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)


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

Department of Gender Studies


Emma Spruce

A Teaching Fellow with the Department of Gender Studies.

Read the Q&A with Emma Spruce


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


Eduardo Ibarra-Olilvio

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

Read the Q&A with Eduardo Ibarra-Olilvio


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


Fergus Green

PhD researcher looking into the repurcussions of policy change.

Read the Q&A with Fergus Green

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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Ida Danewid

PhD student researching global solidarity and colonial patterns.

Read the Q&A with Ida Danewid

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

Department of Media and Communications

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Svetlana Smirnova

PhD candidate investigating data tracking.

Read the Q&A with Svetlana Smirnova


Zoë Glatt

PhD candidate investigating professional YouTube content creators 

Read the Q&A with Zoë Glatt


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


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

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment


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


Megan Ryburn

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

Read the Q&A with Megan Ryburn