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LSE Academics & Experts


The LSE academics and experts we work with are highly experienced in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies – from literature reviews, stakeholder interviews or surveys to statistical modelling.

Meet our experts:

Climate change and environment

Simon Dietz

Professor Simon Dietz
Director of the ESRC-funded Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

Expertise: climate change; environmental economics; sustainable development


Sam Fankhauser

Professor Samuel Fankhauser
Director at the Grantham Research Institute 
Deputy Director of the ESRC-funded Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

Expertise: adaptation to climate change; carbon markets; climate change economics; energy; environment


Luca Taschini

Dr Luca Taschini
Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Expertise: carbon markets; energy economics; environmental economics; industrial organisation

Development

Ruth Kattumuri

Dr Ruth Kattumuri
Co-Director of the India Observatory
Associate at the Grantham Research Institute
Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences

Expertise: climate change; education and skills; sustainable growth and inclusion, sustainable cities; food security; health policy; population and development

Economic geography

Riccardo Crescenzi

Professor Riccardo Crescenzi
Professor of Economic Geography

Expertise: brexit; economic geography; EU economic growth; EU policies; global restructuring; innovation; knowledge economy; local economic development; regional disparities; regional economic development


Simona Iammarino

Professor Simona Iammarino
Professor of Economic Geography
Head of Department of Geography and Environment

Expertise: economic development; economic geography; environment; multinational corporations; local impacts; location and innovation strategies; technological change; regional policy


Vassilis Monastiriotis

Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis
Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute
Director of LSE Research on South East Europe

Expertise: applied spatial econometrics; Greece and South East Europe; labour market flexibility; regional policy; unemployment; wage and income disparities

Economics

Swati Dhingra

Dr Swati Dhingra
Assistant Professor of Economics

Expertise: industrial policy; globalisation; international economics; trade policy; industrial organisation


Panos Kanavos

Dr Panos Kanavos
Associate Professor of International Health Policy, Department of Health Policy

Expertise: health economics; health technology assessment; economics of medical technologies; pharmaceuticals; disease management; quality of care


Grace Lordan

Dr Grace Lordan
Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy
Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy

Expertise: discrimination; diversity and inclusion; gender; health economics; inequality; labour economics; worker wellbeing


Gianmarco Ottaviano

Professor Gianmarco Ottaviano
Professor of Economics

Expertise: economic geography; economics; foreign direct investment; immigration; international trade; multinationals; urban economics


Thomas Sampson

Dr Thomas Sampson
Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics

Expertise: international trade; Brexit; economic growth and development 

Education

Marina Cino-Pagliarello

Dr Marina Cino Pagliarello
Research Associate at LSE Enterprise

Expertise: European Political Economy; European politics; social policy research; European education policy; comparative education; teachers and trainers continuous professional training; apprenticeship


Anne Corbett

Dr Anne Corbett
Senior Associate at LSE Enterprise

Expertise: Bologna Process participant countries; Brexit; EU higher education policy; national higher education policies in EU 28 and Bologna 49; the Bologna Process; the European Union Member States


Niccolo Durazzi2

Niccolo Durazzi
PhD candidate in the Department of Social Policy
Research Associate at LSE Enterprise

Expertise: higher education; skill formation and labour market policy; comparative political economy; comparative social policy


Anne West

Professor Anne West
Professor of Education Policy in the Department of Social Policy

Expertise: early years education and care policies; education policy and reforms; education and early years policy in comparative perspective; families and children; school finance

Health

Jennifer Beecham

Professor Jennifer Beecham
Professor of Health and Social Care Economics

Expertise: adults; children; eating disorders; economic evaluation; intellectual disabilities; mental health; social care; social services; unit costs


Eva-Marie Bonin

Eva-Maria Bonin
Assistant Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Social Policy, at LSE Health and at PSSRU

Expertise: childhood health; health care; health economics; interventions for children; mental health service provision; social care; social cost of mental health


Joan Costa-i-Font

Dr Joan Costa-Font
Associate Professor (Reader) of Political Economy in the Department of Health Policy and at the European Institute

Expertise: behavioural incentive design; health disadvantage; health economics; intergenerational transmission; lifestyles; long term care; political economy of health care


Jose-Luis Fernandez

Dr Jose-Luis Fernandez
Deputy Director and Associate Professorial Research Fellow at PSSRU

Expertise: community care; consumer directed care; elderly; health economics; social care economics


Jennifer Gill

Dr Jennifer Gill
Associate Director at the Medicines Technology Research Group

Expertise: pharmacology; genetics; project management; health communication; knowledge transfer; public health; pharmacy policy; chronic pain; population ageing; cancer; MS


Panos Kanavos

Dr Panos Kanavos
Associate Professor of International Health Policy, Department of Health Policy

Expertise: health economics; health technology assessment; economics of medical technologies; pharmaceuticals; disease management; quality of care


Martin Knapp

Professor Martin Knapp
Director of PSSRU

Expertise: community care policy; dementia; health economics; health policy; long-term care; mental health


Grace Lordan

Dr Grace Lordan
Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy
Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy

Expertise: diversity and inclusion; discrimination; worker wellbeing; gender; inequality; health economics; labour economics


Ali McGuire

Professor Alistair McGuire
Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Policy

Expertise: economics; health care; health economics; social care; social policy


Elias Mossialos

Professor Elias Mossialos
Head of Department and Professor of Health Policy, Department of Health Policy

Expertise: antibiotics; cancer care and policy; European health policies; health systems and policy; funding health care; pharmaceutical policies; private health insurance 


Huseyin Naci

Dr Huseyin Naci
Assistant Professor of Health Policy, Department of Health Policy

Expertise: cardiovascular disease; comparative effectiveness research; health care; health policy; health technology; pharmaceutical regulation; research design; systematic reviews


Michela Tinelli

Dr Michela Tinelli
Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at PSSRU

Expertise: chronic disease; health care; health economics; health policy; pharmaceutical chemistry; public health; social care; socioeconomics


Victoria Tzouma

Victoria Tzouma
Associate Director in Health Economics and Policy

Expertise: Health Technology Assessment (HTA); pharmaceutical policy; comparative health policy; pharmaceutical regulation; pricing and reimbursement of medical technologies; health outcomes; systematic reviews

Housing

Bert Provan

Dr Bert Provan
Occasional Senior Research Fellow and Knowledge Broker at CASE (Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion)

Expertise: French housing policies; housing; impact of welfare reforms; neighbourhoud renewal; social impact of regeneration; social return on investment; 


Kath Scanlon

Kathleen Scanlon
Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at LSE London

Expertise: housing finance; housing policy; urban policy


Christine Whitehead

Professor Christine Whitehead
Professor Emeritus in Housing Economics

Expertise: housing economics; housing finance; housing policy; privatisation; urban land markets; urban policy

Inequality and poverty

Tania Burchardt

Dr Tania Burchardt
Director of CASE (Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion)

Expertise: equality; welfare policies; social inclusion; social policy; theories of justice


John Hills

Professor John Hills
Chair of CASE
Co-Director of LSE International Inequalities Institute
Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy

Expertise: housing finance; income distribution; pensions policy; public attitudes; social exclusion; tax; wealth distribution


Kitty Stewart

Dr Kitty Stewart
Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy
Associate Director at CASE (Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion)

Expertise: child poverty; early years policy; EU regional disparities; inequality; low skilled employment; social exclusion

Information systems

Carsten Sorenson

Dr Carsten Sørensen
Reader (Associate Professor) in Digital Innovation, Department of Management

Expertise: digital innovation; digital infrastructures; information services automation; mobile platforms; mobile technology standards; professional services automations


Will Venters

Dr Will Venters
Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Expertise: digital innovation; digital platforms; cloud computing; digital interfaces and ecosystems; business agility; artificial intelligence within business; digital systems development

Innovation

Christian Busch

Dr Christian Busch
Lecturer
Co-Founder, Leaders on Purpose

Expertise: impact organization; future of business; innovation; purpose-driven organizations; sustainable business model innovation; entrepreneurship; innovation communities; social impact; social innovation; social networks


Simona Iammarino

Professor Simona Iammarino
Professor of Economic Geography
Head of Department of Geography and Environment

Expertise: economic development; economic geography; environment; multinational corporations; local impacts; location and innovation strategies; technological change; regional policy


Carsten Sorenson

Dr Carsten Sørensen
Reader (Associate Professor) in Digital Innovation, Department of Management

Expertise: digital innovation; digital infrastructures; information services automation; mobile platforms; mobile technology standards; professional services automations


Will Venters

Dr Will Venters
Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Expertise: digital innovation; digital platforms; cloud computing; digital interfaces and ecosystems; business agility; artificial intelligence within business; digital systems development

 

International trade

Swati Dhingra

Dr Swati Dhingra
Assistant Professor of Economics

Expertise: industrial policy; globalisation; international economics; trade policy; industrial organisation


Jan Kleinheisterkamp

Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp
Associate Professor of Law

Expertise: international arbitration; trade agreements; international investment law; investor-state-dispute settlement (ISDS); commercial contracts; international transactions; EU law; international law; comparative law


Thomas Sampson

Dr Thomas Sampson
Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics

Expertise: international trade; Brexit; economic growth and development 


Julius Sen

Julius Sen
Associate Director and Senior Programme Advisor at LSE Enterprise

Expertise: debt and policy reform; developing countries; globalisation; India; international economic management; international trade; political management; WTO


Ken Shadlen

Professor Ken Shadlen
Professor of Development Studies  &  Head of Department at the Department of International Development

Expertise: Latin America; World Trade Organization (WTO); debt and developing countries; industrial policy; intellectual property rights; international institutions; patents; pharmaceuticals; politics; trade and industrial strategy


Stephen Woolcock

Dr Stephen Woolcock
Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations

Expertise: EU trade and investment policies; European trade; international investment policy; international trade; preferential trade and investment agreements; trade negotiations; trade policy; World Trade Organisation

Law

Jan Kleinheisterkamp

Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp
Associate Professor of Law

