LSE is an institution focused on world class teaching and research. The coordination and strategic planning behind this dynamic educational activity is the Directorate which covers both academic and non-academic concerns.
The Directorate is composed of the Director, Deputy Director and Provost and three Pro-directors (who are senior academics) and their support staff.
The Director, Deputy Director and Provost and Pro-directors help shape new ideas and initiatives and keep the School forward-thinking. In collaboration with expert academics and administrators, the Directorate seeks to keep LSE at the leading edge of contemporary intellectual thought.
The LSE's strategic leadership is provided by the Directorate and covers both academic and non-academic concerns.
Professor Craig Calhoun, Director
The School's Director is Professor Craig Calhoun. Professor Calhoun, is a world-renowned social scientist whose work connects sociology to culture, communication, politics, philosophy and economics. He took up his post as LSE Director on
1 September 2012, having left the United States where he was University Professor at New York University and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge and President of the Social Science Research Council.
For more background information, see Meet the Director. See also Professor Calhoun's profile and publications in the LSE Experts Directory.
The Director is appointed for a fixed term. The pro-directors are appointed from within the School's senior academics, again for fixed terms. The Directorate reports to the School's Court of Governors.
The Director is assisted by the Deputy Director and Provost and three Pro-directors with defined areas of activity:
Professor Stuart Corbridge
Professor Corbridge is Deputy Director and Provost.
He is a Professor of International Development with longstanding research interests in governance and the political economy of growth, especially in India.
He joined the LSE in 2001 and was appointed Deputy Director and Provost in September 2013. As Provost, he is responsible for academic affairs, including recruitment, review and promotion and oversight of the teaching offer.
He is a member of the Court of Governors and Council.
See Professor Stuart Corbridge's profile and publications in the LSE Experts Directory
Professor Paul Kelly
Professor Kelly is Professor of Political Theory and Pro-director for teaching and learning.
He joined the LSE in 1995 after teaching for five years at the University of Wales Swansea. Prior to that he held a visiting research fellowship at the University of Chicago Law School and at the Bentham Project, University College London. He graduated from York University with a First in Philosophy and an MA in Political Theory. His PhD is from the University of London, where he spent two years at LSE and a further year at UCL.
See Professor Paul Kelly's profile and publications in the LSE Experts Directory.
Professor George Gaskell
Professor Gaskell is Professor of Social Psychology and Pro-director for planning and resources.
George Gaskell was head of the Methodology Institute and is a member of the Court of Governors and the Council. As pro-director his main areas of responsibility are for academic policy and resources, estates, and relations with the departments. His research focuses on social, legal, and ethical implications of the Life Sciences with a particular emphasis on 'public ethics'. He is a member of the ESRC Evaluation Committee and is a participant in an EC research programme on biobanks.
See Professor George Gaskell's profile and publications in the LSE Experts Directory.
Professor Julia Black
Professor Black is Professor of Law and Pro-director for research
Julia Black completed her first degree in Jurisprudence and her DPhil at Oxford University. Her primary research interest is regulation. She has written extensively on issues of regulatory dynamics and advised policy makers, legislators, consumer bodies and regulators on issues of institutional design and regulatory strategy in the UK and overseas. She has received a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship, been a Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney, a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and in 2014 she will be the Sir Frank Holmes Visiting Fellow in Public Policy in the University of Victoria, New Zealand. She is General Editor of the Modern Law Review and on the editorial boards of Law and Policy, Regulation and Governance and the new Journal of Financial Regulation. In 2014 she was appointed as a lay member to the Board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and is a member of its Regulatory Risk Committee.