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Part-time teachers 2014/15

Graduate Teaching Assistants


Bailey, Elizabeth
Course taught: SA100: Foundations of Social Policy
Office hours: Mondays, 10.00-12.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: e.c.bailey@lse.ac.uk

Liz is currently completed 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.


Brady, Anne Marie
Courses taught:
SA221: Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Change
Office hours: Thursdays, 12.00-13.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: a.m.brady@lse.ac.uk

Anne Marie is in the final stage of her PhD specialising in active labour market policies in Germany post-Hartz IV reforms. Her thesis is titled ‘From No Work to Work? The Role of Skills Training and Job Placement Services in Assisting Unemployment Benefit II Recipients Find Work under Germany’s Hartz IV Welfare Reforms.’ In addition, she is currently a post-doctoral research officer in the Department working with Prof. Hartley Dean on a large multi-national EU funded research project entitled ‘All Rights Reserved? Barriers towards European Citizenship’.


Cooper, Kerris
Course taught: SA201: Research Methods for Social Policy
Office hours: MT/LT: Mondays, 10.00-11.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact detailsk.m.cooper@lse.ac.uk

Kerris is a PhD student in the Social Policy department and is based in CASE (the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion). Her PhD focuses on the relationship between poverty and parenting behaviours using the MCS. Before starting her PhD Kerris worked as a researcher at the LSE, first on the Reading the Riots research project with Professor Tim Newburn, and then with Dr Kitty Stewart, reviewing the evidence about whether money has a causal impact on children’s and adults’ wider outcomes.


Cunliffe, Jack
Course taught: SA201: Research Methods for Social Policy
Office hours: LT: Fridays,10.00-11.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact detailsj.cuncliffe1@lse.ac.uk

Jack is currently in the 4th year of his PhD which attempts to use structural equation modelling to investigate the causes of an adolescent individual's criminal involvement, paying particular attention to area effects. He teaches statistics at both undergraduate and graduate level as well as postgraduate level courses in the Methodology Institute.


Saenz De Miera Juarez, Belen
Course taught: SA201: Research Methods for Social Policy
Office hours: MT/LT: Wednesdays, 12.00-13.00,
Room OLD 2.31
Contact detailsb.saenz-de-miera-Juarez@lse.ac.uk

Belén holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of York and is currently a PhD student in Social Policy at the LSE. Her research focusses on the expansion of health insurance in middle-income countries. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she worked as a consultant for different institutions such as the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico, the InterAmerican Heart Foundation, the World Health Organization and the World Bank.


Shannon, Melissa
Course taught:
SA201: Research Methods for Social Policy
SA4F1: Migration: Population Trends and Policies
Office hours: 13.00-14.00 (MT) and 13.00-15.00 (LT),
Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: M.Shannon@lse.ac.uk

Melissa is a PhD candidate in Demography in the Department of Social Policy at LSE. She integrates responses from her original online surveys with demographic data to examine how U.S. citizens’ views about immigrants influence spending preferences for public entitlement programmes in the US. Melissa holds a Master’s degree in Social and Economic Policy from the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and an MSc in Social Research Methods from the LSE. She has conducted research on the consequences of uninsurance with the Centre for American Progress and the Centre for Public Policy Priorities, and worked as a policy analyst at the Texas Legislature on the potential impact of various immigration proposals.


Townsend, Matthew
Course taught: SA223: Health and Social Care Policy
Office hours: MT/LT: Wednesdays, 10.00-11.00,
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.


Tuytens, Pieter
Course taught:
SA320: Comparative and International Social Policy
Office hours: Fridays, 13.00-14.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact detailsp.tuytens@lse.ac.uk

Pieter is a PhD researcher in LSE’s European Institute. His research focuses on the privatisation of welfare provision from a comparative perspective. More specifically, he investigates what shapes social protection within private pension provision. Pieter has degrees in philosophy, economics and international relations, as well as work experience within the European Commission and in policy consulting.


