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Department staff

Meet our academic, research and professional services staff

Our department is made up of world-leaders in psychological and behavioral science, supported by a passionate professional services staff.

Professor Liam Delaney, Head of Department

The Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science is a dynamic and thriving community of faculty, visiting academics, specialists and PhD, MSc and BSc students conducting cutting-edge research on the human mind and behaviour in a societal context. A team of professional services staff support and promote the work of the department.

If you are a prospective applicant or student please contact LSE Undergraduate Admissions and Graduate Admissions for any queries relating to the application process.

Please also visit our undergraduate, postgraduate, executive and PhD FAQ pages where we answer more specific questions about programme structure and content.

PBS Management

 

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Professor Liam Delaney

Head of Department, Professor in Behavioural Science, Programme Co-Director MSc Behavioural Science

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Professor Bradley Franks

Professorial Lecturer, Deputy Head of Department (Teaching and Learning), Programme Director BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Dr Ilka Gleibs

Associate Professor in Social and Organisational Psychology, Deputy Head of Department (Research)

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Champa Heidbrink

Department Manager

Faculty

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Dr Deema Awad

LSE Fellow

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Dr Frederic Basso

Assistant Professor in Social Psychology/Economic Psychology, Programme Co-Director MSc Psychology of Economic Life

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Professor Martin W. Bauer

Professor of Social Psychology, Programme Director MSc Social and Public Communication

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Dr Thomas Curran

Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

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Professor Liam Delaney

Head of Department, Professor in Behavioural Science, Programme Co-Director MSc Behavioural Science

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Professor Paul Dolan

Professor in Behavioural Science, Programme Co-Director Executive MSc Behavioural Science, Programme Co-Director MSc Behavioural Science (currently on sabbatical)

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Professor Bradley Franks

Professorial Lecturer, Deputy Head of Department (Teaching and Learning), Programme Director BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Dr Matteo M. Galizzi

Associate Professor in Behavioural Science, Programme Co-Director Executive MSc Behavioural Science

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Dr Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo

Associate Professor in Organisational & Social Psychology, Programme Co-Director MSc Organisational and Social Psychology

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Dr Alex Gillespie

Associate Professor in Social Psychology, Programme Director MSc Social and Cultural Psychology

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Dr Laura M. Giurge

Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science

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Dr Ilka Gleibs

Associate Professor in Social and Organisational Psychology, Deputy Head of Department (Research), Programme Co-Director MSc Organisational and Social Psychology

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Dr Maxi Heitmayer

LSE Teaching Fellow

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Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch 

Professor in Social Psychology, Programme Co-Director MSc Social and Cultural Psychology (currently on sabbatical)

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Dr Christian Krekel

Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science, Programme Co-Director MSc Behavioural Science

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Dr Dario Krpan

Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science (currently on parental leave)

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Dr Kate Laffan

Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science

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Professor Saadi Lahlou

Professor in Social Psychology, Programme Co-Director MSc Psychology of Economic Life

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Dr Grace Lordan

Associate Professor in Behavioural Science, Founder of The Inclusion Initiative (TII)

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Dr Jens Madsen 

Assistant Professor in Psychology

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Dr Stuart Mills 

LSE Fellow

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Dr Cahal Moran

LSE Fellow 

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Dr Liora Moskovitz

LSE Fellow and Visiting Senior Fellow

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Dr Michael Muthukrishna

Associate Professor of Economic Psychology

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Dr Cathy Nicholson

LSE Fellow and Visiting Fellow

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Dr Celestin Okoroji

LSE Fellow

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Dr Tom Reader

Associate Professor in Organisational Psychology, Programme Co-Director MSc Organisational and Social Psychology (currently on sabbatical)

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Dr Lea Ruesch

LSE Fellow

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Dr Jet G. Sanders 

Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science

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Dr Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington 

Assistant Professor in Social Psychology (currently on sabbatical)

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Dr Ganga Shreedhar 

Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science, Co-Director MSc Behavioural Science

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Dr Miriam Tresh

Assistant Professorial Lecturer, Departmental Tutor BSc in Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Professional Services Staff (PSS)

 

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Erika Gallacher

Executive MSc Programme Manager
Contact for issues relating directly to the Executive MSc in Behavioural Science.

Room: CON.3.18

e.gallacher @lse.ac.uk

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Carl Goodwin

Alumni, Student Experience and Internship Programme Officer 

c.goodwin@lse.ac.uk

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Champa Heidbrink

Department Manager

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Therese Holmqvist

Executive MSc Programme Manager

Therese is currently on maternity leave. Please contact Erika Gallacher for enquiries about the Executive MSc Behavioural Science programme: pbs.emsc@lse.ac.uk

Room: CON.3.18

t.holmqvist@lse.ac.uk or pbs.emsc@lse.ac.uk

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Chris Hunt

Programme Manager 
Contact for issues directly relating to undergraduate study.

