhD University College Dublin

Dr. Jordan wrote a doctorate in 17th century British History at University College, Dublin, and as a Visiting Scholar at Hertford College in the University of Oxford. He is a published historian and has had articles featured in The Journal of the Butler Society and The History Review, for the latter of which he has also served as Senior Editor. He has delivered papers to conferences and societies, such as the Irish Historical Society, and taught high-school level students in both Dublin and Oxford. His research interests include the social history of the British aristocracy and the history of material and court culture.

Dr. Maddalena Marini

MS University of Padua, PhD University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Dr. Marini is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. She is interested in the factors that influence our unconscious behaviors (like our implicit social beliefs), and the conditions under which these unintentional behaviors can become malleable. To address this issue, she uses different techniques, including behavioral paradigms, event-related potentials (ERPs) and non-invasive brain stimulation (like transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation).