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Meet the team

Professor Stephen Cottrell

Professor Stephen Cottrell

Assistant Vice-President (City Doctoral College)

Stephen Cottrell is Professor of Music at City, University of London, and Assistant Vice-President (City Doctoral College). He studied at the University of East Anglia, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Paris Conservatoire, before completing a PhD at Goldsmiths College, London.

Professor Cottrell's research interests fall into three inter-related areas: ethnographic approaches to musicians and music-making, particularly within the Western classical music tradition; the study of musical instruments, especially the saxophone; and the study and analysis of musical performance.

He was on the executive committee of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology from 2005-2012 and is presently on the ethnomusicology committee of the Royal Anthropological Institute. He has been an associate editor of the journal Twentieth-Century Music (2008-13) and is presently an external advisor to the Hong Kong Research Grants Committee and the Irish Research Council, among others. He is also a member of the Peer Review College of the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Richard Alderman

Richard Alderman Based within Student and Academic Services who look after the regulations for all of City’s degree programmes, Richard is the University’s Assistant Registrar for Research Degrees. Richard works closely with other members of Doctoral College team to support the broader doctoral researcher experience by ensuring our regulations and policies are relevant and robust, and attending many University meetings to provide the postgraduate research perspective.

Nadja Abia

Nadja Abia

Researcher Development Administrator

Nadja leads on the strategic delivery of our Researcher Development Programme. Working in collaboration with our five Schools, our professional services teams, and external partners such as The Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network (BPSN), Nadja ensures that all our researchers have access to high-quality, relevant professional training and development that supports our researchers during the PhD journey. Nadja is also responsible for supporting mental health and wellbeing provision, and career development training for our doctoral researchers.

Mandy Instrell

Mandy Instrell

Doctoral College Administrator

Mandy takes the lead on the City Doctoral College’s internal and external communications, disseminating information about CDC activities, policies, processes and procedures. Mandy is also responsible for building a strong, cohesive PGR community within the University by co-ordinating community events for our researchers, including induction events for our new starters. Mandy is the main point for researcher enquiries relating to the CDC and our activities.

School Contacts

For more information about the application process for your School of Interest, or a specific query relating to your research degree, please use the contact details below:

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Richard Thornbury

Joanna Stefanowska & Kevin Jones (DPsych)

Business School

Malla Pratt

Abdul Momin

School of Health Sciences

Tracy Rowson

School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering

Nathalie Chatelain

Ann-Marie de Here

The City Law School

Kate Barnes