People

Meet our faculty 

Our staff have considerable experience in living and working in the developing world and most have engaged in policy-relevant research and consultancy work with international development agencies or non-governmental organisations.

Academic staff

Allen_Tim

Professor Tim Allen

Professor of Development Anthropology 
Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa

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Professor Catherine Boone

Professor of Comparative Politics and African Political Economy

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Professor Ernestina Coast 

Professor of Health and International Development
Programme Director, Health and International Development

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Professor Jean-Paul Faguet

Professor of the Political Economy of Development
Programme Co-Director, Development Management

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Dr Tasha Fairfield

Associate Professor in Development Studies

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Tim Forsyth

Professor Tim Forsyth

Professor of Environment and Development

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Dr Arjan Gjonça

Associate Professor of Demography 

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Dr Stuart Gordon 

Associate Professorial Lecturer in Managing Humanitarianism
Programme Director, International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies

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Dr Duncan Green

Senior Strategic Adviser, Oxfam UK, and Professor in Practice

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Dr Elliott Green

Associate Professor in Development Studies

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Dr Lloyd Gruber

Assistant Professor in Political Economy of Development

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Dr Tine Hanrieder

Assistant Professor in Health and International Development 

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Professor Kathryn Hochstetler

Professor of International Development
Head of Department 

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Professor Jude Howell

Professor of International Development

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Professor Naila Kabeer (on sabbatical 2019/20)

Professor of Gender and Development 

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Professor Mary Kaldor

Professor Mary Kaldor

Emeritus Professor of Global Governance
Director, Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit

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Dr Sohini Kar

Associate Professor International Development 

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Professor David Keen

Professor of Conflict Studies

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Dr Tiziana Leone 

Associate Professor in Health and International Development

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Dr Shirin Madon

Associate Professor in ICTs and Socio-Economic Development

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Dr Laura Mann

Assistant Professor International Development 

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Dr Kate Meagher

Associate Professor in Development Studies

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Dr Philipa Mladovsky (on leave for 2019/20)

Assistant Professor in International Development

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Dr Joana Naritomi

Assistant Professor Development Economics

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Professor James Putzel

Professor of Development Studies
Programme Director, Development Studies and Research

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Dr Sandra Sequeira

Associate Professor in Development Economics

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Professor Ken Shadlen

Professor of Development Studies

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Dr Mahvish Shami

Assistant Professor in Development Studies
Programme Co-Director of Development Management

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Dr Rajesh Venugopal

Associate Professor

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Professor Robert Wade

Professor of Political Economy and Development

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Dr Diana Weinhold

Associate Professor in Development Economics

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Dr Jonathan Weigel

Assistant Professor of International Development

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Fellows

Laura J Brown

Dr Laura Brown 

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr Vesna Bojičić-Dželilović

Research Fellow in the CSHS and the European Institute

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Chao-Yo Cheng 

LSE Fellow

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Regina Enjuto Martines

Dr Regina Enjuto-Martinez

Research Officer

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Dr Eyob Gebremariam 

LSE Fellow

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Dr Geoff Goodwin

Guest Teacher

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Dr Peter Ho

LSE Professorial Fellow 

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Gianluca Iazzolino

LSE Fellow

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Dr Jon Lunn 

Guest Teacher 

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Dr Stephanie Levy

Guest Lecturer 

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Ian Madison 

LSE Fellow 

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Dr Naomi Pendle

Guest Teacher

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Dr Holly Porter

Research Fellow, Lead Researcher (JSRP)

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Dr Yuanyuan Qu

Research Officer

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Dr Alessandra Radicati

LSE Fellow

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Florain Schaefer

Florian Schaefer

LSE Fellow

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Dr Moritz Schmoll

LSE Fellow

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Visiting Fellows

Barber

Professor Owen Barder

Visiting Professor in Practice

 


 

Hanlon

Dr Joseph Hanlon

Visiting Senior Fellow

 


 

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Dr Fatima El-Issawi

Semior Visiting Fellow

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Visiting (Senior) Fellow appointments are intended to help Departments, Institutes and Centres to invite staff who are either practitioners or academics in other institutions to conduct research, or be involved in other activities which will benefit the Department.

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Affiliated staff

Dyson Tim, International Development, LSE

Professor Tim Dyson

Emeritus Professor of Population Studies

Tim Dyson is Emeritus Professor of Population Studies. He has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 2001 and has held visiting positions at the Australian National University in Canberra, the International Institute for Population Sciences in Mumbai, and the American University of Beirut. In 1997 he was the lead speaker at the Oxford Farming Conference, and in 2015 he delivered the keynote address at the United Nations Commission on Population and Development in New York. Much of his research has involved studying aggregate demographic processes. 

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Professor E A (Teddy) Brett

Emeritus Professor of International Development

Professor Brett has been involved in research, teaching and practice in Development since the 1960s, first in South Africa at Witwatersrand University, then in Uganda at Makerere University in the 1960s and 1970s, and at Sussex University and the Institute of Development Studies from 1967 to 1992. He joined the Development Studies Institute, now Department of International Development at the LSE in 1993, and was a Visiting Fellow at Witwatersrand University from 2001 to 2005. He completed his PhD in Political Science at the LSE in 1966, and has published extensively on African Political Economy, with special reference to Uganda and Zimbabwe, on International Political Economy, Civic Institutions and Development Theory, and participated in research and consultancy projects sponsored by the World Bank, DFID, and DANIDA. 

