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.

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

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


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

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

Ida Danewid | Research student at LSE

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


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 sudying identity in the far-right.

Read the Q&A with Marta Lorimer

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

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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