Dr Duncan Needham

BSc, MSc, MPhil, PhD

Special Supervisor

College Jobs

  • Special Supervisor, History
  • Special Supervisor, Economic History (Economics Tripos)

University Jobs

  • Dean, Darwin College
  • Director, Centre for Financial History
  • Senior Risk Associate, Centre for Risk Studies, Judge Business School


Telephone: +44 (0) 7824 533659

Email: djn33@cam.ac.uk


Duncan Needham is a Dean of Darwin College, and Director of the Centre for Financial History where he works on contemporary UK economic history. Before returning to academia, he worked as a credit trader at JP Morgan and then as a structured credit portfolio manager at Cairn Capital. Dr Needham lectures in economic history and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in history, economics and politics.

Research Interests

Economic history, political history, political economy.