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Written by:
Paul Holland
18 Sep 2023

Trinity Hall’s new Senior Tutor, Dr Michael Sutherland, took up the reins of his new position this week.

A Canadian-born physicist, he has worked in Cambridge for almost 20 years.

Dr Sutherland said he is looking forward to working in a College with a “strong sense of community and commitment to student support”.

He added:

“I am delighted to be joining the community at Trinity Hall today and appreciate the warm welcome that I have received so far. September is a month of anticipation in Cambridge as we await the return of our students, and it is wonderful to step into the role of Senior Tutor with this excitement in the air.”

Dr Sutherland was a Fellow at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge and has held positions as Tutor in undergraduate and postgraduate admissions and Director of Studies in Natural Sciences.

He was previously a Royal Society University Research Fellow, and holds research interests in quantum condensed matter physics.

His research involves the experimental study of metallic materials where electrons interact strongly through quantum effects.

The Senior Tutor role is one of the most senior positions in the College. The post holder is the academic and pastoral champion for undergraduates and postgraduates, helps shape the academic Fellowship and is responsible for maintaining and developing within the College an environment which supports academic progress and personal growth.

Dr Sutherland takes over from Dr Clare Jackson who remains a member of the College as a Staff Fellow in History. Dr James Wood has also stood in as Acting Senior Tutor during the last year.

Read Corpus Christi College’s farewell to Dr Sutherland.