Eleanor Stride

BEng, PhD UCL, MA Oxf


I currently lecture in Mathematics for first year Engineering Science students and in Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery for D.Phil. Students in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation (http://www.ibme.ox.ac.uk/training/cdt) in addition to supervising third and fourth year and Masters student projects.

About me

I hold a BEng and PhD from University College London. Following the completion of my PhD in 2005 I was appointed to a lectureship and a Royal Academy of Engineering and EPSRC Research Fellowship and subsequently a Readership in 2010. I joined the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in Oxford in October 2011 when I also became a Fellow of St. Catherine’s.


I am part of the Biomedical Ultrasonics, Biotherapy and Biopharmaceutical Laboratory (BUBBL http://www.ibme.ox.ac.uk/research/non-invasive-therapy-drug-delivery) and my research is focused in two complementary areas:

(1) Drug delivery systems engineering

Advanced encapsulation methods for the fabrication of drug carriers

Controlled release and biophysics of therapeutic delivery -Theranostics and treatment monitoring

(2) Biomedical ultrasonics

Engineering microbubble agents for diagnostic and therapeutic applications

Physics of cavitation in high intensity focused ultrasound

Biophysical effects of ultrasound

Graduate Supervision

I currently supervise 8 DPhil students working in biomedical ultrasonics and drug delivery.

Fellow by Special Election in Engineering Science
Professor of Engineering Science

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What is so special about studying Materials Science at St. Catherine’s College?

Duncan | 3rd year Materials Science undergraduate

"The course material is initially delivered through lectures – around 12 hours of these per week – by senior faculty members who are all active researchers and leaders in the field. This material is supported by practical classes – around 6 hours hands on per fortnight in the first two years – and each is written up in report form. In the second year there is the opportunity to learn how to produce a business plan or to study a supplementary subject or language. In the third year you have a choice of study options; and you will complete a Team Design Project as well as an extended practical project in modelling or characterisation. Finally, the 4th year is, for me, a real crowning jewel of the course in Oxford – in this year you complete an 8 month research project with a research group in the Department (or overseas) and write up a thesis – this is a great opportunity to really focus on something interesting.

Tutorials – which are arranged within your individual college – are the centre point of your learning in the first 3 years and you will have 2 or 3 per week. For each tutorial you will have to complete some task – usually a problem set, sometimes an essay or a presentation – which is handed in to the tutor one or two days in advance for it to be marked. A problem set can be pretty tough and always requires you to revisit your lecture notes and do some more reading.

In the tutorial itself you meet with your tutor for that particular subject, usually in a pair, for around 1 hour. During that time you will receive feedback on the work you submitted, learn where you have not understood material fully, ask any questions you have from the problems or wider reading, and be pushed beyond what you know with discussions right up to the leading edge of the field. This is a fantastic opportunity and is what makes Oxford learning special. You will have many tutors and each will be knowledgeable in the specific subject for which they teach you.

Through so much intimate teaching you build really strong relationships with your tutors and learn a huge amount directly from their expertise. At St. Catherine’s this extends to a really closely knit group of students and tutors in Materials Science which is something we are all very pleased to be part of. Materials Science students at St. Catherine’s come from all over the world – currently including the UK, Portugal, Holland, Singapore, Malaysia, and China – and many different backgrounds. We come from state schools, independent school, and international schools – here that background does not matter.

St. Catherine’s Materials undergraduates are involved in the wider student community in many different ways and, in 2012-13, include: vice-president of the Engineering Society, president of the Portuguese Society, treasurer of the Materials Society (also founded from St. Catherine’s), and president of the Octopush (underwater hockey) club. Many students are also involved in college sports and other activities.

Materials Science undergraduates at St. Catherine’s consistently perform very well, which we are very proud of. In 2012, the following University awards all went to students from St. Catherine’s: best performance in Part I and Part II combined; best performance in Part I; best performance in MEM; best performance in the Preliminary Examinations; and best 3rd year team design project."

Geneviève Helleringer

MSc ESSEC, MSc Oxf, Maîtrise, Doctorat Paris I, Maîtrise Paris II, MSc Sciences Po, JD Columbia


I tutor in Roman Law, Contract Law and Company Law and also lecture in French Law and Legal Methods. 

About me

I was elected a Fellow by Special Election in Law in 2013. I was previously a JRF at St Catherine's. I am an associate professor at Essec Business School Paris-Singapore.

Every year I organise the Oxford French Law Moot Competition, convening teams from jurisdictions accross Europe and Americas. I also convene the Oxford Franco-British Annual Arbitration, Mediation and ADR Symposium.

In college, I convene the Visiting Fellows Lecture series. At the Law Faculty I am senior member of the Empirical Legal Studies Discussion Group.

I hold a JD from Columbia University (1999), an MSc in legal sociology from Paris II Panthéon Assas University (2009), as well as an MSc and a doctorate in private law from the Sorbonne University (2010) (receiving three national prizes for her doctoral thesis, including the French Academy Grand Prize). I am admitted to the New York and the Paris Bars. I studied maths, philosophy and literature, as an undergraduate, and economics and social sciences later at Essec Business School and Sciences-Po Paris, as well as experimental psychology at a graduate level at Oxford University.

Before completing my doctoral work, I worked for Shiseido in Japan and practised corporate law at Willkie Farr & Gallagher and at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York and Paris (2000-2006).

Once a gymnast in French national team, I now relax through gardening, piano-playing, and yoga.


My research focuses on contract, corporate and financial law and alternative dispute resolution, and draws on insights from economics, sociology and psychology. I have written, edited, or contributed to numerous books and articles. I am an executive editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation (Oxford University Press) and editorial board member of the Studies in European Economic Law and Regulation book series (Springer).

I have been a regular visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg.

I have recently engaged in an empirical study of private regulation of disputes. My main focus is on the conflict of interests deriving thereof, in commercial arbitration as well as corporate and financial market disputes. In this endeavour, I am namely relying on findings from behavioural studies. In 2013 I was awarded a Leverhulme Trust early career fellowship. 

Fellow by Special Election in Law (M17-H18)
Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow (M17-H18)
College Lecturer in Law (T18)


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