Newnham Associates are an elected group of 60 Newnham alumnae, representing all subjects, broad life experiences, and most career routes and industry sectors. 

Current Newnham students and recent graduates are welcome to contact any Associate for help or advice. 

There is a contact form under each person's profile here, which will send an email directly to that individual Associate.

Do click through to LinkedIn profiles wherever they are available - there's often a lot more information there.

Patricia Hewitt

I have had a varied career in politics, voluntary, public and private sectors.

A Labour MP and Cabinet Minister (Secretary of State for Health) in Blair Governments.

Chair of Norfolk & Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), so closely in touch with health and social care provision.

I also hold various non-executive directorships including Senior Independent Director, BT, and director, GetLink. Senior adviser, FTI Consulting, Sutherland Global Services.

I'm happy to offer career support via phone or email about careers in politics and the health sector.

At Newnham I read English Literature.


I hope that's helpful and look forward to seeing the profile.

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Rachel Hirst

Rachel Hirst

Julia Hoggett

Julia Hoggett