Expertise: international arbitration; trade agreements; international investment law; investor-state-dispute settlement (ISDS); commercial contracts; international transactions; EU law; international law; comparative law


Ian Roxan

Dr Ian Roxan
Associate Professor in the Department of Law

Expertise: civil law countries; corporate finance; corporate taxation; EU VAT; European taxation; international taxation; stamp duty; tax policy; taxation; trustee investments; trusts


Edmund-Philipp Schuster

Edmund-Philipp Schuster
Associate Professor in the Department of Law

Expertise: corporate law; harmonisation of company law on European level; finance; takeover regulation

Media and communications

Alexander Grous

Dr Alexander Grous
Academic Associate at LSE Enterprise

Expertise: aerospace; betting and gaming; broadcasting; DRM; e-commerce; ERP; franchising; information systems; internet; mobile and satellite telecommunications; new media; P2P; programme management; software


Sonia Livingstone

Professor Sonia Livingstone
Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Media and Communications

Expertise: children and new media; internet use; media audiences; media literacy; mediated participation; online risks and safety; public engagement with communication regulation


Claire Milne

Claire Milne
Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications

Expertise: consumer affairs; consumer representation; nuisance calls; numbering; telecommunications policy; telecommunications regulation; universal service

Methodology

Arnaud Vaganay

Arnaud Vaganay
Research Associate at LSE Enterprise

Expertise: comparative political economy; employment and social policies; programme and policy evaluation; research methods (mixed methods); role of evidence in policy-making; social experiments; 

Political economy (International and European)

Will Bartlett

Dr Will Bartlett
Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSEE Research Unit on South East Europe (European Institute)

Expertise: economic development of the Western Balkans; labour market reforms; education system reforms; health system reforms; social inclusion


Nick Barr

Professor Nicholas Barr
Professor of Public Economics

Expertise: economic theory of the welfare state; finance of higher education; health finance; pensions; public economics; social insurance


Joan Costa-i-Font

Dr Joan Costa-Font
Associate Professor (Reader) of Political Economy in the Department of Health Policy and at the European Institute

Expertise: behavioural incentive design; health disadvantage; health economics; intergenerational transmission; lifestyles; long term care; political economy of health care


Steve Coulter

Dr Steve Coulter
LSE Fellow in Political Economy of Europe at the European Institute

Expertise: British and European politics; comparative political economy; industrial and growth policy; interest groups; labour markets and trade unions


Riccardo Crescenzi

Professor Riccardo Crescenzi
Professor of Economic Geography

Expertise: brexit; economic geography; EU economic growth; EU policies; global restructuring; innovation; knowledge economy; local economic development; regional disparities; regional economic development


Paul De Grauwe

Professor Paul De Grauwe
John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy at the European Institute

Expertise: European political economy; international economics; foreign-exchange markets; international monetary relations; monetary integration; open-economy macroeconomics


Kevin Featherstone

Professor Kevin Featherstone, AcSS
Head of the European Institute
Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies
Professor of European Politics

Expertise: politics of ‘BREXIT’;  Greek politics and the EU; European politics


Claire Gordon

Dr Claire Gordon
Head of LSE Teaching and Learning Centre

Expertise: conflict management; East European politics; minority policy; role of conditionality


Bob Hancke

Dr Bob Hancké
Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute

Expertise: advanced capitalist societies; institutions and macro-economic policy; labour relations; political economy; transition economies


Vassilis Monastiriotis

Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis
Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute
Director of LSE Research on South East Europe

Expertise: applied spatial econometrics; Greece and South East Europe; labour market flexibility; regional policy; unemployment; wage and income disparities


Waltraud Schelkle

Dr Waltraud Schelkle
Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute

Expertise: European integration; European Monetary Union; financial markets and social policy; United Germany

Psychological and behavioural science

Alex Gillespie

Dr Alex Gillespie
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

Expertise: behavioural science; fieldwork in health care; psychological science


Grace Lordan

Dr Grace Lordan
Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy
Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy

Expertise: diversity and inclusion; discrimination; worker wellbeing; gender; inequality; health economics; labour economics


Tom Reader

Dr Tom Reader
Associate Professor in Organisational Psychology

Expertise: decision-making; human error; leadership; non-technical skills; oil and gas; organisational culture; patient safety; safety; situation awareness; team mental models; teamwork


Chris Tennant

Dr Chris Tennant
Visiting Teacher

Expertise: classical languages; climate change; driverless cars; neuroscience; philosophy

Public policy and regulation

Martin Lodge

Professor Martin Lodge
Professor of Political Science and Public Policy 
Director of CARR (Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation)

Expertise: British public policy; EU public policy; German public policy; government; institutional analysis; political science; public policy

Urbanisation and cities

Philipp Rode

Dr Philipp Rode
Executive Director of LSE Cities
Associate Professorial Research Fellow

Expertise: architecture; cities and climate change; city design; global cities; public space; strategic planning; transport; urban policy; urban regeneration; urban sustainability


Tony Travers

Professor Tony Travers
Director of LSE London 
Visiting Professor in the Department of Government

Expertise: city government; local government; London; public finance; schools' finance