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Allison Benson Hernandez

Allison received her PhD from the London School of Economics in 2020. Her Bachelor and Master Degrees are in Economics, from Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia. Her dissertation was titled “Sources of financial, social and political capital in rural Colombia”. Her research interests include Political Economy, Rural Development, Inequality, Social Policy, Peace Building. She relies on both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.


 

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Professor Alcinda Honwana

Centennial Professor 

Alcinda Honwana is Strategic Director at the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa and Centennial Professor at the Department of International Development. She is also a Visiting Professor of Anthropology and International Development at the Open University, where she held a Chair in International Development.

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James Walters 

Dr James Walters is founding director of the LSE Faith Centre which works to promote religious understanding and interfaith leadership among the LSE’s global student body, in government and to the wider public. He is also a Senior Lecturer in the LSE Marshall Institute and Chaplain to the School. He works with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to promote diplomatic engagement with religious communities and contributes to several interfaith initiatives in the Middle East. He has published a number of books including Baudrillard and Theology, Religion and the Public Sphere: New Conversations, Religious Imaginations and Global Transitions and Loving Your Neighbour in an Age of Religious Conflict. He was educated at Cambridge University and ordained priest in the Church of England in 2008 within which he is now a canon of Chichester Cathedral and represents universities on the General Synod, the Church’s governing body.

 

 

Professional service staff

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Peter Campbell

Department Manager

Contact: P.Campbell1@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Drucilla Nelson

Deputy Department Manager

Contact: D.Daley@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Chris Llewellyn (maternity cover)

MSc Programme Manager

Course Administrator, MSc Development Management  

Courses:

DV410 / DV445, DV411, DV423, DV424, DV431, DV432, DV447, DV454, DV455, DV463, DV480

Contact: C.Llewellyn@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Sebastiano Caleffi (maternity cover)

MSc Course Administrator

Courses:

DV400, DV413, DV415, DV418, DV433, DV435, DV442, DV460, DV483, DV490, DV491, DV492

Contact: s.caleffi@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Maria Do-Prado

MSc course Administrator

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Contact: M.A.Do-Prado@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Dipa Patel

Communications and Events Manager
Editing Manager at the ID at LSE Blog

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Anna DAlton

Anna D'Alton

Communications and Events Officer

Contact: A.Dalton@lse.ac.uk

 

Ginny_Pavey

Ginny Pavey (Maternity cover)

PhD Programme Manager 

Contact: ID.Research@lse.ac.uk

 

 


 

Research students

 

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Rahma Ahmed            

Supervisor: Dr Elliott Green            

Research interests: Inequality; Political Economy; Development Economics; Comparative Politics; Development; Sub-Saharan Africa; Migration

Contact: r.s.ahmed@lse.ac.uk 


 

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Faris Al-Sulayman

Supervisors: Professor Kathryn Hochstetler, Dr Steffen Hertog

Research interests: Political Economy of Development, State Capitalism, State-owned Enterprises, the Political Economy of Renewable Energy, Middle East and North Africa, the GCC states, Green Industrial Policy

Contact: F.Al-Sulayman@lse.ac.uk

Twitter: @FarisAlSulayman

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Marietta Angeli

Supervisor: Professor Ken Shadlen

Research interests: Trade policy, international political economy, Rules of Origin 

Contact: M.G.Angeli@lse.ac.uk

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Lucas D. Arce   

Supervisor: Professor Ken Shadlen 

Research Interest: International political economy, upgrading and innovation, global value chains, trade, business and corporate strategy, environment, Latin America

Contact: L.D.Arce@lse.ac.uk
Twitter:
@larce26 


 

Ritika Arora

Ritika Arora             

Supervisor: Dr Rajesh Venugopal           

Research interests: Education; Politics; Nationalism; Religious Conflict; South Asia; Political Psychology; Transparency and Accountability; Electoral Systems in Divided Societies; Vote-Bank Politics; Multiculturalism; Communalism

Contact: R.P.Arora@lse.ac.uk
Twitter: @RitikaAurora  


 

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Kara Blackmore

Supervisor: Professor Tim Allen              

Contact: K.A.Blackmore@lse.ac.uk

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Anna Bridel

Supervisor: Professor Tim Forsyth

Contact: A.E.Bridel@lse.ac.uk 


 

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Charlotte Brown

Supervisor: Professor Tim Allen

Contact: c.brown8@lse.ac.uk 


 

Chiara Chiavaroli

Chiara Chiavaroli

Supervisors: Dr Tiziana Leone, Professor Tim Forsyth

Research Interest: Environmental justice, Sexual and reproductive health, Cosmopolitics, Gender, Artisanal small-scale mining, Environmental conflicts, Latin America

Contact: C.Chiavaroli@lse.ac.uk


  

