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The Foundation and Business Partnerships teams collectively support the 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, internal and external. 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 includes the Departments of Accounting, Economic History, Finance, International History, Mathematics, Methodology, Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, Social Policy, and Statistics. Her other areas of focus include the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, Centre for the Analysis of Time Series, Faith Centre, Financial Markets Group Research Centre, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, International Inequalities Institute, LSE Cities, Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, and the South Asia Centre.


Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7449
Email: s.flew@lse.ac.uk

Linda Earl

Sarah is supported by Linda Earl, Foundation and Business Partnerships Assistant. 
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7280

Email: l.c.earl@lse.ac.uk

Foundation Partnerships 

Carsten Vogel, Foundation Partnerships Manager

Carsten is seconded 70% to support Professor Tim Allen with the LSE Africa Centre. He has responsibility within this for philanthropic and institutional partnerships. His other area of focus includes LSE IDEAS (the Dahrendorf Forum). 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5453
Email: c.vogel@lse.ac.uk

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, Estates, Financial Support Office, Gender Institute, Institute of Global Affairs, International Growth Centre, Language Centre, LSE Arts, 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
Email: s.mezroui@lse.ac.uk

Urska Kovse, Foundation Partnerships Officer

Urska’s portfolio includes the Departments of Anthropology, Geography and Environment, Government, International Development, International Relations, Management, Social Psychology, Sociology. Her other focus areas include the European Institute, Latin America and Caribbean Centre, Library, and US Centre.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7451 
Email: u.kovse@lse.ac.uk 

Nathalie Van der Elst, Foundation Partnerships Officer

Nathalie is seconded to support Dr Sarah Flew in the Foundation Partnerships team. Her focus areas will coincide with Sarah’s portfolio.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5629
Email: n.van-der-elst@lse.ac.uk