Vice Principal Pastoral
Dr Carolyn Dunn BSc (Hons), PhD, NPQH, was educated at St Cuthbert’s Grammar RC School in Bolton Lancashire. She studied Chemistry and Earth Sciences at the University of Kent before undertaking a PhD in Liquid Crystals and Microemulsions at the University of East Anglia. Carolyn’s PhD thesis was sponsored by Unilever, and she spent time undertaking research at their laboratories in Port Sunlight. Carolyn has a teaching PGCE from Homerton College, University of Cambridge. She has 26 years of teaching experience and has spent the last 15 years in senior management positions at a range of schools.
Carolyn joined Abbey College Cambridge in 2015 as Head of Sixth Form. She particularly enjoys teaching Chemistry and encouraging girls to study Chemistry. As the leader of our college pastoral team Carolyn is looking forward to continuing to provide outstanding care for all students and developing the skills and qualities they need to become future pioneers and leaders.
Outside of school Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family, reading, gardening, and learning Italian.