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Stephan Chambers
Institute Director and Professor in Practice

Phone: +44 (0)207 955 7655 

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Nava Ashraf
Research Director and Professor of Economics

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Jonathan Roberts

Dr Jonathan Roberts
Teaching Director and Senior Lecturer in Practice

Phone: +44 (0)207 107 5051

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Teaching and Research


Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett
Professor in Practice




Sir Julian Le Grand 
Professor of Social Policy

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Revd Canon Dr James Walters

Senior Lecturer in Practice

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Gauri Chandra

Gauri Chandra 
Research Assistant

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Moustafa El-Kashlan
Research Assistant




Timo Kapelari
Research Assistant




Practitioners in residence

Veronika Kapustina
Technology Investor & Advisor

Veronika Kapustina is a Practitioner in Residence at the Marshall Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She works with the Marshall Institute, bringing a practical approach from her experience as a technology investor and advisor in the US and the UK. Her focus areas include internet, marketplaces, artificial intelligence, machine learning, legal tech, health tech and food tech. Veronika is passionate about social enterprise business models and triple bottom line corporate management, and both are a focus in her personal investment portfolio. She believes that achieving good returns does not have to be mutually exclusive with creating positive social externalities. 

Veronika received her BSc in Economics from the LSE in 2009. She started her career in investment banking working for Morgan Stanley first in London and then in Palo Alto, California, where she worked on the financings and strategic sales of some of the world’s biggest technology firms. She left the firm in 2017 to focus on her investment work. 

Jude Kelly
Founder, Women Of The World (WOW)

Jude Kelly is a creative director and a foremost commentator on gender, inclusion and the arts. She was Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre from 2006-2018, where she created Festivals including: Being A Man, Unlimited, The Rest is Noise, Changing Britain, the Festival of Death, (B)old, as well as WOW- Women of the World. WOW is a global festival movement and has held 65 festivals in 5 continents over 30 locations in over 15 countries from Baltimore to Brazil, Cardiff to Karachi, and further across the UK, Australia and the USA, reaching over 2 million girls and women, and men and boys too.  

Jude has directed over 100 productions including at the Royal Shakespeare Company, English National Opera, National Theatre, and the Châtalet in Paris. She has advised governments, business, media and educational institutions and is one of the world's foremost commentators on gender and inclusion in the arts. She led the cultural team for the successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic bid. In 2015 she was made a CBE for services to the Arts.  

William Perrin
Trustee, Indigo Trust

Together with his wife, Fran, William Perrin is a trustee of the Indigo Trust. He is the founder and director of Talk About Local, a unique public service project to give people in deprived or isolated communities an online voice they own and run. He has a long track record of community action in London’s deprived King’s Cross neighbourhood

When in the UK civil service, William was Tony Blair’s technology policy advisor in Downing Street, co-authored the ‘Transformational Government’ strategy, commissioned the 2007 Power of Information Review, was Secretary to the Power of Information Taskforce, ran ‘Show us a Better Way’ one of the first open data competitions and was Chair of the OECD expert group on e-government.

Will is also a trustee of King’s Cross Community Projects, the Tinder Foundation and 360Giving.

Tom Rippin
CEO, On Purpose

After some years researching cancer, Tom started his non-academic career at management consultants McKinsey & Company, where he worked across the private, public and non-profit sectors. He transitioned into the social enterprise space, first advising the CEO of Comic Relief on private sector matters and then working at (RED), the business founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to help eliminate AIDS in Africa, where he was Managing Director for Europe and Director of Business Development for (RED) International. As well as running On Purpose, Tom is a Trustee of The Global Action Plan and has been the Chair of Spice and an Advisory Board Member of Big Society Capital.

David Robinson
Former CEO, Social Finance

David Robinson is a community worker, writer and social entrepreneur. He founded Community Links and is now Senior Adviser leading the National Early Action Task Force.  He is also founder, now Chair, of Shift, leading on the Shift Relationships Project, Chair of the Social Finance Impact Incubator and a Practitioner in Residence at the LSE’s Marshall Institute. 

David led Gordon Brown’s Council on Social Action inventing the Social Impact Bond and going on to chair the Peterborough Prison project – the world’s first SIB funded scheme. He also led the original London Advisory Board for what is now the Big Lottery Fund and has also chaired or been a non-executive director with many organisations including  Business in the Community, Social Finance and the Big Society Trust.

David writes and speaks widely. Recent books include Changing London (with Will Horwitz), Britain’s Every Day Heroes (with Gordon Brown) and Unconditional Leadership as well as numerous papers and reports.