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Part-time teachers 2015/16


Bailey, Elizabeth
Course taught: SA100: Foundations of Social Policy
Office hours: Wednesdays, 11.00-12.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: e.c.bailey@lse.ac.uk

Liz is currently completing her PhD research on 1980s secondary education policy in the UK, specifically the creation of City Technology Colleges. Liz is also very interested in the policymaking process and the history of the welfare state and enjoys exploring both as part of SA100. Prior to starting the PhD, Liz worked in the charity sector in London on education policy and research. She holds an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from LSE and a BA in History and Government from Cornell University.


Dr Boucas, Dimitris
Course taught: SA201: Research Methods for Social Policy
Office hours: Thursdays, 10.00-11.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact detailsd.boucas@lse.ac.uk

Dimitris holds a BSc in Social Sciences from Open University, a MSc in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex and a PhD on information society and the role of the state from LSE. His research interests cover the social, political and economic dimensions of new media and information technology. He has taught extensively on media theory, technology management and research methods, both at undergraduate and at postgraduate level at various universities in the UK.


DeMarco, Jeffrey
Course taught: 
SA217: Psychology of Crime and Criminal Justice
Office hours: Tuesdays, 14.00-15.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: j.demarco@lse.ac.uk

Jeffrey is a Forensic Psychologist, criminological and legal researcher.  His research focuses on collaborative practices within law enforcement both in England and Wales, but also more broadly and outside of the ‘norm’ of contemporary policing.  This includes applying principles of good police practice in military settings during times of conflict and armed intervention, such as Iraq and Afghanistan.  He has also spent much time focusing on some key issues surrounding the evolution of terrorism in a post 9/11 world and has served as a voice on national and international television discussing self-radicalisation, issues with incongruent ideologies and problems with foreign policy from a psychological perspective.

Jeffrey has worked on a number of government related research projects surrounding trust in authority figures including collaboration with the Ministry of Justice on parenting programmes for maximum security offenders and a violence prevention initiative in hospital A & E’s for London adolescents. He is currently working with the European Commission in an international investigation into preventing Computer Mediated Crimes Against Children (CMCAC) and is a Research Fellow with the Centre of Abuse and Trauma Studies.


Dr Downing, Joseph
Course taught: 
SA222: Implementing Social Policy: From Principles to Practice
Office hours: Tuesdays, 13.30-14.30, Room KSW.3.02
Contact details: j.s.downing@lse.ac.uk

Joseph received his PhD from the LSE European Institute in 2014 for a thesis on the integration of migrants in France. This award followed on from an AHRC block grant “European Languages and Culture” full scholarship for the 2009 to 2012 period. Joseph was also awarded a Social Policy Department class teachers prize in the 2013/14 academic year.

Joseph is currently an LSE100 Fellow and a guest teacher in the departments of Government (Nationalism), the European Institute (Ethnic Diversity and International Society) and Social Policy (from Principles to Practice). He is also co-chair of the 2015 ASEN conference ‘Nationalism: Diversity and Security’.

Prior to joining the LSE, Joseph studied Environmental Sciences at Kings College London and Middle East Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He also worked on several community welfare projects in London. 


Durazzi, Niccolo
Course taught: 
SA320: Comparative and International Social Policy
Office hours: Wednesdays, 12.00-13.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: n.durazzi@lse.ac.uk

Niccolo is a PhD candidate in the Department of Social Policy. His PhD project focuses on institutional change in education and skill policies in Germany and the UK. He is also a Research Associate at LSE Enterprise, where he has worked since 2010 on consultancy projects and policy research for the public sector, focusing on education, skills and social policy. He holds an MSc in European Political Economy from the LSE European Institute, an MA from the University of Bologna in International Cooperation, Development and Human Rights and a BA in International and Diplomatic Science.


Guzman, Wilson
Course taught: 
SA201: Research Methods for Social Policy
Office hours: Mondays, 12.00-13.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details:   w.guzman@lse.ac.uk    

Wilson is an Ecuadorian national currently studying a PhD in Social Policy. He holds an MSc in Economics from FLACSO-Quito and an MSc in Development Studies from LSE. Before coming to LSE he studied a post-graduate in Econometrics at Birkbeck University. His experience includes working as a consultant for the National Secretary of Planning of Ecuador and the Inter-American Bank, and as a researcher at the Ministry of Social Development. His research interests include income inequality and poverty; labour market; and applied econometrics.


Hiddleston, Trish
Course taught: 
SA320: Comparative and International Social Policy
Office hours: Tuesdays, 10.00-11.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details:  P.M.Hiddleston@lse.ac.uk

Trish is in the 3rd year of her PhD in Social Policy looking into how systems that protect children react and respond in humanitarian crises and the impact that has on the protection of children. She is currently completing field work in the Philippines. A qualified lawyer and health visitor, with a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Princeton University and first degrees in law and sociology from Edinburgh and Southampton respectively, she spent many years working in various African and Middle Eastern countries on child protection and human rights issues with UNICEF and Human Rights Watch amongst others. She continues to consult internationally for different UN agencies and non-governmental organisations.


