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Who's who in the Research Degrees Unit

There are three full-time and one part-time members of staff within the Research Degrees Unit:

Louisa Green
Research Degrees Manager
l.j.green@lse.ac.uk|; +44(0)20 7955 6766

I graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in English in 1996 and have an MBA in Higher Education Management from the Institute of Education. I have worked at King's College London, UCL and SOAS and have been at the LSE since 2005. I became the Research Degrees Manager in 2009, having previously worked in the Teaching Quality Assurance and Review Office. I also work as an Audit Secretary with the QAA and am Secretary to the ARC Quality Practitioners' Group.

As Research Degrees Manager, I am responsible for all regulatory aspects of research degrees within the School and take the lead on individual student cases such as appeals relating to examinations and de-registration. I advise both students and staff on these matters. In addition, I provide guidance on research degree policy matters, in particular the implications of policies of national agencies (such as the Research Councils, HEFCE and the QAA) and developments in the research degree area. I also act as an advisor to the School on matters of impact arising from the Bologna Process.

Matthew Brack
Deputy Research Degrees Manager
m.brack@lse.ac.uk |; +44(0)20 7955 7153

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry in 1993. I joined the LSE in 1997 and have been Deputy Manager of the Research Degrees Unit since its inception in June 2005.

As Deputy Manager I line manage Ann-Marie in the running of the Unit. I advise staff and students on all aspects of Research Degree procedures and regulations, which include the MPhil/PHD examination process and registration. I also compile statistics and data for internal and external purposes, eg the School's completion rates, RAE student data, ESRC/AHRC submission rate surveys. I am also the Secretary of the Research Degrees Subcommittee.

Loraine Evans
Research Degrees Officer

l.evans1@lse.ac.uk|; +44(0)20 7955 7761

I graduated, as a mature student, with a BA (Hons) in English in 2005. I joined the LSE in 2011 from London Business School. I spent a year with the Department of Mathematics as their Research Administrator and have been with the Research Degrees Unit since April 2012.

As Research Degrees Officer, my main area of responsibility is the MPhil/PhD examination process. Alongside this I am  responsible for processing all changes in registration status, including requests to undertake fieldwork and any periods of interruption. I also act as Secretary to the Research Students Consultative Forum.

Ann-Marie Foxcroft
Research Degrees Officer (Thursday/Friday)
+44(0)20 7955 6257

I graduated with a BA (Hons) in English with Geography in 1999 and went on to undertake a research MA in Medieval Studies.  I joined LSE in 2014 and work part-time as Research Degress Officer supporting the examination entry process, monitoring student visas.