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Senior Common Room

Trevelyan's SCR, or Senior Common Room, is a community for staff, academics, alumni, and various friends of the College. The SCR host regular dinners and events and sit on the high table during College formals. The SCR are encouraged to integrate with the wider College community as much as possible, offering guidance, giving careers talks, and providing mentorship.

The SCR Committee



Dr John Millar

John Millar has been an Assistant Professor in the Accounting Department within the Durham University Business School since September 2020. Having worked for 24 years as a fund manager in Edinburgh, John studied for his PhD at the University of Edinburgh between 2017 and 2020; his thesis explored a number of different aspects of life within the field, including how individuals are recruited and socialized, how firms collaborate in the construction of a collective identity, and how the rhetorical claims of firms and their senior executives address the tension between financial returns and broader societal responsibility. The first of these studies (“The gilded path: capital, habitus and illusio in the fund management field”) was published in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal in April 2021.

John is working on a number of research projects in the areas of interdisciplinary accounting and organization studies, all of them with a focus on the fund management industry. One body of work looks at the different responses of fund managers to the growing importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the field; a second (funded by a British Academy/Leverhulme award) uses Bourdieu’s theory of practice to explore the identity work of ESG specialists.


Vice President

Dr Rui Gomes Coelho

Rui Gomes Coelho (PhD Binghamton University) is a historical archaeologist who works on colonialism, decolonization, conflict and resistance in Southern Europe and in the Atlantic World. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University, UK and is also affiliated with the Centre for Archaeology at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Prior to coming to Durham, he worked at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, and in the Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies program at the Department of Art History, Rutgers University. Recent publications include the essay “An Archaeology of Decolonization: Imperial Intimacies in Contemporary Lisbon”, published by the Journal of Social Archaeology, 2019 and the essay “Heritage and the Visual Ecology of the Plantationocene” in the volume Heritage Ecologies edited by Torgeir Rinke Bangstad and Þóra Pétursdóttir, 2021. He is currently focused on two community-based projects: the archaeology of slavery in Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau, and the archaeology of anti-fascist resistance in Croatia during the Second World War.


SCR Secretary

Mrs Kayleann Hoye

Kayleann has worked at Trevelyan College since October 2020. In March 2021 she was appointed College administration co ordinator and secretary to the College Principal. She thoroughly enjoys being involved in student life and enhancing student experiance, while delighted to be elected secretary of the SCR. 



SCR Treasurer

Mrs Janice Ware

Janice has worked at Trevelyan College for 30 years, and is currently the Operations Manager. As SCR Treasurer she manages the SCR bank account and signatory arrangments, and processes payments on behalf of the senior common room.



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Professor Adekunle Adeyeye

Adekunle graduated with First Class Honors from the University of IIorin, Nigeria in 1990. He obtained his MPhil in Microelectronics Engineering and Semiconductor Physics; PhD at the University of Cambridge in 1993 and 1996 respectively.

Adekunle was the founding Master of Ridge View Residential College and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore, where he has worked from May 2000 to January 2020. He has conducted pioneering research work in the field of nanomagnetism and magnonics. He has won many awards including being named one of the top 100 young innovators in the world by TR100, an award-winning MIT magazine on technology. In 2013 he was selected Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer. Adekunle is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology