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The Foundation Partnerships team collectively supports a range of LSE Departments, Centres and Institutes in their research excellence, along with institutional priorities in widening participation, student support, and estates development. 

Each team member also has a number of special focus areas. These are listed below.

If you are a member of the LSE staff or faculty, or a representative of an external organisation, please contact a team member as below. We look forward to supporting you to explore the possibilities and potential for collaboration. 

Dr Sarah Flew, Head of Foundation and Business Partnerships

Sarah is responsible for the strategic direction of both teams. She holds a PhD in the history of philanthropy. Her portfolio focuses on the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, the International Inequalities Institute, and the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7449

Linda Earl

Sarah is supported by Linda Earl, Foundation and Business Partnerships Assistant. 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7280

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Carsten Vogel, Foundation Partnerships Manager

Carsten’s portfolio includes the Departments of Government, International Development, International Relations, Social Policy and Social Psychology. His other focus areas include the Africa Centre, Confucius Institute for Business, LSE IDEAS, LSE Cities, and the School of Public Policy.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5453

Samira Mezroui, Foundation Partnerships Manager

Samira’s portfolio includes the Departments of Economics, Law, and Media and Communications. Her other focus areas include the Centre for Economic Performance, Gender Institute, Institute of Global Affairs, International Growth Centre, Middle East Centre, Southeast Asia Centre, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, Widening Participation, and the Women, Peace and Security Centre. She is learning Arabic and has a strong interest in the philanthropic culture of the Middle East. 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7852 3685

Urska Kovse, Foundation Partnerships Officer

Urska’s portfolio includes the Departments of Anthropology, Economic History, Geography and Environment, Health, International History, Management, Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, and Sociology. Her other focus areas include the European Institute, Faith Centre, Latin America and Caribbean Centre, Library, and US Centre. 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7451 

Nathalie Van der Elst, Foundation Partnerships Officer

Nathalie’s portfolio includes the Departments of Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Methodology and Statistics. Her other focus areas include the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, Centre for the Analysis of Time Series, and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5629