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LSE appoints new Pro-Director for Research and Vice-Chair of the Appointments Committee

The School has recently appointed two senior positions.

Julia BlackProfessor Julia Black, Department of Law, has been appointed as the Pro-Director for Research. She takes over this area of responsibility from Professor Stuart Corbridge, who became Deputy Director and Provost earlier this term. Professor Black will be part of the Director’s Management Team and will provide academic leadership for the School’s strategic research ambitions.

LSE Director, Professor Craig Calhoun, commented "I am delighted to welcome Julia to the senior management team at LSE. She has an impressive research record in her own right, good judgment and a clear vision for further strengthening research at LSE."

Eric NeumayerProfessor Eric Neumayer, Department of Geography and Environment, has been appointed as the Vice-Chair of the Appointments Committee replacing Professor David Stevenson. Professor Stevenson has been the Vice-Chair since August 2010.

Professor Calhoun commented "We are extremely fortunate to have such a strong replacement for David, who has been an extraordinary Vice-Chair. He has been an enormous help to me personally as I learned about LSE and I would like to put on record my appreciation. I am also delighted to welcome Eric, who has been a fine department head and shown already a great deal of wisdom and insight in my dealings with him. I very much look forward to working with him in this capacity."

The role of the Vice-Chair of the Appointments Committee is to act as an independent guardian of academic standards and quality on behalf of the Appointments Committee.

Both posts start on 1 January 2014.

21 November 2013

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