Three Wolfson Fellows promoted to Professorships

Three new Wolfson Professors

The College wishes to congratulate three Wolfson Fellows who have all been appointed tenured Professors this week: Dr Giles Yeo, Dr Henrik Salje, and Dr Frank Tietze.

Three new Wolfson Professors

The College warmly congratulates three Fellows whose academic distinction at the highest level has been recognised in the University’s annual promotions to the senior offices of Professor (Grade 12) Professor (Grade11) and Associate Professor, with effect from 1 October 2022.

Dr Giles Yeo

Fellow and Tutor, Dr Giles Yeo has been promoted to Professor (Grade 12) in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry. Giles, is a geneticist interested in studying the brain’s control of food intake and body weight, and how these might be dysregulated in obesity.

His first book, Gene Eating: the science of obesity and truth about diets was released in 2018. His latest book, Why Calories Don’t Count, is out now. You can read our interview with Dr Yeo from last year about the publication of his latest book. 

Giles also presents science documentaries for the BBC, including his critically acclaimed investigative programme, Clean eating – the dirty truth, for BBC Horizon, and has presented BBC’s Trust Me I’m a Doctor. He is a regular on podcasts and has his own podcast, Dr Giles Yeo Chews the Fat.

Dr Henrik Salje

Fellow, Dr Henrik Salje has been promoted to Professor (Grade 11) in the Department of Genetics.

Dr Salje is an infectious disease epidemiologist working on the spread and control of pathogens. He uses mathematical, computational and field research to help our understanding of how pathogens spread in populations, to assess control efforts and support policymaking. This includes working with a diverse range of datasets including epidemiological, genomic, serological and behavioural data.

He works closely with an established network of collaborators across laboratories, field-based epidemiologists, hospitals and public health agencies. Much of his work is in resource-poor settings, especially in Asia. He has a particular interest in the dynamics of arboviruses such as Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya viruses.

Dr Frank Tietze

Fellow and Director of Studies, Dr Frank Tietze has been promoted to Professor (Grade 11) in the Department of Engineering.

Within the Institute of Manufacturing, Frank pursues research at the intersection of innovation, intellectual property and sustainability management. He also has a keen interest in entrepreneurship and innovation economics.

Frank teaches technology, innovation and IP management courses to graduate and undergraduate students, but also executives. He runs the 'Innovation and Strategic management of Intellectual Property' (4E1) for Cambridge engineering and ISMM students, is module leader for the MET 'Technology and Innovation Management' course and responsible for all MET 2B industrial projects.

Further promotions

Meanwhile, Bye-Fellow Dr Peter Neyroud, a Wolfson alumnus, has been promoted to an unestablished Associate Professorship at the Institute of Criminology. After a distinguished police career culminating as Chief Constable of Thames Valley, Peter gained a PhD at Wolfson, and now directs the MSt in Applied Criminology.

Wolfson alumnus Dr James Rudd FRCP FESC, Honorary Consultant in Cardiology, has been promoted to the office of Clinical Professor at the Department of Medicine.

And former College Research Associate Dr José Miguel Hernandez-Lobato, who works in the field of Machine Learning, has been promoted to a Grade 11 Professorship in the Department of Engineering.

The full list of appointments is available in the most recent edition of the Cambridge University Reporter (15 June 2022, p549-554).