Dona McCullagh

Contact information:

  • Lodge, second floor, Room L9
  • 01223 746591
  • 2045044c56494a210651454d5058531e48455118192447455112454712594f062248455118192447455112454712594f20134522 MmuxG72G6DFNzUwkGwPCtkAMG4oJPbwl caesar dam45@cam.ac.uk

Role at Ridley:

Communications Officer

mccullagh-donaDona manages Ridley’s printed and online communications, from designing pvc banners to creating letterheads to managing the college website. Her role is cross-cutting, and she enjoys working with staff colleagues in all departments of the college.

Prospective ordination students will first encounter her work on the website and in the welcome packs they receive at open days, and alumni will receive the annual News from Ridley magazine which Dona compiles and designs.

With a background in Classics (Greek and Roman language and civilisation), Dona is self-taught in website and graphic design, and enjoys learning more every day, following design blogs and bulletins, taking online courses and getting behind-the-scenes tours at the printing companies she collaborates with for her work at Ridley.

Former roles at Ridley

After six years working as sales and editorial assistant for the publishers Grove Books, whose basement office is located at the college, Dona moved up the stairs to the ground floor to work on Reception and to become the college’s webmaster.

At the same time Dona became Personal Assistant to Professor Jeremy Begbie, then Tutor in Christian Doctrine at Ridley. She continued to work with him for some years after his move to Duke Divinity School, where he founded Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts. The work gave her opportunities to discover and hone skills in a wide variety of areas, including publishing and event management.

Following a brief period working as Acting Admissions Officer, in 2009 Dona moved to a new office on the top floor of what was formerly the Principal’s Lodge, to take up her current role of designing print and online publications for the college.

Dona is currently helping to establish a new interdisciplinary initiative in the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Governance Labs seeks to translate knowledge and lessons about decision-making into practical tools for those who exercise authority on behalf of citizens.

CGL's aim is to empower citizens and leaders to meet the challenges facing society, especially in developing countries where populations live closer to the edge and where poor decisions cost lives in untold numbers.

She also from time to time works with Gilead Publishing, editing and typesetting manuscripts and designing book covers for Christian books, building on some of the publishing skills she gained during her time working at Grove Books.

Dona McCullagh

Contact information:

  • Lodge, second floor, Room L9
  • 01223 746591
  • 2045044c56494a210651454d5058531e48455118192447455112454712594f062248455118192447455112454712594f20134522 MmuxG72G6DFNzUwkGwPCtkAMG4oJPbwl caesar dam45@cam.ac.uk

Role at Ridley:

Communications Officer

mccullagh-donaDona manages Ridley’s printed and online communications, from designing pvc banners to creating letterheads to managing the college website. Her role is cross-cutting, and she enjoys working with staff colleagues in all departments of the college.

Prospective ordination students will first encounter her work on the website and in the welcome packs they receive at open days, and alumni will receive the annual News from Ridley magazine which Dona compiles and designs.

With a background in Classics (Greek and Roman language and civilisation), Dona is self-taught in website and graphic design, and enjoys learning more every day, following design blogs and bulletins, taking online courses and getting behind-the-scenes tours at the printing companies she collaborates with for her work at Ridley.

Former roles at Ridley

After six years working as sales and editorial assistant for the publishers Grove Books, whose basement office is located at the college, Dona moved up the stairs to the ground floor to work on Reception and to become the college’s webmaster.

At the same time Dona became Personal Assistant to Professor Jeremy Begbie, then Tutor in Christian Doctrine at Ridley. She continued to work with him for some years after his move to Duke Divinity School, where he founded Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts. The work gave her opportunities to discover and hone skills in a wide variety of areas, including publishing and event management.

Following a brief period working as Acting Admissions Officer, in 2009 Dona moved to a new office on the top floor of what was formerly the Principal’s Lodge, to take up her current role of designing print and online publications for the college.

Dona is currently helping to establish a new interdisciplinary initiative in the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Governance Labs seeks to translate knowledge and lessons about decision-making into practical tools for those who exercise authority on behalf of citizens.

CGL's aim is to empower citizens and leaders to meet the challenges facing society, especially in developing countries where populations live closer to the edge and where poor decisions cost lives in untold numbers.

She also from time to time works with Gilead Publishing, editing and typesetting manuscripts and designing book covers for Christian books, building on some of the publishing skills she gained during her time working at Grove Books.