Christine Brierley has been teaching STEM subjects, with a focus on Mathematics in particular, since 2007. She received an honours degree in Education specialising in Science from the University of Warwick. She has worked in both Primary and Secondary education, including as Head of Mathematics at Sandy Upper school, Lead Teacher and Head of House at North Cambridge Academy, and Deputy Head at Sunny View School on the Costa del Sol. She is also head of the A Level programme at St Andrew’s.
Christine is very positive and has a deep love of learning particularly in the application of knowledge and problem solving. She has been actively involved in project based learning initiatives and is always looking for ways to further enhance and extend the curriculum, both inside and outside of the classroom. Outside of college, Christine is passionate about travelling and teaching and is involved in many volunteering projects from Barbados to Moldova.
Wayne Marshall received his MBA in 1999 and completed his PGCE teaching qualification in 2004. Prior to that, he was Sales and Marketing Director for one of the United Kingdom’s leading media companies and he is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Wayne’s passion always lay within education and he has been principal at St Andrew’s since 2007. When he is not advising students on their UCAS applications or using his previous professional experience to drive and inspire the college’s business studies and economics departments, Wayne enthusiastically supports the local Rugby club. He is an ardent WASPS fan and enjoys seeing them play as much as possible.
Mark Taylor has worked as an accountant for in excess of 25 years with the majority of his career spent in industry. After completing his degree in Finance and Law, Mark combined work with study and worked his way up from the bottom to his present level of Financial Controller.
Mark has worked in many different industries over the years including food retail, construction, online marketing, music, logistics and flooring distribution and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge.
On a personal level, Mark is a widower with two children both now enjoying their time at senior school. He moved to Suffolk 10 years ago from London and enjoys watching rugby, especially Wasps.
Gethin Thomas is Head of Boarding and Pastoral Care. He was previously Head of Boarding at Cardiff Sixth Form College and has extensive experience in looking after young people. He has had experience working in a boarding environment for 15 years and has worked in both traditional boarding schools as well as more modern international boarding schools. He also has experience working in schools globally such as in Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Alison has been a secondary PE teacher for 10 years. She has also taught a number of different subjects along the way and been responsible for the extended curriculum. She is excited to be taking on the role of College Ethos Champion at St Andrews, a role which she hopes will allow her to create lots of valuable experiences for the students.
Alison joined St Andrew’s college in January 2023.
Andy grew up in South London before studying for a degree and Ph.D. from the University of Bristol. His research involved using Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to investigate polymer behaviour in confined spaces. This has a wide range of industrial applications such as paint, printer paper, toothpaste and even beer production.
After his Ph.D., he moved to Cambridge to work in publishing, first for the Royal Society of Chemistry and then for Cambridge University Press. He got to travel the world and meet a wide range of academics in a number of fields.
He then moved into teaching, completing his PGCE at the University of Cambridge and over the past 14 years he has taught in schools in the Cambridge area becoming a Head of Science and then an Assistant Principal before joining St Andrews.
In his spare time, he enjoys walking, travelling, and attempting to get fit with Pilates.
Denis Iucleaevschii has a BSc (Hons) Forensic Science from ARU in Cambridge and BSc (Hons) Biology from Turin, Italy. He brings 10 years of management skills from running his family-owned business and taught on the Chemistry Foundation course at Anglia Ruskin University to hundreds of students. In 2016 Denis moved to St. Andrews College Cambridge to focus on smaller group tuition and share his experience in analytical chemistry.
Alongside his University career, Denis has worked with the Cambridgeshire Constabulary, presented outreach programmes for the Royal Society of Chemistry and given talks to fellow students on career enhancement, self-development and self-improvement during University seminars and Alumni meetings.
The staff at St Andrew’s Cambridge are extremely well qualified with some having PhDs as well as Masters and Undergraduate degrees. Some of our staff are affiliated with Cambridge University in some capacity.