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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, International Development, LSE

Professor Tim Allen

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

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Boone Cathy, International Development, LSE

Professor Catherine Boone

Professor of Comparative Politics and African Political Economy

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Coast Ernestina, International Development, LSE

Professor Ernestina Coast 

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

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Faguet JP, International Development, LSE

Professor Jean-Paul Faguet

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

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Fairfield Tasha, International Development, LSE

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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Gordon Stuart, International Development, LSE

Dr Stuart Gordon 

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

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Green Duncan, International Development, LSE

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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Gruber Llyod, International Development, LSE

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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Howell Jude, International Development, LSE

Professor Jude Howell

Professor of International Development

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Kabeer Naila, International Development, LSE

Professor Naila Kabeer 

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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Kar Sohini, International Development, LSE

Dr Sohini Kar (Maternity Leave 2021/22)

Associate Professor International Development 

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Keen David, International Development, LSE

Professor David Keen

Professor of Conflict Studies

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Leone Tiziana, International Development, LSE

Dr Tiziana Leone 

Associate Professor in Health and International Development

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Professor David Lewis 

Professor of Anthropology and Development

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Madon Shirin, International Development, LSE

Dr Shirin Madon

Associate Professor in ICTs and Socio-Economic Development

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Laura Mann, International Development, LSE

Dr Laura Mann

Assistant Professor International Development 

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Meagher Kate, International Development, LSE

Dr Kate Meagher

Associate Professor in Development Studies

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Mladovsky Philipa, International Development, LSE

Dr Philipa Mladovsky

Assistant Professor in International Development

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Dr Joana Naritomi (Maternity Leave 2021/22)

Assistant Professor Development Economics

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Putzel James, International Development, LSE

Professor James Putzel

Professor of Development Studies
Programme Director, Development Studies and Research

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Sequeira Sandra, International Development, LSE

Dr Sandra Sequeira (Maternity Leave 2021/22)

Associate Professor in Development Economics

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Professor Ken Shadlen (Sabbatical 2021/22)

Professor of Development Studies

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Mhavish Shirin, International Development, LSE

Dr Mahvish Shami

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

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RajeshVenugopal

Dr Rajesh Venugopal

Associate Professor

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Wade Robert, International Development, LSE

Professor Robert Wade (Sabbatical Lent Term 2022)

Professor of Political Economy and Development

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Weinhold Diana, International Development, LSE

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

Madhuri Agarwal

Dr Madhuri Agarwal

Guest Teacher

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Johan Ahlback

Dr Johan Ahlback

LSE Fellow 

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Dr Geoff Goodwin

Guest Teacher

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Dr Ian Madison 

LSE Fellow 

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Victor Pouliquen

Dr Victor Pouliquen

Guest Teacher 

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Greta Seibel

Dr Greta Seibel

LSE Fellow 

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Visiting Fellows

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Dr Joseph Hanlon

Visiting Senior Fellow

 


 

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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Professors in Practice

Barber, Fellow, International Development, LSE

Professor Owen Barder

Visiting Professor in Practice

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Green Duncan, International Development, LSE

Duncan Green

Professor in Practice
Senior Strategic Adviser, Oxfam UK

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Kate Gilmore

Visiting Professor in Practice
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations

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Mark Lowcock

Visiting Professor in Practice
Permanent Secretary for the Department for International Development between 9 June 2011 and 7 July 2017, and, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator between 2017 and 2021


 

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Professor David Luke

Professor in Practice and Strategic Director
Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa

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Affiliated researchers

Brett Teddy, International Development, LSE

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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Jacinto Cuvi 

Jacinto Cuvi is a Visiting Fellow at LSE. He is a sociologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in comparative politics from Sciences Po. He specializes on the politics of disenfranchised labor. How do informal workers relate to the state? And how do state officials engage workers at the margins of the law?

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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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Francisco Ferreira

Francisco H. G. Ferreira is the Amartya Sen Professor of Inequality Studies and Director of the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics. Francisco is an economist working on the measurement, causes and consequences of inequality and poverty, with an emphasis on developing countries in general and Latin America in particular. Some of his recent work has focused on the definition and measurement of inequality of opportunity. 

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Annie Kuse

Annie Kuse

Annie is currently working on research that explores the connections between the informal economy and revolution in North Africa. She received her MSc in Anthropology and Development from the LSE in 2020, and her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2017.  

 


 

Levy, Fellow, International Development, LSE

Dr Stephanie Levy

Stephanie is a development economist with over 15 years of experience in rural development and poverty reduction policies in Africa and South-East Asia. Stephanie has an extensive experience of modelling and policy analysis using simulation tools and quantitative analysis methods. As an academic researcher, she worked on agricultural development policies, including natural resources management, public investment in rural infrastructure and services, food price and poverty reduction.

