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Durham University

Hatfield College

Who's Who

MASTER, Professor Ann MacLarnon, MA, PhD

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 2611 or Email:

Ann MacLarnon became Master of Hatfield College in September 2017, as well as Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology in the Anthropology Department at Durham. As Master, Ann is responsible for leading all aspects of college life, including ensuring an excellent student experience and academic engagement. Ann grew up in Leicestershire, and went to Newnham College, Cambridge University, where, after one year studying Natural Sciences (Physical), she switched to Physical Anthropology (now known as Biological Anthropology) for the second and third years of her BA. Following this, Ann went to University College London, where she worked as a research assistant in the Anthropology Department, whilst studying for a PhD part-time. After a couple of years teaching at UCL, Ann moved to Roehampton University in London where she worked from 1989-2017, holding various roles, including Head of the School of Life Sciences, Head of the Graduate School and Deputy Provost Research, becoming Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology in 2003. Ann’s research interests include physiological adaptations of primates and the evolution of human speech. She is active in her subject nationally including serving a period as President of the Primate Society of Great Britain, and two periods on the Anthropology panel for national assessments of research in UK universities (RAE and REF). She is currently Vice President (Biological) for the Royal Anthropological Institute. Aside from academic interests, Ann is a keen amateur violinist.


Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 2636 or Email:

Anthony Bash is Vice-Master and Senior Tutor at Hatfield College. Anthony’s role in College includes deputising for the Master and ensuring that a framework for promoting student wellbeing and personal development is in place. Anthony is also the College Chaplain and an honorary professor in the Department of Theology and Religion. After studying law at Bristol University, Anthony trained to be and practised as a solicitor. He has a theology degree from Glasgow University and a doctorate from Cambridge University. Anthony’s specialism is the New Testament, and how to read and interpret the New Testament in an inter-disciplinary way. For the last fifteen years or so he has been writing and thinking about forgiveness and reconciliation in a modern setting. He is currently writing a book on remorse. Anthony teaches theology to undergraduates, has taught a masters module on Religion, Culture, and Conflict for the School of Government and International Affairs, and regularly teaches a masters module on forgiveness.

ASSISTANT SENIOR TUTOR, Dr. Ellen Crabtree, BA (Hons), MA, PhD, PGCert

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 2642 or Email:

Ellen Crabtree was appointed Assistant Senior Tutor in September 2016, but has been a member of Hatfield since 2007 when she joined the College as an undergraduate. Ellen’s role as Assistant Senior Tutor, Ellen works closely with the Senior Tutor to promote student wellbeing and personal development. She also oversees the college social media. Ellen read for a Joint Honours BA in History and French with an Erasmus year studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, which cemented her love of French History. Ellen then completed a taught MA in Modern History, also at Hatfield, before moving to Newcastle University to research her doctoral thesis on the political engagement of French historian Madeleine Rebérioux (1920-2005). She was the recipient of an AHRC Northern Bridge Studentship and the 2015 Ralph Gibson Prize by the Society for the Study of French History. Ellen is an Honorary Fellow in the Department of History. Her research interests lie in modern and contemporary France, in particular academic activism, gender and political engagement. In her free time Ellen is an active bellringer at Durham Cathedral and other towers around the North East.

BURSAR, Michelle Crawford, BSc

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 2614 or Email:

Michelle Crawford was educated at Sacred Heart in Newcastle, she has a BSc in Applied Accounting and is a registered member of the Institute of Hospitality. Previously worked at Marriott Hotels as Cluster Financial Controller for 15 years and varying College Bursarial roles at Collingwood, Josephine Butler, St. Mary's and Trevelyan. She joined Hatfield College on 1 February 2010, taking responsibility for the day-to-day non-academic operations of the College. Currently Environmental Bursar. Her interests include rugby, trying to keep fit, dog walking, theatre, music and she is also a Mentor at Collingwood College.

College Staff

PositionContact PersonContact Details
Archivist Dr. Michael Stansfield 0191 334 2964
Assistant Senior Tutor Dr. Ellen Crabtree 0191 334 2642
Bursar Ms Michelle Crawford 0191 334 2614
Bursar's Secretary Ms Tracy Robson 0191 334 2651
Chaplain Anthony Bash 0191 334 2636
Finance Officer Mrs. Susan Quayle 0191 334 2621
Finance Assistant Miss Louise Cummins 0191 334 2608
Food & Beverage Services Manager Mr. William Green 0191 334 2195
Hatfield Trust, Assistant Director Mrs. Cynthia Connolly 0191 334 2620
Head Chef Mr. Colin Thompson 0191 334 2195
Housekeeping Supervisor Miss Louise Charlton 0191 334 2629
Librarian Dr. Kevin Sheehan 0191 334 2632
Master Professor Ann MacLarnon 0191 334 2611
Master's Secretary Miss Janet Raine 0191 334 2601
Operations Manager Mr David Embleton 0191 334 2653
Porters' Lodge Hatfield Porters 0191 334 2619
Receptionist & Clerical Support Secretary (Mon-Weds) Ms Katie Petherick 0191 334 2633

Receptionist & Clerical Support Secretary (Weds-Fri)

Miss Rebecca Jackson 0191 334 2633

Sabbatical Development Officer:
Rebecca Staats

Sabbatical Development Officer 0191 334 2603
Senior Student Support Officer Mrs. Brenda Mitchell 0191 334 2610
Vice-Master & Senior Tutor Professor Anthony Bash 0191 334 2636