Researcher Q&As

Short interviews with early career researchers at LSE

Read about the research taking place in different departments across the School, how the PhD candidates feel being a part of LSE, and their advice for prospective students.

Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)

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Tammy Campbell

A British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow investigating inequalities faced by young children of special educational needs and disabilities (SENDs).

Read the Q&A with Tammy Campbell

Department of Anthropology

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Anni Kajanus

A Leverhulme Early Career Fellow researching the dynamics of human cooperation, conflict and competition from a cognitive anthropological perspective.

Read the Q&A with Anni Kajanus

Yufei Zhou

Yufei Zhou

A PhD candidate investigating the changing human-dog ethics around Tibetan Mastiff breeding in China. Yufei won the PhD Academy prize in this year’s research competition.

Read the Q&A with Yufei Zhou

Gabriela Cabana-Alvear

Gabriela Cabana-Alvear

A PhD candidate investigating energy use in Brazil. 

Read the Q&A with Gabriela Cabana-Alvear

Department of Economic History

Alka Raman

Alka Raman

A PhD candidate with the Department of Economic History, and winner of the 2019 LSE Festival poster prize for her work on the impact of Indian textiles on the early British cotton industry.

Read the Q&A with Alka Raman

Department of Gender Studies

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Emma Spruce

A Teaching Fellow with the Department of Gender Studies.

Read the Q&A with Emma Spruce

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Jacob Breslow

A Teaching Fellow with the Department of Gender Studies.

Read the Q&A with Jacob Breslow

Department of Geography and Environment

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Cong Peng

A PhD candidate researching urban economics and policy.

Read the Q&A with Cong Peng

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Do Young Oh

A PhD candidate studying the historical relationship between universities and the urbanisation process in East Asia, from colonial times to the current era. 

Read the Q&A with Do Young Oh

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Eduardo Ibarra-Olilvio

A PhD candidate investigating regional competitiveness, productivity and development in Mexico.

Read the Q&A with Eduardo Ibarra-Olilvio

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Martina Manara

A PhD candidate investigating property rights in Tanzania. 

Read the Q&A with Martina Manara

Department of Government

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McDonald Lewanika

Doctoral researcher focusing on the politics and development of the African state.

Read the Q&A with McDonald Lewanika

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Fergus Green

PhD researcher looking into the repurcussions of policy change.

Read the Q&A with Fergus Green

Department of Health Policy

Genevieve Jeffrey

Genevieve Jeffrey

A PhD candidate studying the impact of social policy on health outcomes across generations.

Read the Q&A with Genevieve Jeffrey

Department of International Development

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Max Gallien

PhD student researching informal economies in the Middle East and North Africa.

Read the Q&A with Max Gallien

Department of International Relations

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Jemima Ackah-Arthur

PhD student researching the ways governments respond to armed groups.

Read the Q&A with Jemima Ackah-Arthur

Ida Danewid | Research student at LSE

Ida Danewid

PhD student researching global solidarity and colonial patterns.

Read the Q&A with Ida Danewid

Nicola Degli Esposti

Nicola Degli Esposti

Investigating the politics and political economy of the Kurdish national movement.

Read the Q&A with Nicola Degli Esposti

Carlotta Clivio

Carlotta Clivio

PhD student researching Chinese leadership’s involvement in global climate governance structures.

Read the Q&A with Carlotta Clivio

Alireza Shams Lahijani

Alireza Shams Lahijani

PhD student investigating Iranian representations and conceptions of Europe.

Read the Q&A with Alireza Shams Lahijani

Department of Law

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Sroyon Mukherjee

PhD candidate researching the legal cases involving environmental valuation.

Read the Q&A with Sroyon Mukherjee

Department of Management

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Atta Addo

PhD candidate researching Information Technology in developing countries.

Read the Q&A with Atta Addo

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Esther Canonico

LSE Fellow researching the effectiveness of flexible working practices and work-life balance.

Read the Q&A with Esther Canonico

Department of Mathematics 

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Nόra Frankl

PhD candidate studying discrete geometry.

Read the Q&A with Nόra Frankl

Raymond Pang

Raymond Pang

PhD candidate studying financial networks.

Read the Q&A with Raymond Pang

Department of Media and Communications

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Svetlana Smirnova

PhD candidate investigating data tracking.

Read the Q&A with Svetlana Smirnova

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Zoë Glatt

PhD candidate investigating professional YouTube content creators 

Read the Q&A with Zoë Glatt

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Gianfranco Polizzi

PhD candidate investigating how digital literacy and civic, political engagement shape one another.

Read the Q&A with Gianfranco Polizzi

Department of Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method 

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Joe Roussos

A PhD candidate researching how policymakers can make decisions in the face of highly uncertain science.

Read the Q&A with Joe

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Chloé de Canson

PhD student researching the philosophy of language.

Read the Q&A with Chloé

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Celestin Okoroji

PhD candidate researching ideas about unemployed benefit claimants and effects on their self-esteem and wellbeing.

Read the Q&A with Celestin Okoroji

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Laura Kudrna

Research officer investigating the relationship between money and happiness. 

Read the Q&A with Laura Kudrna

Department of Social Policy

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Kate Laffan

PhD candidate studying the reciprocal relationship between human wellbeing and the natural environment. 

Read the Q&A with Kate Laffan

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Miranda Bevan

PhD candidate researching children’s experience of being detained in police custody after arrest.

Read the Q&A with Miranda Bevan

 

Department of Sociology

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Haneen Naamneh

PhD candidate researching how the Palestinian community in Jerusalem experienced transformation following the Israeli occupation.

Read the Q&A with Haneen Naamneh

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Kristina Kolbe

Researching contemporary forms of music production in Berlin.

Read the Q&A with Kristina Kolbe

Department of Statistics

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Yajing Zhu

PhD candidate studying the effects of childhood socioeconomic circumstances on adults’ mental and physical health.

Read the Q&A with Yajing Zhu

European Institute

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Marta Lorimer

PhD candidate with the European Institute studying identity in the far-right.

Read the Q&A with Marta Lorimer

Toon Van Overbeke

Toon Van Overbeke

PhD candidate with the European Institute studying approaches to automation in different political environments.

Read the Q&A with Toon Van Overbeke

Julian Göpffarth

Julian Göpffarth

PhD candidate with the European Institute studying the role and drivers of intellectual support for far right populism in Germany.

Read the Q&A with Julian

Diane Bolet

Diane Bolet

PhD candidate with the European Institute explaining the rise of the radical right in Europe.

Read the Q&A with Diane

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

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Greer Gosnell

Teaching Fellow in the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

Read the Q&A with Greer Gosnell

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Michal Nachmany

Policy officer in the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

Read the Q&A with Michal Nachmany

Latin America and Caribbean Centre

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Megan Ryburn

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at LSE's Latin America and Caribbean Centre

Read the Q&A with Megan Ryburn