Who's Who

Find out our roles 



Undergraduate Programme Directors and Academic Mentors

On joining the School, undergraduate students will be assigned a member of academic staff within the Department of Statistics as an Academic Mentor who will offer guidance on course options, finances and life at university.

Our Undergraduate Programme Directors are: 

BSc Actuarial Science Programme Director: Dr George Tzougas

BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Business Programme Director: Dr Wicher Bergsma

Our Academic Mentors are: 

All first year Undergraduate students: Dr Gelly Mitrodima 

All second and third year students: All academic mentors have now been allocated for this academic year. Please check LSE for You. 

Please note Dr Gelly Mitrodima is available to both second and third years who wish to seek advice beyond their academic mentor. 

MSc Programme Directors 

For MSc students the role of Academic Mentor is taken on by the Programme Director. Similarly, research students are allocated first and second year supervisors who are both responsible for offering academic guidance and advice, along with helping with more practical queries and concerns.

Our MSc Postgraduate Directors are:

MSc Data Science Programme Director: Professor Milan Vojnovic

MSc Quantitative Methods for Risk Management Programme Director: Dr Beatrice Acciaio

MSc Statistics and MSc Statistics (Research) Programme Director: Dr Kostas Kalogeropoulos

MSc Statistics (Financial Statistics) and MSc Statistics (Financial Statistics) (Research) Programme Director: Dr Clifford Lam

MSc Statistics (Social Statistics) and MSc Statistics (Social Statistics) (Research)Programme Director: Professor Jouni Kuha

LSE-Fudan Double Masters in Financial Statistics and Chinese Economy Programme Director: Dr Clifford Lam

Professional Services Staff

Our Professional Services Staff are always willing to help you with any queries you may have. 

Kayleigh Brewer, Office Coordinator (General queries)

Steve Ellis, Undergraduate Programmes Manager

Sarah McManus, MSc Programmes Manager

Penny Montague, Research Manager (PhD queries)

Dolly Padalia, Communications and Events Officer (Events queries)


Students also have the opportunity to raise concerns about any issue they are facing through the Staff Student Liaison Committee (SSLC). This committee provides a forum within which academic staff and students can raise and discuss issues relating to: teaching within the department; the content and design of courses; departmental administration; and the facilities provided by the department and the School.

There is a separate committee for each undergraduate degree programme and taught Masters, as well as one for the department's MPhil/PhD programme. Please have a look at the latest SSLC guidance for chairs and members.