Key contacts

This list is a mix of key individuals and offices across LSE that offer academic, development and pastoral support to doctoral students. For comprehensive information about the School's development opportunities, see the Development and training| page.

Academic contacts

See our Departmental resources| page.

Academic Publishing Office

Advice and suggestions on publishing your research. See the Academic Publishing Office| website.

Adviser to male students

Dr Jonathan Hopkin:; 020 7955 6535

Adviser to women students

Dr Wendy Sigle-Rushton:|; 020 7955 7358


Dr Madelaine Chapman is the Careers Consultant for PhD students and research staff and can be contacted at| See also the Careers| website for development and employment opportunities for doctoral students.

Faith Centre

The Chaplaincy offers space, time and one-to-one conversation to students of all faiths and none. See the Faith Centre| website, or contact the Chaplain and Interfaith Adviser, Revd Dr James Walters, on 020 7955 7965. 

Dean of Graduate Studies

The Dean, Dr Sunil Kumar, is available to any graduate student who wishes to raise any problem, academic or otherwise. He can be contacted at| or 020 7955 6195.

Department of Methodology

Runs courses on research methods that meet the ESRC's generic requirements for the first year of a 1+3 PhD programme. See the Department of Methodology| website, where you can also watch SPSS video tutorials. 

Disability and Well-being Service

Sees disabled students on an individual and confidential basis and has several specialist advisers, including in neurodiversity and mental health. See the Disability and Well-being Service| website or call 020 7955 7767.

Research Degrees Unit

For support and advice with any aspect of PhD administration. Further information at the Research Degrees Unit| web page, or contact Research Degrees Unit manager Louisa Green at| or 020 7955 7761/7153.

Research Division

For advice and assistance in all areas relating to funded research activity. See the Research Division| web page.

Student Counselling Service

A free and confidential service offering individual, pre-booked appointments, daily drop-in sessions and a series of group workshops and other events throughout the year. See the Student Counselling Service| website; appointments through 020 7852 3627.

Teaching and Learning Centre

Dr Sarabajaya Kumar is the Academic and Professional Development Adviser for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Researchers working within LSE's Teaching and Learning Centre. She runs an academic and professional development programme| for PhD students and is available to see students on a one to one basis: or 020 7955 6079.