Dr Lee Mager is the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre Manager, holding overall operational responsibility for the Centre, including day-to-day administration, finances, communications, events and publications, in addition to supporting the Centre Director with strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and reporting.
Dr Mager is a specialist in higher education management with particular expertise in the university student experience, and is an APMG certified Change Management Practitioner. He also holds professional certifications in PRINCE2 Project Management and MSP Programme Management. He was the winner of the LSE's 'Unsung Hero' prize in 2015 at the University's inaugural Values in Practice Awards, during his appointment as Deputy Department Manager and Undergraduate Manager in the Department of Geography and Environment.
Dr Mager holds a PhD and MSc in Sociology from LSE; for the latter he won the Hobhouse Memorial Prize for Best Overall Performance in the Department of Sociology, as well as the Hobhouse Dissertation Prize. His PhD examined the communicative construction of problem/solution discourses among online conspiracy theory communities, anchored in Alberto Melucci's collective action conceptual framework, to address the question of whether conspiracy theory is an inherently disabling interpretation of power.