Room: CON.3.18

C.J.Hunt@lse.ac.uk / pbs.bsc@lse.ac.uk

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Gemma Hutchinson

Communications Manager, Editor of PsychologyLSE blog.

Contact for issues relating to press, social media and the Psychology LSE blog. 

Room: CON.3.18

Email: g.hutchinson@lse.ac.uk / pbs.comms@lse.ac.uk 

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Rebecca Lee

MPhil/PhD Programme and Events Manager (job share with Ginny Pavey)

Contact for issues relating directly to PBS MPhil/PhD study and departmental events.

Room: CON.3.18

pbs.phd@lse.ac.uk

For enquiries about PBS public events and seminars email pbs.events@lse.ac.uk.

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Louise Millar

Programme Manager for MSc Social and Cultural Psychology, MSc Social and Public Communication and MSc Organisational and Social Psychology.

Room: CON.3.18

Email: pbs.msc@lse.ac.uk

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Ginny Pavey 

MPhil/PhD Programme and Events Manager (job share with Rebecca Lee).

Contact for issues relating directly to PBS MPhil/PhD study and departmental events.

Room: CON.3.18

pbs.phd@lse.ac.uk

For enquiries about PBS public events and seminars email pbs.events@lse.ac.uk.

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Salv Ridino

Programme Administrator

Contact for enquiries about our undergraduate programme BSc Psychological & Behavioural Science.

Room: CON.3.18

s.ridino@lse.ac.uk / pbs.bsc@lse.ac.uk

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Sean Rooney

Scientific Officer & Head of Laboratory Innovation

Contact for issues relating directly to use of the Behavioural Lab and psychological equipment. 

Room: CON.3.18

S.Rooney@lse.ac.uk

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Will Stubbs

Programme Manager 
For MSc Behavioural Science and MSc Psychology of Economic Life.

Room: CON.3.18

w.stubbs@lse.ac.uk / pbs.msc@lse.ac.uk

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Dimitris Thomopoulos

EDI Officer and Executive Officer to PBS Head of Department (Professor Liam Delaney)

Room: CON.3.18

Email: d.thomopoulos@lse.ac.uk 


 

Research Staff

 

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Dr Ploutarchos Kourtidis

Post-Doctoral Research Officer

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Dr Georgios Melios

Research Officer

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Maria Cecilia Dedios

Dr Maria Cecilia Dedios Sanguineti

Research Officer

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Dr Rachel Spicer 

Research Officer

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PhD Students

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Karin Ahlbäck

Supervisor:  Dr Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo

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Robin Bachmann

Supervisor: Dr Ilka Gleibs

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Erika Brodnock

Erika Brodnock

Supervisor: Dr Grace Lordan

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Julia Buzan

Julia Buzan

Supervisors: Dr Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington & Dr Matteo Galizzi

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Ivan Cano-Gomez

Supervisors: Dr Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington & Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch

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Andreea Damien

Supervisor:  Dr Dario Krpan

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Adam Davidson

Supervisor: Dr Matteo Galizzi

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Dallas O'Dell

Supervisor: Dr Ganga Shreedhar

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Sara Estevez Cores

Supervisor: Dr Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo

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Virginia Fedrigo

Supervisors: Dr Matteo Galizzi and Dr Jet G. Sanders

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Laura Fonseca-Duran

Supervisor: Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch

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Alex Goddard

Supervisor: Dr Alex Gillespie

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Benno Guenther

Supervisor: Dr Matteo Galizzi

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Julie Hald

Supervisor: Dr Tom Reader 

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Katharina Heby

Supervisor: Dr Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo

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Amanda Henwood

Supervisor: Professor Paul Dolan

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Juliet Hodges

Supervisor: Dr Matteo Galizzi

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Sharon Jackson

Supervisors:  Dr Alex Gillespie and Dr Chandana Mathur

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Pinar Jenkins

Supervisors: Professor Paul Dolan and Professor Liam Delaney

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Cecily Josten

Supervisor: Dr Grace Lordan

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Alexandra Kirienko

Supervisor: 

