Pekka Hamalainen

MA, PhD Helsinki, MA Oxf
Rhodes Professor of American History

Ashok Handa



I teach clinical medicine to the 4th year and 6th year students at St Catherine’s and all four years of the Graduate Entry medical students.  I am also the Clinical Tutor in Surgery for the University and Associate Director of Clinical Studies for Oxford Medical School.

About me

After undergraduate training at Imperial College, London, I trained in vascular and transplant surgery at the Royal London and Royal Free Hospitals.  I moved to Oxford in 1998 to complete my training and was appointed to the consultant staff in 2001.  I now specialise in vascular surgery and was appointed Reader in Surgery in 2008.  I have been a keen rugby player in the past, but now mainly support my three sons on the touchline.  I am also the Tutor for Graduates at St Catherine’s College and oversee the graduate student body.


My research interests are in patient safety, outcomes in surgery and vascular imaging.  I have collaborative programmes with Professor Robin Choudhury in cardiovascular medicine, Professor Peter Jezzard in brain imaging and a programme of research into the causes of aneurysm development.

Graduate supervision

I have one post-doctorate student, and co-supervise three doctorate students in the Medical Sciences division.

Fellow by Special Election in Medicine
College Lecturer in Medicine
Associate Professor in Surgery
Tutor for Graduates

Peter Franklin

BA DPhil York, MA Oxf


I teach 19th- and 20th-century music history topics, concentrating on opera (eg. Wagner), the symphony (particularly Mahler) and Hollywood film music

About me

I studied at York and taught at Leeds University and in the USA before coming to Oxford as the first Fellow in Music at St Catz in 1996. Publications include the books Mahler Symphony no.3 (1991), The Life of Mahler (1997) and Seeing Through Music: Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores (2011). In 2010 I was visiting Bloch Professor of Music at the University of Berkeley, California; the six lectures I gave there will be published by University of California Press in 2014 as Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds.


Connections between the late 19th-century symphony, post-Wagnerian opera and film in the light of debates about mass culture.

Graduate supervision

I have supervised graduate students working on a wide range of topics, including Mahler, early-20th-century European opera and musical culture and on computer and video-game music.






J C Smith

MA Oxf, Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes académiques


I teach General and Historical Linguistics, including Romance Linguistics and the history and structure of French.

About me

I have been Fellow and Tutor in French Linguistics at St Catherine’s College since 1997. Before returning to Oxford, where I was an undergraduate and graduate student, I held appointments at the Universities of Surrey, Bath, and Manchester. I have also held visiting appointments in Paris, Limoges, Berlin, Melbourne and Philadelphia.

I am Secretary of the International Society for Historical Linguistics, Deputy Director of the University of Oxford Research Centre for Romance Linguistics, and co-editor of the Cambridge History of the  Romance Languages. In 2007 I was created Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes académiques by the French Government for services to the French language and French culture.


My main field of interest is historical morphosyntax, and I have published widely on agreement, refunctionalization, deixis, and the evolution of case and pronoun systems, with particular reference to Romance, although I have also worked on other language families, including Germanic and Austronesian.

Graduate supervision

I am happy to supervise appropriate topics in Historical Linguistics and Romance Linguistics, especially morphology.  One of my main interests is morphosyntactic refunctionalization.

Sudhir Anand

BPhil, MA, DPhil Oxf

About me

My designation at Oxford University is Professor of Economics (in the Department of Economics), where I lecture and research on Development Economics, Health Economics, and Microeconomics, and supervise graduate students.  After having served as Official and Tutorial Fellow in Economics since January 1974, my designation at the College is Emeritus Fellow from October 2013.


I am a development microeconomist, and have done research and published articles and books on economic inequality and poverty, undernutrition, human development, health equity, human resources for health, microeconomic theory and other subjects in economics and health.  My latest book is entitled The Cost of Inaction: Case Studies from Rwanda and Angola, Harvard University Press, 2012. 



Sudhir Anand

Professor of Economics

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Peter Battle

BSc Brist, MA DPhil Oxf


I teach inorganic chemistry at St. Catherine's.

About me

I was an undergraduate student at the University of Bristol before coming to Oxford in 1976 to work as a graduate student with Tony Cheetham, himself an alumnus of the College. I then spent four years as a CEGB Research Fellow at St. Catherine's before taking up a lecturership at Leeds University in 1984. I returned to the College as a Tutorial Fellow in 1989. I was given the title of Professor of Chemistry in 2002; I had previously held visiting professorships in France at Caen (1988) and Bordeaux (1995).

Research and graduate supervision

My research, undertaken with the help of graduate students, lies in the field of solid-state chemistry, with an emphasis on the relationship between the crystal structure and the electrical and magnetic properties of mixed-metal oxides and nitrides, for example La18Li8 Fe5O39 and Fe1.25Pt0.75Mo3N.

Recent Publications

Structural chemistry and spin-glass behaviour of Nd18Li 8Fe4TiO39. N. Thammajak, P. D. Battle, F. Grandjean, G. J. Long, and S. Ramos, J. Solid State Chemistry 187, 75 (2012)

High-temperature redox chemistry of Pr 0.5Sr1.5Cr0.5Mn 0.5O4-δ investigated in situ by neutron diffraction and X-ray absorption spectroscopy under reducing and oxidizing gas flows. M. Bahout, F. Tonus, C. Prestipino, D. Pelloquin, T. Hansen, E. Fonda and P. D. Battle J. Mater. Chem. 22, 10560 (2012)

Magnetic properties of Fe2GeMo3N; an experimental and computational study. P. D. Battle, L. A. Sviridov, R. J. Woolley, F. Grandjean, G. J. Long, C. R. A. Catlow, A. A. Sokol, A. Walsh and S. M. Woodley J. Mater. Chem. 22, 15606 (2012)

La3Ni2SbO9 - a relaxor ferromagnet. P. D. Battle, S. I. Evers, E. C. Hunter and M. Westwood Inorganic Chemistry 52, 6648 (2013)




Fellow and Tutor in Inorganic Chemistry
Professor of Chemistry


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