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Dr Charlie J M Bell

College position(s)

Fellow, Director of Studies, College Officer



Specialising in

John Marks Official Fellow in Medicine and Praelector

Degrees, Awards and Prizes

MA (Cantab 2015), MB BChir (Cantab 2017), PhD (Cantab 2015), PGDipLATHE (Oxon), SFHEA, FRSA, AFFMLM, MAcadMEd (2014).

Research Themes

I undertook a PhD investigating the mechanisms responsible for the development of type 1 diabetes with Professor John Todd in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, with involvement in clinical trials and driving in vivo and in vitro laboratory studies. 

I was previously an Exchange Scholar at Mt Sinai Hospital, in New York City, characterising the role of the immune system in melanoma.

My clinical training is in psychiatry, and my research interests primarily relate to personality disorders and their interaction with forensic services, from a biological perspective.


I am a College Lecturer in Medicine and teach Biochemistry to first year undergraduates. I am the Director of Studies for pre-clinical medicine (first and second year).

I previously supervised biochemistry, human reproduction and physiology to medical students and biological natural scientists.


  • Praelector of Girton College (Joint with Simone Maghenzani, January 2019).
  • National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow at the Health and Social Care Committee, House of Commons and the National Audit Office (2019-20).
  • Honorary Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow, UCL Medical School.
  • Module Leader and author, Healthcare Systems and Resource Management, Global MBA, University of London.
  • Academic Clinical Fellow at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Research Lead, Psychiatry Early Experience Programme, King’s College, London.
  • Academic Clinical Fellow with King’s College, London.
  • Faculty, Changing Face of Medicine.
  • I am also a Liveryman of the City of London.

Outside of medicine, I am to be ordained deacon in the Church of England this June, and have also published in the field of theology.

  • Appointed Assistant Curate, St John the Divine, Kennington (June 2021-).
  • Board Member, Affirming Catholicism.