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Fatima Koaik

Supervisor: Professor Paul Dolan

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Nils Mallock

Supervisor: Dr Christian Krekel

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Sharon Raj

Supervisor: Professor Liam Delaney

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Atrina Oraee

Supervisor: Professor Saadi Lahlou

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Alyssa Pandolfo

Supervisors: Dr Tom Reader, Dr Alex Gillespie

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Daniele Pollicino

Supervisor: Dr Ganga Shreedhar

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Anandita Sabherwal

Supervisor: Dr Ganga Shreedhar

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Luc Schneider

Supervisor: Professor Paul Dolan

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Eric Schnell

Supervisor: Dr Michael Muthukrishna

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Andrew Stewart

Supervisor:  Dr Bradley Franks

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Feiyang Wang

Supervisor:  Dr Fred Basso

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Martin Whitehead

Supervisor: Professor Paul Dolan 

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Heidi Zamzow

Supervisor: Dr Dario Krpan

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Katherine Ziegelbauer

Supervisors: Dr Lucia Garcia Lorenzo and Dr Ilka Gleibs

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Emeritus Professors and Honorary Fellows

 

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Professor Cathy Campbell

Emeritus Professor

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Professor George Gaskell

Emeritus Professor of Social Psychology and Research Methodology

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Professor Patrick Humphreys

Emeritus Professor

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Dr Janet Stockdale

LSE Honorary Fellow

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Visiting Fellows

The Department is pleased to host long-term visitors from renowned external institutions, who are able to make an important academic contribution by drawing on their specific field of expertise. 

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Dr Kavita Abraham-Dowsing

Visiting Fellow

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Paul Adams

Visiting Senior Fellow

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Dr Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir

Visiting Fellow

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Dr Natalia Concha

Visiting Fellow

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Dr Marta Entradas

Visiting Fellow

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Dr Bankole Falade

Visiting Fellow

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Dr Daniel Fujiwara

Visiting Fellow

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Caroline Howarth

Dr Caroline Howarth

Visiting Senior Fellow

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Professor George Loewenstein

Visiting Professor

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Dr Lucia Macchia

Visiting Fellow

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Professor Ivana Markova

Visiting Professor

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Dr Aleksandar Matic

Visiting Fellow

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Dr Jacob Metze

Visiting Fellow

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Dr Liora Moskovitz

Visiting Senior Fellow and LSE Fellow

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Dr Jeroen Nieboer

Visiting Fellow

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Dr Cathy Nicholson

Visiting Fellow and LSE Fellow

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Dr Claire Papaix

Visiting Fellow

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Dr Marcelo Ramella

Visiting Fellow

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Dr Jessica Rea

Visiting Fellow

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Dr Barry Rogers

Visiting Professor in Practice

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Dr Gordon Sammut

Visiting Fellow

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Dr Lucia Sell-Trujillo 

Visiting Fellow

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Dr Ben Shenoy

Visiting Professor in Practice

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Prof Ahmet Suerdem

Professor Ahmet Suerdem

Visiting Senior Fellow

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Dr Umar Taj

Guest Teacher

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Dr Chris Tennant

Visiting Fellow 

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Professor Ben Voyer

Visiting Professor

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Dr Lisa Whitelaw

Visiting Fellow

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Professor Alex Wood

Visiting Professor

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Dr Paulius Yamin-Slotkus

Visiting Fellow

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Scott Young

Visiting Senior Fellow

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Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)

 

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Dr Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir

Email: n.albayrak1@lse.ac.uk

  • PB303: Organisations, Groups and Identity
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Vania Rolon Arevalo

Email: v.rolon-arevalo@lse.ac.uk

  • PB130: Statistics and Research Methods for Psychological and Behavioural Science
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Alex Goddard

Email: a.j.goddard@lse.ac.uk

Michaelmas Term:

  • GTA for Social and Cultural Psychology MSc (PB401)

Lent Term:

  • Digital GTA for PB458 (Dialogue)
  • PB432 (Social Representations)
  • PB428 (Political Psychology) 
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Laura Havers

Email: L.Havers@lse.ac.uk

Michaelmas Term:

  • Statistics and Research Methods for Psychological and Behavioural Science (PB130)
  • Intermediate Statistics and Research Methods for Psychological and Behavioural Science (PB230)
  • Advances in Psychological and Behavioural Science (PB300)

Lent Term:

  • Statistics and Research Methods for Psychological and Behavioural Science (PB130)
  • Intermediate Statistics and Research Methods for Psychological and Behavioural Science (PB230)
  • Advances in Psychological and Behavioural Science (PB300)
  • Organisations, Groups and Identity (PB303)
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Alexandra Kirienko

Email: a.kirienko@lse.ac.uk

Michaelmas Term:

  • PB405: Foundations in Behavioural Science

Lent Term:

  • PB421: Happiness
  • PB434: Behavioural Science in Age of New Technology
  • PB452: Behavioural Science for Health in the Time of a Pandemic
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Dallas O'Dell

Email: d.odell@lse.ac.uk

Michaelmas Term:

  • PB4A7 (Quantitative Applications for Behavioural Science)
  • PB413 (Experimental Design and Methods for Behavioural Science)

Lent Term:

