Four LMH fellows have been recognised for their outstanding research, alongside excellent teaching, in the 2016 Recognition of Distinction Awards. The University of Oxford conducts an annual review, conferring the title of full professor to successful applicants. LMH would like to congratulate our four academics recognised in this year’s awards:



LMH Fellows and Tutors Alexandra Braun, José Goicoechea, Helen Barr and Philip Biggin

Alexandra Braun

Fellow and Tutor in Law, becoming Professor of Comparative Private Law. Prof Braun’s research interests lie in the field of Comparative Law, European Private Law and Legal History as well as Comparative Private Law, with a special focus on Succession Law and the Law of Trusts.

José Goicoechea

Fellow and Tutor in Inorganic Chemistry, becoming Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.  Prof Goicoechea ’s research focuses on the synthesis and reactivity of novel molecular main group species, specifically on organophosphorus compounds.

Helen Barr

Fellow and Tutor in English, becoming Professor of English Literature. Helen’s research focuses mainly on medieval English literature but with frequent excursions into much later and more cultural materials. Helen is also the college’s Vice Principal.

Philip Biggin

Fellow and Tutor in Biochemistry, becoming Professor of Computational Biochemistry. Prof Biggin’s research focuses on developing and applying computational methods to receptor proteins involved in neurotransmission, such as ligand-gated ion channels.