LSE Human Rights People



Professional Services Staff

Heidi El Megrisi

Heidi El-Megrisi
LSE Human Rights Manager

Heidi is responsible for managing operations and research activities and contributes to strategic planning and fundraising. She is responsible for LSE Human Rights administrative staff, resources, events and short courses programme. She oversees public outreach and other related activities and ensures the efficient management of human, financial and accommodation resources of LSE Human Rights.

Contact details: S110, Dept of Sociology
St Clement's, Clare Market
+44(0)20 7955 6428

Academic Staff

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Professor Chetan Bhatt
MSc Human Rights Programme Convenor
Room STC 107
020 7955 6262

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LSE Experts

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Dr Ayça Çubukçu
Co-Director of LSE Human Rights; Associate Professor in Human Rights 
Room STC 113
020 7955 6787

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Monika Krause

Dr Monika Krause
Co-Director of LSE Human Rights; Assistant Professor in Sociology
Room STC S207
020 7955 7283

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Dr Ian Patel
BJS LSE Fellow
Room STC 114
020 7955 7964

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LSE Human Rights Members

Louise Arimatsu

Dr Louise Arimatsu
LSE Human Rights Executive Courses Convenor, Visiting Senior Fellow, Centre for Women Peace and Security

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Bronwen Manby

Dr Bronwen Manby
Part-time Lecturer and Visiting Senior Fellow

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Dr Claire Moon 
Associate Professor in Sociology
On research leave from January 2018 - October 2019
Room STC 109
020 7955 7006

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LSE Experts

Margot Salomon

Dr Margot Salomon
Director, Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global EconomyAssociate Professor (Department of Law)
On sabbatical leave 2017-18
Room TW3.8.02D
020 7955 6922

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Research Staff


Mr Andrey Kuvshinov
Research Officer

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Ed Pertwee

Mr Edward Pertwee
Research Assistant
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Visiting Fellows

Current Visiting Fellows

Ali Kadri

Ali Kadri is a Senior Fellow at the National University of Singapore.  He is author of Arab Development Denied, Anthem Press, 2013. 

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Francesca Klug

Francesca Klug OBE is Visiting Professor. From 2001-2015 Francesca directed the Human Rights Future's Project. 


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Bronwen Manby

Bronwen Manby is an independent consultant in the field of human rights, democracy and good governance, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.


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Grainne Mellon

Gráinne Mellon  is a barrister in Garden Court Chambers and also lectures in international human rights law on both the MSc and LLM International Human Rights Course at the LSE.  


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Andrea Saldarriaga was joint co-lead of the LSE LAB Investment and Human Rights Project 2013 - 2016.  She is an international lawyer and her practice has focused on international investment law and business and human rights. 


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Andrea Shemberg was joint co-lead of the LSE LAB Investment and Human Rights Project 2013 - 2016. She is a common law and international human rights lawyer with more than 13 years of experience in business and human rights focusing on investment. 


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Past Visiting Fellows

  • Teshale Aberra
  • Dr Anna Alomes
  • Dr Géraldine André
  • Dr Chidi Anselm Odinkalu
  • Dr Claire Charters
  • Dr Francesco Cherubini
  • Dr Joshua Curtis
  • Professor Caroline Fennell
  • Steve Crawshaw
  • Eyob Ghilazghy
  • Jane Gordon
  • Stefanie Grant
  • Professor Estrella Gualda
  • Professor Colin Harvey
  • Trish Hiddleston
  • Janet Hiebert
  • Professor David Hiley
  • Sajid Iqbal
  • Nkem Izuako
  • Dr Radha Ivory
  • Nancy Johnson
  • Vineet Kapoor
  • Dr Jenny Kuper
  • Dr Lin Lerpold
  • Dr Claire O'Brien
  • Professor Lydia Morris
  • Dr Gerd Oberleitner
  • Donncha O'Connell
  • Margo Picken
  • Carol Prendergast
  • Andrew Puddephatt
  • Dr Linda Rabben
  • Dr Julie Ringelheim
  • Alexis Rwabizambuga
  • Susana Sánchez Ferro
  • Phil Shiner
  • Faisal Siddiqi
  • Prof Muthucumarswamy Sornarajah
  • Hilary Stauffer
  • Pamela Tate SC
  • Dorothy Q Thomas
  • Dr Javier Treviño Rangel
  • Dr Oscar Vergara
  • Dr Leslie Vinjamuri
  • Benjamin Ward
  • Professor Michael Welch
  • Professor Zhang Yonghe
  • Matthew Zagor

LSE Human Rights Strategic Committee


MPhil/PhD Students

Though academics based in LSE Human Rights supervise PhD students, they do this via their home department (e.g. Law, Sociology etc) as LSE Human Rights does not have a formal doctoral programme.

We actively encourage registered LSE doctoral students, from any department, with a human rights interest to affiliate to LSE Human Rights and to join the LSE Human Rights Doctoral Network

MPhil/ PhD students currently affiliated:


Former MPhil/ PhD students:

  • Rita Augestad Knudsen
  • Annie Bird
  • Viviane Dittrich
  • Trish Hiddleston
  • Katya Ivanova
  • Tamlyn Monson
  • Imara Ajani Rolston*
  • Anne Saab
  • Susannah Willcox
  • Maria Norris (Werdine)*

* Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal PhD Scholarship holders.