  • PB411 (Methods for Social Psychology Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods) /
  • PB414 (Advanced Methods for Social Psychology Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods)

Summer Term:

  • PB411 (Methods for Social Psychology Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods) /
  • PB414 (Advanced Methods for Social Psychology Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods)
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Atrina Oraee

Email: a.oraee@lse.ac.uk

Michaelmas Term

  • Programme GTA for Psychology of Economic Life (PB403)

Lent Term

  • Programme GTA for Psychology of Economic Life (PB403)
  • Teaching GTA for Organisational and Social Decision-Making (PB304)
  • Digital GTA for Social Psychology of Economic Life (PB431)
  • Digital GTA for Consumer Psychology (PB417)
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Anandita Sabherwal

Email: a.sabherwal@lse.ac.uk

  • MSc Social and Public Communication (PB404)
  • Programme GTA and Digital GTA (PB418, PB422, PB430)
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Giulia Serino

Email: g.serino@lse.ac.uk

  • PB230 (Intermediate Statistics and Research Methods for Psychological and Behavioural Science)
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Qidong Song

Email: q.d.song@lse.ac.uk

BSc Digital GTA:

  • Year 1 - PB100, PB101, PB201, PB202, PB204, PB205
  • Year 3 - PB304, PB307, PB308, PB314
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Alina Velias

Email: a.velias@lse.ac.uk

  • Research Methods for Behavioural Science (PB471E)

  • Frontiers in Behavioural Science Methods (PB413E)

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Katherine Ziegelbauer

Email: k.a.ziegelbauer@lse.ac.uk 

  • MSc Organisational and Social Psychology PB402 Programme GTA and Digital GTA
  • MSc Qualitative Methods (PB425, PB427, PB433, PB457)

Department committees

Department Teaching Committee 

Professor Bradley Franks (Chair)
Deputy Head of Department (Teaching and Learning), Professorial Lecturer, Programme Director BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science

Dr Frederic Basso
Assistant Professor in Social Psychology/Economic Psychology

Dr Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo
Associate Professor in Organisational Social Psychology

Champa Heidbrink
Department Manager 

Therese Holmqvist (Secretary)
Executive MSc Programmes Manager

Christopher Hunt
Programme Manager 

Dr Dario Krpan
Assistant Professor

Dr Michael Muthukrishna
Associate Professor of Economic Psychology

BSc Development Committee 

Dr Thomas Curran
Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

Professor Bradley Franks (Chair)
Deputy Head of Department (Teaching and Learning),
Programme Director, Professorial Lecturer, Programme Director BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science

Champa Heidbrink
Department Manager

Christopher Hunt 
Programme Manager 

Salv Ridino (Secretary)
Programme Administrator 

Dr Jens Madsen 
Course Tutor (Cognitive Psychology)

Dr Michael Muthukrishna
Associate Professor of Economic Psychology

Sean Rooney
Scientific Officer & Head of Laboratory Innovation 

Dr Jet Sanders 
Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science

Dr Miriam Tresh
Assistant Professorial Lecturer, Departmental Tutor for BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science

Research Committee 

Professor Martin Bauer
Professor in Social Psychology

Dr Thomas Curran
Assistant Professor

Professor Liam Delaney 
Head of Department

Dr Alex Gillespie
Associate Professor in Social Psychology

Dr Laura M. Giurge
Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science

Dr Ilka Gleibs (Chair)
Associate Professor in Social and Organisational Psychology, Deputy Head of Department (Research)

Champa Heidbrink
Department Manager 

Gemma Hutchinson
Communications Manager

Sean Rooney
Scientific Officer and Head of Laboratory Innovation

Rebecca Lee (Secretary)
PhD Programme Manager and Events Coordinator

Dr Rachel Spicer
Postdoctoral Fellow

PBS Ethics Committee

Dr Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo
Associate Professor in Organisational Social Psychology

Dr Ilka Gleibs
Associate Professor in Social and Organisational Psychology, Deputy Head of Department (Research)

Dr Matteo M Galizzi
Associate Professor in Behavioural Science

Sean Rooney
Scientific Officer & Head of Laboratory Innovation

PBS Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee

Professor Bradley Franks
Professorial Lecturer, Deputy Head of Department (Teaching and Learning)

Carl Goodwin
Alumni, Student Experience and Internship Programme Officer 

Gemma Hutchinson
Communications Manager

Champa Heidbrink
Department Manager

Dr Jens Madsen (Co-chair)
Associate Professor in Psychology

Dimitris Thomopoulos (Co-chair)
EDI Officer and Executive Officer to PBS Head of Department

Dr Miriam Tresh
Assistant Professorial Lecturer, Departmental Tutor BSc in Psychological and Behavioural Science