The Wardens act as your first port of call for help and support for any matters relating to life in halls. The Wardening team are here for your safety, wellbeing and discipline – but also to make sure the Hall runs smoothly and you have an enjoyable first year at university.

Wilson House has a Warden, an Assistant Warden, and seven Sub-Wardens (who together make up the Wardening team). The wardening team are here for you, so don’t hesitate to stop by or approach anyone of us if you see us in the hall. We wish you a very happy and successful year, and look forward to meeting you all! 
Meet the Wardening team below.



Hello I’m Felicitas Starr-Egger, the new Warden of Wilson House. Along with my hard-working wardening team, my aim is to ensure that your stay at Wilson is safe and as comfortable as the current difficult circumstances allow. 

After having worked in several secondary schools, universities as well as the private sector, I joined Imperial in 2008 and now, as Director of Language Studies, look after all foreign language modules and programme strands across all faculties and departments. Alongside my managerial role, I teach on the institution-wide Horizons programme and, when I have time, research and publish in Exile Studies. 

Like my fellow wardens, I have quite a few hobbies and usually spend my holidays mountaineering or skiing (with the odd bit of caving here and there) but would say that currently I am unfortunately limited to cycling and cooking. 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch. Although I have a fairly busy schedule, I’m always happy to make time for a chat. 


Assistant Warden

Welcome everyone! I’m Ruben Doyle, the Assistant Warden of Wilson House. As part of the wardening team, my aim is to provide you with a safe, comfortable and fun home during your first year of university life!

I am currently in my 8th year of Imperial, having completed a MEng in Mechanical Engineering followed by a PhD in Biomechanics. I am now a Postdoctoral Researcher working on additively manufactured tools for joint replacement surgery. When not working or wardening, I like to spend my time cycling, running and swimming, competing in triathlons or long-distance events (making sure to wear out my knees and hips early!). I also enjoy ice hockey, climbing and hiking. When possible I love to get out to local music gigs, so London is a perfect place to live!

To all of Imperial’s new students, a warm welcome! To our returning students: welcome back! I look forward to meeting you all, please feel free to come and have a chat anytime.


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Hi! I’m Gavin – I’m from a place called High Wycombe which is quite close to London. I’ve been at Imperial for 5 years now having just finished my undergrad in Physics last year – I have lots of Blackett stories to tell. I’m now starting my PhD in the Computing department. My research splices AI and Computer Vision with Medical Imaging.

I really enjoy playing tennis and badminton – you’ll often find me at the Hyde Park tennis courts. One of my goals this year is to try out climbing – so please ask me how climbing is going so that I actually do it! Aside from sport, I’m a big fan of tea and I’m interested in new tech. I’m currently the administrator and developer for the eHalls system so please find me if you have any difficulties

So… Welcome to Wilson House and Imperial! I hope you have a fantastic year and I look forward to meeting you all! If you see me around, please don’t hesitate to come say hi – I’m here to help with any issues that arise 🙂


Hi everyone! Welcome to Imperial College and Wilson House. I am Sijia [sɪ-dʒɪɑː], part of the sub-warden team here. 

I am from Shandong, a coastal province in east China. You may have heard of my hometown as it is the birthplace of Confucius, an ancient philosopher whose theory had great impact on Chinese history and culture. Growing up in such atmosphere, I became highly enthusiastic in history and traditional art. Contradictory as it may sound, seven years ago, I chose to study biochemistry as my undergraduate course when I joined Imperial, as I believe science and technology can better prepare me for the future. Now I am starting my 3rd year as a PhD student at LMS MRC focusing on splicing and metabolic disorders.

Outside of the lab, I still spend some time reading history and writing stories related to it. Meanwhile, I enjoy sports like archery and cycling, as well as watching movies, cooking and learning about cultures all around the world. I am also really chatty, so if you would like to learn about anything related to life at Imperial or in biomedical research, or simply fancy a chat, please feel free to find me. I hope you all have a great year at Imperial and Wilson House!


Hello everyone! Congratulations on your place at Imperial and welcome to Wilson House!

I’m Alberto, I’m from Lecce, in sunny Apulia, South of Italy, where I studied for my Undergraduate degree in Information Engineering. I got my MSc in Robotics and Automation in the shade of the leaning tower of Pisa and then started my PhD journey here at Imperial two years ago. My research interests are in the field of stochastic control systems: I mainly deal with theoretical analysis (tons of maths!) and computer simulations.

 In my free time I usually go jogging and enjoy playing tennis, so you are very welcome to hit me up if you need a running or hitting partner.

I can’t wait to see you all here at Wilson House. Hope you get the most out of your university life!


Smiley welcomes everyone and warm greetings to Imperial! You made it here, woooho!

I am Ahmed, a medical doctor by training from Egypt and currently working as a Research Associate in Patient Safety at Imperial School of Public Health. I first joined Imperial in 2017 as a master’s student after spending 2+ years working with the United Nations (UNHCR) in coordinating health programs for refugees. After my Imperial degree, I joined the UN again but in the capacity of the World Health Organization (WHO) for another 1+ year, before coming back to what I can passionately call home, Imperial College.

I do love to smile (you will easily notice), play tennis table (cannot get enough of it), have purposeless long walks in the streets (until I got lost), and most recently jogging! (proudly lost 24kg since the start of COVID-19 pandemic by skipping no days of 5km daily runs; anyone is welcome to join!). I can be always a good listener, so, happy to hear from you anytime, and you would find me always here helping as far as I can! Enjoy your time at your new home, Wilson House, and the bigger one, Imperial College! See you all around smiling, but temporarily under the mask! 😉🙂


Hi Everyone! My name is Harry, and I am a second year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering, researching fire spread in timber buildings. I’m from Hampshire (South England), but I have been at Imperial for 4 years as a Mechanical Engineering Undergrad. If you need any tips on where to shop, eat or have some fun, feel free to ask!

When I’m not intentionally (and safely!) burning things, I like playing video games, board games, and just generally hanging out and chatting. Lately I have got quite interested in cooking and cocktail making, so apologies if I make anything in the kitchen that smells too tasty! I like to keep my research and my food separate, so I am doing my best not to burn whatever I cook.

Imperial is an incredible place, and there are a ridiculous amount of opportunities to meet new people, try fun clubs and activities, and just generally try something new. So, if I have any advice, it’s to get out there and have fun!


Hey everyone! I am Lucie – I am from Prague in the Czech Republic and I have started my UK journey five years ago as a biologist at Cambridge. Since October 2018, I have been engineering microbial metabolism and communities to produce drugs for cancer and neurodegenerative diseases in my PhD at Imperial.

When not in the lab, I love adventurous sports such as caving, long remote mountain tours, and kayaking. Caving is now taking most of my free time but I also enjoy baking, playing frisbee ultimate, practicing improv, acroyoga, and many other activities. I might discover some more awesome clubs at the freshers fair this year again!

I hope you are all excited about coming to Wilson and starting your academic adventures! I look forward to meeting you all and being on hand if you need anything! 


Hi I am Shati. I am a subwarden at Wilson, currently in her 5th year at Imperial (having done my undergraduate and masters here) and doing my PhD in Digital Health. Pre-covid times- I enjoyed playing an array of sports and going travelling around the world and hiking in obscure parts of the world! I am always approachable and happy to always have a chat with students regarding the many challenges and joys of studying at Imperial.

I hail from continental Europe and have lived in many different countries  so always happy to also talk to International Students on how to adjust to life in London-which in normal times is a really great city to study and live in!