Wouters, Olivier
Course taught: SA223: Health and Social Care Policy
Office hours: MT: Tuesdays, 10.00-11.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact detailso.j.wouters@lse.ac.uk

Olivier’s main research interests are in pharmaceutical policy, namely pricing, reimbursement, and access to medicines. His PhD focuses on the impact of various policies on generic prices and market shares in high- and middle-income countries. He has previously worked at the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, RTI International, and the World Health Organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a master’s degree in International Health Policy (Health Economics) from the LSE.


Guest Teachers

Dr Bates, Katie
Course taught: SA103: Introduction to Global Population Change
Office hours:
MT: Fridays, 14.00-15.00, Room OLD 2.56
LT: Fridays,  14.00-15.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: k.m.bates@lse.ac.uk 


Dr Boucas, Dimitris
Course taught: SA201: Research Methods for Social Policy
Office hours: MT/LT: Fridays, 11.00-12.00, 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.


Dr Collard, Melanie
Course taught:
SA105: Crime and Society
SA218: Criminological Perspectives
Office hours: Tuesdays, 11.00-12.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: m.collard@lse.ac.uk

Melanie is a researcher at the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) and teaches undergraduate modules in the fields of Criminology and Criminal Justice at LSE, King's College and Birkbeck. She completed her Law Degree at the Université de Liège, Belgium. She holds an LLM in Public International Law from Queen Mary University and an MA in Criminology & Criminal Justice as well as a PhD in Law & Criminology from King’s College. Melanie’s research interests are interdisciplinary and lie within the areas of Criminology and Human Rights Law.


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: Mondays, 16.00-17.00, Room KSW.3.01
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. 


Dr Hockley, Tony
Course taught: SA4F8: Behavioural Public Policy
Office hours: LT: Wednesdays, 11.00-12.00, 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.


Professor Macnicol, John
Course taught: SA4C9: Social Policy-Organisation and Innovation
Office hours: LT/ST: Thursdays, 14.00-15.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: j.macnicol@lse.ac.uk

John is a Visiting Professor in Social Policy. He is currently finishing a book on the effect of neoliberalism as a political ideology on the debate on old age. He has published extensively on social policy, including age discrimination, retirement and the historical reconstructions of the 'underclass' concept.


Mir, Mansoor
Course taught:
SA217: Psychology of Crime and Criminal Justice
Office hours:Tuesdays, 15.00-16.00, 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 Nieboer, Jeroen
Course taught:
SA4C4: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Office hours: MT: Mondays, 15.00-16.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: J.Nieboer@lse.ac.uk

Jeroen is a behavioural economist. He earned his PhD from the University of Nottingham with a thesis on group decision-making under risks. He has continued to work in this area, but also focusses on other topics, such as financial decision-making. His research also includes field interventions and behaviour change strategies for policy makers and businesses, including cost-benefit analysis and impact measurement.


Dr Provan, Bert
Course taught:
SA4C6: International Housing and Human Settlements; Conflicts and Communities 
SA4F9: Housing, Neighbourhoods and Communities
Office hours: Thursdays, 9.30-10.30, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: j.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.


Dr Roberts, Jonathan
Course taught: SA4F8: Behavioural Public Policy
Office hours: LT: Tuesdays, 12.00-13.00, Room OLD 2.31
Contact details: j.j.g.roberts@lse.ac.uk

Jonathan holds a PhD from the Department of Social Policy at LSE, for which he received the Titmuss prize. He has a BA (Hons) in Classics from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc in Voluntary Sector Organisation from LSE. He has taught and lectured at LSE on social enterprise and on the relationship between government and the voluntary sector. Prior to joining LSE he worked for a number of UK charities. Currently he teaches Behavioural Public Policy at LSE; he also teaches Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Policy and Management the School of Public Policy, UCL.

Jonathan’s research interests include the role of voluntary and mutual organisations in public service delivery, the relationships between state and civil society, social enterprise, and trust in public services. He has a particular interest in education, pre-school and family policy. His doctoral research explored how parents trust pre-school childcare provision. He has recently completed a study of young adults who co-reside with their parents post-university (the so-called ‘boomerang generation’), and is currently researching social enterprises and public service mutuals.


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

Dr Vizard, Polly
Course taught: SA4D5: Social Rights and Human Welfare
Office hours: MT/ST: Fridays, 11.00-12.00, Room 32L.3.28
Contact details: P.A.Vizard@lse.ac.uk