In conjunction with the Senior Tutor, Cressida Chappell is responsible for the academic administration of the College, academic standards and teaching arrangements.

She is a graduate of the University of Hull with a BA in History with Historical Computation and a MA in Historical Research which focused on women landholders in Domesday Book. She joined St Catherine’s in December 2002, from the University of Essex, where she was the Head of the History Data Service, collecting, preserving and promoting the use of digital resources, that result from or support historical research, learning and teaching.