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Cambridge Stem Cell Institute


The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is a vibrant community where an inclusive culture is promoted and diversity is valued. We support the University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and subscribe to the Equal Opportunities Policy.

We have an active Equity and Diversity Committee to ensure these best practices are maintained and new strategies are developed to promote an inclusive and thriving environment at the Institute.  


CSCI & Haematology Equity and Diversity Committee and Champions 

The committee meets termly to support the dissemination, development and implementation of guidelines, procedures and policies related to equality and diversity. It is made up of members at all levels across the Institute and Department of Haematology. Staff and students are encouraged to contact the committee and/or join the meetings on an ad hoc basis to raise any issues.

CSCI also has an Equity and Diversity Champion who provide visible leadership and promote good practice on gender equality: Brian Huntly. 

Nicola Wilson
Committee Chair

Joanna Baxter
Post-doctoral Researcher
Dept of Haematology


Dr Brian Hendrich
Group Leader

Professor Brian Huntly
Group Leader & EDI Champion

Dr Nathalie Kingston
Director NIHR BioResource

Anthea Stanley
Business & Operations

Professor George Vassiliou
Group Leader 



Wellbeing Advocates

We have four Wellbeing Advocates who provide information and guidance to individual members of the Institute on a wide range of issues. They also develop new initiatives for wellbeing across the Institute, including Wellbeing events like our monthly Wellbeing Wednesday.

Rachel Acland
Director's EA

Ghanesh Angris
Research Lab Floor Manager

Chloe Annison
Comms & Events Asst

Toni Bray 
Lab Manager

Jacqui Davidson
Data, Events & Comms Asst

Rachel Fenner 

Kirsty Ferguson

Steph Hall 
Scientific Operations

Agnes Lukasik
Public Engagement

Oluwaseun Ogundele

Adam Spruce



Mentoring Schemes 

For Postgraduate Students

CSCI has a mentoring scheme for any postgraduate student who is a member of the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. We are also looking for Postdocs to volunteer to become mentors.

View full scheme details or contact Jo Jack at with any questions. 

If you are a student that would like to be paired up with a Postdoc mentor, or a Postdoc who would like to become a mentor, please complete the relevant form below:

     Form for Mentees

     Form for Mentors

For Postdocs

For Postdocs interested in having mentors of their own, visit the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs or contact for details.