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Notable alumnae

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    Photo of Alumna Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (left)
    Alumna Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (left) with Fellows

    Academia

    Baroness Haleh Afshar (NH 1967) 鈥撎齠ounding member of the Muslims Women鈥檚 Network. Former Professor of Politics and Women's Studies,听University of York.

    Bina Agarwal (NH 1970) 鈥撎齈rofessor of Development Economics and Environment, University of Manchester

    Rosemary Ashby (NH 1961) 鈥撎鼺ormer President, Pine Manor College, USA

    Katherine Blundell (NH 1987) - Professor of Astrophysics, University of Oxford

    Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (NH 1965) 鈥撎鼳strophysicist who discovered pulsars and was also the first female president of the Institute of Physics

    Sheila Brown (NH 1966) 鈥撎齈resident Emerita, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada

    Mina Fazel (NH 1990) 鈥 Professor of Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Oxford

    Angie Hobbs (NH 1980) 鈥 Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy, University of Sheffield

    Alison Holmes (NH 1979) - Professor of Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London. World-leading expert in infectious diseases and antimicrobial听resistance听

    Serena Nik-Zainal (NH 1995) 鈥 Professor of Clinical Genetics and Cancer Research UK Advanced Clinician Scientist at the University of Cambridge

    Kate Pretty CBE (NH 1965) 鈥 Former Principal, Homerton College, Cambridge and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Cambridge University

    Dame Jessica Rawson (NH 1962) 鈥撎English art historian, curator and sinologist

    Navkiran Shokar (NH 1986) - Chair of the Department of Population Health, Professor of Population Health and Associate Dean for Community Affairs at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas

    Sonya Stephens (NH 1982)听鈥撎齈resident Emerita, Mount Holyoke College, USA

    Dame Barbara Stocking (NH 1969)听鈥撎齈resident Emerita 51福利社; former chief executive of Oxfam

    Writers, journalists and broadcasters

    Gina Barreca (NH 1979) 鈥撎齏omen's humourist, writer, speaker, and Professor of Feminist Theory

    Hannah Begbie (NH 1996) 鈥撎鼳uthor of Mother听and Blurred Lines

    Ursula Buchan (NH 1971) 鈥撎鼳ward-winning garden author and lecturer. Books include Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps 鈥 The Life of John Buchan

    Helena Coggan (MEC 2017) - Author whose novels include The Catalyst听and The Witchling's Girl

    Frances Edmonds (NH 1970) 鈥 Best-selling author, broadcaster, and speaker

    Gillian Gill (NH 1961) 鈥撎writer and academic who听specializes in biography. Author of Agatha Christie: The Woman and Her Mysteries (1990)

    Mishal Husain (NH 1992)newsreader and journalist for BBC Television and BBC Radio.听Main Sunday presenter of the BBC News at Ten and BBC Weekend News and one of the main presenters of BBC Radio 4's Today

    Helen MacDonald (NH 1989) 鈥撎writer, naturalist, and an Affiliated Research Scholar at the University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science.Author H is for Hawk

    Maggie O'Farrell (NH 1990) 鈥撎齆ovelist. Titles include After You鈥檇 Gone and The Hand That First Held Mine

    Joanna Rossiter (NH 2004) 鈥撎鼺reelance Journalist and author. Writes for The Telegraph and The Spectator

    Sonia Ruseler (NH 1981) 鈥撎鼳rgentine news anchor who has worked for BBC, ITN, CNN

    Hilary Wilce (NH 1967) 鈥撎鼸ducation journalist and writer

    Vicki Young (NH 1988)听鈥撎鼶eputy Political Editor, BBC News

    Corporate leaders

    Margaret Cole (NH 1979) 鈥撎Global regulatory policy and engagement leader, PwC

    Jane Frost CBE (NH 1975) 鈥撎鼵hief Executive, Market Research Society (MRS)

    Liv Garfield (NH 1993) 鈥撎鼵hief Executive of Severn Trent and former chief Executive of Openreach

    Healthcare and science

    Natasha Crowcroft (NH 1981) 鈥 Public Health Expert, WHO Senior Technical Advisor Measles and Rubella Control

    Professor Si芒n Griffiths OBE (NH 1970) 鈥 Public Health Expert, Non-Executive Director of Public Health, Wales and Emeritus Professor of Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Dame Julia King DBE (NH 1972) 鈥撎鼸ngineer, Cross-bencher in the House of Lords and Vice-Chancellor of Aston University (2006-2016)

    Helen Rees (NH 1971) 鈥撎Medical researcher and the founder and Executive Director of the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) of the University of Witwatersrand

    Kirstin-Anne Rutter (NH 1995) 鈥 Executive Director, Cambridge Health Partners

    Guddi Singh (NH 2001) - Paediatrician and TV broadcaster

    Carina Tyrrell听(MEC 2009) 鈥撎Public health physician, investor, and philanthropistwho is a former听Miss Englandand听Miss United Kingdom

    Lady Fiona Watt (NH 1973)听鈥撎齈rofessor, Cell biologist and founding director of the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM) at King鈥檚. Director of EMBO

    Law

    Alison Cole (NH 1999) 鈥 International Lawyer and War Crimes Investigator

    Wendy Joseph KC (NH 1971) 鈥撎鼺ormer Senior Circuit Judge, the Old Bailey

    Performing arts and entertainment

    Joanna MacGregor OBE (NH 1978) 鈥撎British concert pianist, conductor, composer, and festival curator

    Hattie Morahan (NH 1997) 鈥撎鼳ctress. Roles include Sister Clara in The Golden Compass, Gale Benson in The Bank Job and Alice in The Bletchley Circle (2012鈥2014)

    Sue Perkins (NH 1988) 鈥撎English actress, broadcaster, comedian, presenter and writer

    Josie Rourke (NH 1995) 鈥撎English theatre and film director.听She is a Vice-President of the London Library and was the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse theatre (2012 鈥 2019)

    Roxana Silbert (NH 1983) 鈥撎齌heatre Director known for Table 12, The Fast Show Live and Shakespeare: The King's Man

    Sarah Solemani (NH 2002) 鈥 English actress, writer and activist. Appearances include Bridget Jones鈥檚 Baby and Bad Education

    Deborah Swallow (NH 1966) 鈥撎British educator,听museumcurator听and academic. First female Director, The Courtauld Institute of Art

    Tilda Swinton (NH 1980) 鈥 Actress. Films include Michael Clayton, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Avengers: Endgame

    Nicola Walker (NH 1989) 鈥撎鼳ctress. Appearances include Spooks and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Claudia Winkleman (NH 1990) 鈥撎Television presenter, radio personality, film critic and journalist. Presenter of Strictly Come Dancing, The Traitors and former presenter of The Great British Sewing Bee

    Sports

    Lizzy Hawker (NH 1995) - British Endurance Athlete

    Third sector and government

    Manel Abeysekera (NH 1958) 鈥 Sri Lanka鈥檚 first women career diplomat

    Dr Amina Al-Yassin (NH 2005) - Director of Training and Development, Al-Ayn International, Iraq鈥檚 largest orphan care charity

    Baroness Natalie Evans (NH 1995) - British politician and Leader of the House of Lords (2016-22)

    Amika George听(MEC 2018) - British activist who campaigns against period poverty in the UK

    Robin Raphael (NH 1969) 鈥撎American former diplomat, ambassador, CIA analyst, lobbyist, and an expert on Pakistan affairs

    Camilla Toulmin (NH 1972)听鈥撎British economist and former Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

    Christine Wallich (NH 1970) 鈥 Trustee in Residence, American Academy in Berlin. Former Director, Independent Evaluation Group at World Bank

    Alice Walpole (NH 1982) Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq

    Clare Winterton (NH 1990) Senior Advisor to UN Women on its milestone Generation Equality initiative, previously VP of Programs and then COO of Global Fund for Women