Dr Susan Haines

College Role

As Admissions Tutor, I am responsible for all undergraduate and postgraduate recruitment and selection procedures at the College – from initial contact with prospective applicants through to them taking up their place at Cambridge.  I joined the College in July 2022 and before this I was Admissions Tutor for undergraduates at Murray Edwards College, having previously fulfilled the same role at St Edmund’s College.


As an undergraduate, I read Natural Sciences (Experimental and Theoretical Physics) at Cambridge; this was followed by a PhD in the High Energy Physics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory. Subsequently, I continued my research in experimental particle physics as the Beatrice Mary Dale Research Fellow at Newnham College, and then as a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow.  As a member of the LHCb collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, my research focused on the precision measurement of certain aspects of a phenomenon called CP violation. This is important in explaining the differences in behaviour between matter and antimatter, and therefore the dominance of matter over antimatter we observe in the Universe today.

  • Official Fellow
  • Admissions Tutor
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