Dr Hockley, Tony
Course taught: SA4F8: Behavioural Public Policy
Office hours: Tuesdays, 16.00-17.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: t.c.hockley@lse.ac.uk

Tony has taught at the LSE since 2001. He is a leading policy analyst who has served as Special Adviser to two Cabinet Ministers in the British Governments, Adviser to a Party Leader, Head of Research for a leading think tank, and European Policy Director for a global pharmaceutical company. He is the Director of a research business, and also works on LSE research projects. His PhD at the LSE investigated processes by which major welfare policy change occurs in incremental steps.


Laffan, Kate
Course taught: SA201: Research Methods for Social Policy
Office hours: Mondays, 11.00-12.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: k.m.Laffan@lse.ac.uk 

Kate is a third year PhD student jointly based at the Grantham Research Institute and in the Social Policy Department at the LSE. Her thesis focuses on applying behavioural science and subjective well-being economics to climate change mitigation strategies.

She holds an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from LSE and a B.Comm International, majoring in economics, from University College Dublin.


Lattof, Samantha
Course taught: SA103: Introduction to Global Population Change
Office hours: Fridays, 12.00-13.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: s.lattof@lse.ac.uk

Samantha is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Social Policy. Her research uses mixed methods to explore migration and reproductive health among female migrants working as kayayei (head porters) in Accra, Ghana. She has over eight years of experience managing and driving global health programmes and projects.

Mariani, Elena
Course taught: SA201: Research Methods for Social Policy
Office hours: Mondays, 10.00-11.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: e.mariani@lse.ac.uk 

Elena is a PhD student in Demography and Population Studies in the Department of Social Policy and is based in CASE (the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion). She holds a BSc and an MA in economics, an MSc in Social Policy and an MSc in Social Research Methods. Her research interests revolve around labour and family economics. She teaches statistics at undergraduate and postgraduate level for the Departments of Social Policy and Methodology.

Mir, Mansoor
Course taught: 
SA217: Psychology of Crime and Criminal JusticeOffice hours:  Tuesdays, 14.00-15.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details m.mir2@lse.ac.uk

Mansoor currently works for Victim Support and manages a community-based restorative justice project in the borough of Barnet based on the Neighbourhood Justice Panels model. He has previous experience as a police intelligence analyst, and as a facilitator of prison-based offender behaviour programmes. Mansoor is in the process of completing a forensic psychology PhD at Middlesex University, which focuses on diversity issues in the context of sex offender treatment in prison. As well as teaching at LSE, he is a guest lecturer at Middlesex, delivering sessions on sex offender treatment and forensic risk assessment on a British Psychological Society accredited MSc programme.


Dr Provan, Bert
Courses taught
SA4C6: International Housing and Human Settlements; Conflicts and Communities 
SA4F9: Housing, Neighbourhoods and Communities
Office hours: Tuesdays, 15.00-16.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact detailsj.a.provan@lse.ac.uk

Bert is a researcher at the LSE Housing and Communities Group. He holds a PhD from LSE for work on French and UK social housing renovation and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing, having spent ten years in the social housing sector working for Housing Associations and City housing departments. He then spent 25 years as a UK Government Senior Civil Servant, in both the Department for Work and Pensions, and the Communities and Local Government Department. In government he was responsible at different times for Neighbourhood Renewal policy, Child Support policy, Digital Inclusion policy, Community Cohesion, and the Citizenship Survey. He also latterly served as Chief Social Researcher in the Communities Department, and currently researches welfare reform and poverty, UK and European housing, and recovering cities.

Robinson, Peter
Course taught: SA104: Social Economics and Policy
Office hours: Tuesdays, 12.00-13.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact detailsp.robinson@lse.ac.uk

Summers, Kate
Courses taught:
SA221: Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Change
Office hours: Mondays, 13.00-14.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details:  k.summers@lse.ac.uk 

Kate is in the second year of her PhD in the Department of Social Policy. She is based in CASE (Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion) and is researching the ways in which working age social security recipients understand and use the payments they receive. The fieldwork component of her thesis involves conducting interviews with social security recipients which she is doing at the moment in East London. Kate holds a BA in Modern History from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Social Policy Research from the LSE. Previously she has worked as a researcher for the Social Issues Research Centre in Oxford and for the think tank The Work Foundation.


Townsend, Matthew
Course taught: SA223: Health and Social Care Policy
Office hours:  Tuesdays, 11.00-12.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact detailsm.d.townsend@lse.ac.uk

Matthew is a PhD candidate in Social Policy (Health Economics) at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on the introduction of quality-based financial incentives and the potential for such policies to facilitate more integrated and patient-centred models of care. Prior to pursuing his PhD, Matthew led several projects related to hospital and community funding reform as a senior consultant and policy advisor​ in Ontario, Canada.

Dr Vizard, Polly
Course taught: SA4D5: Social Rights and Human Welfare
Office hours: MT/ST: Wednesdays, 12.00-13.00, Room 32L.3.28
Contact detailsP.A.Vizard@lse.ac.uk