Dr Rachel Camina

BA (Oxford), PhD (London)
Group theory.
Director of Studies, Mathematics|Tutor

Dr Rachel Camina

Dr Rachel Camina
Dr Rachel Camina

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Born and raised in Norwich, I studied for a BA in Maths at St Hilda's College, Oxford before moving to Queen Mary and Westfield College in London for postgraduate studies. I then spent two years as a postdoc at the RWTH in Aachen, Germany, followed by a blissful year lecturing at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. I returned to the UK to work with Professor Marcus du Sautoy, who was then in Cambridge. My research is in group theory. Groups are beautiful algebraic structures that abstract the notion of symmetry. Since 2001 I have been the Director of Studies of Mathematics at Fitzwilliam College. I enjoy teaching and supervise many of the undergraduate pure maths courses. When not being mathematical I like to play and coach korfball (a Dutch sport played by mixed teams), jog half marathons (very slowly) and take part in open water swimming events.


  • 09 November 2017
    Visiting Fellow Professor Glen Norcliffe reports on this year's 5k College race.
  • 22 February 2017
    On 10 February, Fitz students helped Maths offer holders prepare for the STEP (Sixth Term Examination Papers) paper.
  • 03 November 2016
    Undergraduates, graduates, and Fellows took part in Sunday’s Fitzwilliam’s 5k fun run organised by Dr Rachel Camina and Dr Matthew Wingate.
  • 20 September 2016
    Two teams composed of staff and Fellows from Fitzwilliam College ran in the Chariots of Fire race for the third time on 18 September.