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Carolin Dieterle          

Supervisor: Professor Catherine Boone       

Contact: C.M.Dieterle@lse.ac.uk

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Tinhinan_El_Kadi

Tin Hinane El Kadi 

Supervisors: Professor James Putzel and Dr Laura Mann

Research Interest: Politics of Development, technological innovation and power dynamics, ICT and development, the Rise of China, China-MENA relations

Contact: T.El-Kadi@lse.ac.uk


  

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Cristin Fergus          

SupervisorProfessor Tim Allen 

Contact: C.Fergus@lse.ac.uk 


 

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Isaac Haruna Ziaba  

Supervisor: Dr Elliott Green

Research Interest: Political Economy, Elections, Mining, Natural Resource Management, Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining, Transitional Justice, Party Competition, sub-Saharan Africa

Contact: i.haruna@lse.ac.uk

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Claudia Horn 

Supervisors: Professor Jude Howell and Professor Kathryn Hochstetler 

Research interests: political sociology, international development cooperation, emerging economies

Contact: C.Horn@lse.ac.uk

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Hosna Jahan

Supervisor: Professor Naila Kabeer

Research interests: Gender and economic development, capability approach, microfinance, political Islam, poverty, political economy of development

Contact: H.Jahan@lse.ac.uk

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Rornald Kananura

Supervisors: Dr Tiziana Leone, Dr Arjan Gjonça

Contact: R.M.Kananura@lse.ac.uk 


 

SophieLegros

Sophie Legros

Supervisor: Professor Naila Kabeer

Contact: s.c.legros@lse.ac.uk

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Richard Mallett

Supervisor: Dr Kate Meagher

Contact: r.mallett1@lse.ac.uk

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Aoife McCullough

Supervisor: Dr Rajesh Venugopal

Contact: a.j.mccullough@lse.ac.uk 


 

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Eduardo Mercadante

Supervisor: Professor Ken Shadlen

Contact: e.mercadante-santino@lse.ac.uk

Research interests: Intellectual property; Patent prosecution; Patent offices; Pharmaceuticals; Developing countries

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Aisha Modibo

Supervisor: Dr Kate Meagher

Contact: a.modibo@lse.ac.uk

Research interests: Informal social protection, Informal workers, Old age poverty, Poverty, Development, Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa 


 

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Konstantinos Myrodias

Supervisors: Professor Robert Wade, Professor EA Brett

Research interests: Political Economy of Development; internal devaluation; structural change; industrial policy; Development Banks, IMF, Eurozone.

Contact: k.myrodias@lse.ac.uk 


 

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Tony Neil

Supervisors: Professor Tim Forsyth, Dr Rajesh Venugopal

Contact: a.r.neil@lse.ac.uk 


 

MeganRenoir

Megan Renoir

Supervisor: Professor James Putzel

Research interests: Conflict and peacebuilding; land tenure; peace building effectiveness; political economy

Contact: m.d.renoir@lse.ac.uk

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Alice Robinson

Alice Robinson              

Supervisor: Professor Tim Allen         

Contact: A.M.Robinson@lse.ac.uk

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Koji Sano

Supervisor: Professor Tim Allen         

Contact: k.sano@lse.ac.uk 


 

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Ciara Silke 

Supervisor: Dr Elliott Green  

Research interests: shock responsive basic services, internal displacement, humanitarian, Ethiopia. 

Contact: C.C.Silke@lse.ac.uk


  

Harshita Sinha

Harshita Sinha

Supervisors: Professor Naila Kabeer, Dr Rajesh Venugopal  

Research interests: Gender, migration, informal labour markets, marginal communities, South Asia

Contact: h.sinha@lse.ac.uk

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Elizabeth Storer, Research Student, International Development, LSE

Elizabeth Storer                                        

Supervisor: Professor Tim Allen              

Contact: E.Storer@lse.ac.uk

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Marika Theros

Supervisors: Professor David Keen, Professor Mary Kaldor

Contact: m.theros@lse.ac.uk 


 

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Costanza Torre                                   

Supervisor: Professor Ernestina Coast and Professor Tim Allen              

Contact: C.Torre@lse.ac.uk 


 

YuezhouYang

Yuezhou Yang                                      

Supervisors: Professor Catherine Boone, Professor James Putzel

Research interests: Land tenure regimes, land based economy, political economy, Chinese investment, Africa

Contact: Y.Yang91@lse.ac.uk 


 

 

Research Students based in other LSE departments

The students listed below are supervised (wholly or partly) by faculty from International Development but are based in the Department of Social Policy.

  • Valentina Iemmi (Supervisors: Professor Martin Knapp, Professor Ernestina Coast, Dr Clare Wenham)
  • Nick Mathers (Supervisors: Dr Kitty Stewart, Professor Ernestina Coast)
  • Laura Sochas (Supervisors: Dr Tiziana Leone, Professor Ernestina Coast)
  • Dijana Spasenoska (Supervisors: Dr Arjan Gjonca, Dr Berkay Ozcan)
  • Joe Strong (Supervisors: Professor Ernestina Coast, Dr Tiziana Leone)
  • Orsola Torrisi (Supervisors: Dr Arjan Gjonca, Dr Berkay Özcan)