New members of the Fellowship

Franco Basso, Rachel Clement and Dr Hatice Gunes

Image (l-r): Franco Basso, Rachel Clement and Dr Hatice Gunes

On Tuesday 9 October, we officially welcomed nine new Fellows to Trinity Hall. The newest members of the Fellowship specialise in subjects as diverse as Computer Science, Linguistics, Medicine and Anthropology.

Staff Fellows

Franco Basso is Staff Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics. His areas of expertise are Greek and Latin Literature and Ancient History.

Rachel Clement has joined Trinity Hall as the John Collier Fellow and College Lecturer in Law and Director of Studies in Law.

Dr Hatice Gunes is Staff Fellow in Computer Science and University Senior Lecturer. Her research interests are in the areas of affective computing and social signal processing that lie at the crossroad of multiple disciplines including computer vision, signal processing, machine learning, multimodal interaction and human-robot interaction.

Dr Rona Smith is Staff Fellow in Medicine and alumna of Trinity Hall.

Research Fellows

Heidi Howard is Gott Research Fellow in Computer Science. Her research interests are consistency, fault-tolerance and performance in distributed systems, specialising in distributed consensus algorithms.

Dr Max Leventhal has joined Trinity Hall as Thole Research Fellow in Classical Literature and Linguistics.

Heidi Howard, Dr Max Leventhal and Dr Marieke Meelen
(l-r) Heidi Howard, Dr Max Leventhal and Dr Marieke Meelen


Dr Hanno Balz is Fellow-Commoner in German. He is a historian of modern German and European history with a current research focus on the origins of anti-Communism in Germany.

Professor Monojit Chatterji is Fellow-Commoner and Director of Studies in Economics. His research interests are focused mainly on unemployment, growth economics, trade unions and inflation.

Dr Marieke Meelen is Fellow-Commoner and Director of Studies in Linguistics. Her research interests include information structure, comparative syntax and historical linguistics.

Visiting Fellow

Professor Veronika Capska

Professor Veronika Čapská (pictured) is Visiting Fellow in Anthropology. Her research interests include historical anthropology of early modern period, theory and methodology of historical sciences, history of asceticism, history of piety, anthropology of giving, history of translation, gender history and memory studies.

Honorary Fellow

The Rt Hon Sir Peregrine Simon was elected an Honorary Fellow of the College. He read Law at Trinity Hall from 1969-72 and was called to the Bar in 1973. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1991 and served as a Recorder of the Crown Court. In 2002 he was appointed a High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division) where he sat in the Commercial Court and as a Presiding Judge of the North Eastern Circuit. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal and to the Privy Council in 2015.