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Elizabeth Ngutuku

Elizabeth Ngutuku is a research fellow at the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa. She holds a PhD in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her PhD research explored children’s complex lived experience of poverty and vulnerability in Kenya. Eliza has over 20 years of experience, working on issues of children and youth in the Eastern Africa region, and her primary focus is on child poverty & vulnerability, social protection, youth activism, sexual and reproductive health & rights, and young people’s experience in conflict situations. Elizabeth speaks Swahili and English. 

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Reece Sisto

Reece Sisto 

Reece is currently researching the relationship between liberalism and right- and left-wing revolutions in Chile and Bolivia. Before receiving his MSc in Development Studies from the LSE in 2020, Reece was conducting research on the triangular relationship between armed conflict, peace-building, and LGBTQ+ hate crimes as a Fulbright scholar in Bogotá, Colombia. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Urban Studies in 2018. 


 

 

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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

 


 

Vivienne Codjoe

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MSc Programme Manager

Course Administrator: MSc Development Management  

Courses:

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

Contact: v.c.codjoe@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Charlotte McKay

MSc Course Administrator: MSc Development Studies

Courses:

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

Contact: c.d.mckay@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Maria Do-Prado

MSc course Administrator: MSc Health and International Development, and MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies

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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

Contact: d.patel20@lse.ac.uk 

 


 

Anna DAlton

Anna D'Alton

Communications and Events Officer
(Student Experience)
Contributing Editor at the ID at LSE Blog

Contact: a.dalton@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Hafizur Rahman

Student Development Officer

Contact: m.h.rahman@lse.ac.uk

 


 

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Nina Craven

PhD Programme Manager 

Contact: id.research@lse.ac.uk

 

 


 

Research students

 

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Camilo Acero Vargas

Supervisors: Professor Catherine Boone and Professor Jean-Paul Faguet          

Research interests: Inequality, land politics, political economy of agrarian development, illicit economies, Latin America

Contact: c.acero-vargas@lse.ac.uk

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Rahma Ahmed            

Supervisors: Dr Sandra Sequeira, Dr Diana Weinhold      

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 interests: 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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Arbie Baguios

Supervisor: Professor James Putzel

Research interests: Refugee economy; anthropology of economy; institutions; emergence; capitalism and displacement; market disembeddedness; Karl Polanyi

Contact: a.baguios@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 


 

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Chiara Chiavaroli

Supervisors: Dr Tiziana Leone, Professor Tim Forsyth

Research interests: Environmental justice, Sexual and reproductive health, Gender, Environmental conflicts, Latin America

Contact: C.Chiavaroli@lse.ac.uk


  

Carolin_Dieterle

Carolin Dieterle          

Supervisor: Professor Catherine Boone and Professor Kathryn Hochstetler      

Contact: C.M.Dieterle@lse.ac.uk

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Tin Hinane El Kadi 

Supervisors: Professor James Putzel and Dr Laura Mann

Research interests: 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          

SupervisorsProfessor Tim Allen and Dr Tiziana Leone

Research interests: Global health, health metrics, evidence and decision-making processes, infectious diseases, epidemiology

ORCID profile 

Google Scholar record

Personal website

Project website 

Contact: C.Fergus@lse.ac.uk 


 

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Isaac Haruna Ziaba  

Supervisor: Dr Elliott Green

Research interests: 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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Shinzani Jain

Supervisor: Dr Rajesh Venugopal

Contact: s.jain89@lse.ac.uk


 

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Rornald Kananura

Supervisors: Dr Tiziana Leone, Dr Arjan Gjonça

Contact: R.M.Kananura@lse.ac.uk 


 

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Mina Kozluca

Supervisor: Dr Kate Meagher

Contact: m.kozluca@lse.ac.uk


 

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Sophie Legros

Supervisor: Professor Naila Kabeer

Contact: s.c.legros@lse.ac.uk

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Jorich Johann Loubser

Supervisor: Professor James Putzel

Research interests: State-Capital Relations, Political Economy of Development, Mining, African Political Economy, Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, African Studies, Local Content Policy, Local Ownership Policies, Taxation, Transnational Companies (TNCs) and the African State. 

Contact: j.h.loubser@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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Tony Neil

Supervisors: Professor Tim Forsyth, Dr Rajesh Venugopal

Contact: a.r.neil@lse.ac.uk 


 

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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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Claudia Rodriguez Castellanos

Supervisor: Professor Jean-Paul Faguet

Contact: c.j.rodriguez-castellanos@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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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 


 

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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 other departments at LSE.


  • Katy Footman (Supervisors: Professor Ernestina Coast, Dr Tiziana Leone)
  • Rosanna Le Voir (Supervisors: Professor Ernestina Coast, Professor Tim Allen)
  • Beth Kreling (Supervisors: Professor Ernestina Coast, Dr Justin Parkhurst, Dr Clare Wenham)
  • 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)