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Academic Leadership

The Academic Leadership team are responsible for planning and implementing the School's range of research and engagement initiatives, as well as developing prospective projects and external links.

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Professor Andrés Velasco

Dean of the School of Public Policy

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Professor Tony Travers

Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy

Vanessa Rubio

Professor Vanessa Rubio-Márquez

Associate Dean for Extended Education

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Dr Joana Naritomi

Academic Director and Associate Professor

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Dr Lloyd Gruber

MPA Programme Director

Alexander Evans

Professor Alexander Evans

MPA in Data Science for Public Policy Programme Director

Simon Bastow

Dr Simon Bastow

Associate Professorial Lecturer, MPP Programme Director

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Professor Sir Charles Bean

EMPA/EMPP Programme Co-Director

 

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Dr Dan Berliner

EMPA/EMPP Programme Co-Director

Faculty

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Professor Nava Ashraf

Professor of Economics

Professor Nicholas Barr

Professor Nicholas Barr

Professor of Public Economics

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Dr Simon Bastow

Associate Professorial (Education)

Programme Director, Master of Public Policy (MPP)

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Professor Sir Tim Besley

School Professor of Economics and Political Science

Gwyn Bevan

Professor Gwyn Bevan

Emeritus Professor of Policy Analysis

Gharad Bryan

Dr Gharad Bryan

Associate Professor of Economics

Robin Burgess

Professor Robin Burgess

Professor of Economics

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Professor Stephan Chambers

Professor in Practice

Director, Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship

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Professor Richard Davies

Professor in Practice

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Dr Jeremiah Dittmar

Associate Professor of Economics

Alexander Evans

Professor Alexander Evans 

Professor in Practice

Programme Director, MPA in Data Science for Public Policy

Tasha Fairfield

Dr Tasha Fairfield

Associate Professor of Development Studies

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Professor Luis Garicano

Professor of Public Policy

Professor Sir Julian Le Grand

Professor Sir Julian Le Grand 

Professor of Social Policy

 

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Dr Lloyd Gruber

Assistant Professor of Political Economy of Development

Programme Director, Master of Public Administration 

Rafael Hortala-Vallve

Professor Rafael Hortala-Vallve

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

Ethan Ilzetzki

Dr Ethan Ilzetzki

Associate Professor of Economics

Stephen Jenkins

Professor Stephen Jenkins

Professor of Economic and Social Policy

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Dr Casey Kearney

Assistant Professor (Education)

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Professor Adnan Khan

Professor in Practice

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Professor Valentino Larcinese

Professor of Public Policy

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Professor Richard Layard

Professor of Economics

Martin Lodge

Professor Martin Lodge

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

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Mr Frank Muci

Policy Fellow

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Dr Berkay Ozcan

Professor of Social and Public Policy

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Professor John Van Reenen

Ronald Coase Chair in Economics and School Professor

Dr Jonathan Roberts

Dr Jonathan Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Practice

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Dr Philipp Rode

Associate Professor (Education) 

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Dr Lewis Ross

Assistant Professor

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Dr Sandra Sequeira

Associate Professor of Development Economics

Mark Schankerman

Professor Mark Schankerman

Professor of Economics

Johannes Spinnewijn

Dr Johannes Spinnewijn

Professor of Economics

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Professor Daniel Sturm

Professor of Economics

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Professor Andrés Velasco

Professor of Public Policy 

Dean

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Dr Savvas Verdis

Senior Lecturer in Practice

Joachim Wehner

Dr Joachim Wehner

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Fellows and Teaching Fellows

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Ignacio Banares-Sanchez 

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP454 Development Economics  

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Dr Daniel Brieba 

LSE Fellow
Course: PP401 Political Science for Public Policy   

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Adam Brzezinski 

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP425 Strategic Policymaking: Economic Analysis, Narrative Development, Political Feasibility, and Implementation  

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Dr Nuno F da Cruz  

Guest Teacher
Course: PP403 Public Management  

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Andres Fajardo-Ramirez

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP440 Micro and Macro Economics for Public Policy  

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Miguel Fajardo-Steinhauser  

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP452 Applying Behavioural Economics for Social Impact: Design, Delivery, Evaluation and Policy 

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Dr Omar Hammoud Gallego 

LSE Fellow in Political Science and Public Policy  
Course: PP478 Political Science for Public Policy  

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Marta Guasch-Rusinol

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP440 Micro and Macro Economics for Public Policy  

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Daniel Guillery  

LSE Fellow
Course: PP406 Philosophy for Public Policy 

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Aung Hein 

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP403 Public Management  

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Aidan Hughes 

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP411A Political Entrepreneurship  

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Kirstine La Cour 

LSE Fellow
Course: PP406 Philosophy for Public Policy  

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Benedikt Margraf

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP413 Growth Diagnostics in Development

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Johannes Matt

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP418 Globalisation and Public Policy 

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Thomas Monk

Course: PP455 Quantitative Approaches and Policy Analysis 

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Marta Morando

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP402 Quantitative Methods for Public Policy  

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Bernardo Mottironi

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP404 Economics for Public Policy  

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Dr Zhamilya Mukasheva 

LSE Fellow in Public Policy 
Course: PP405 Public Policy Applications  

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Canishk Naik

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP410 Public Economics  

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Dr Eugenia Nazrullaeva

LSE Fellow in Political Science and Public Policy 
Course: PP478 Political Science for Public Policy  

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Ekaterina Oparina

Guest Teacher
Course: PP424 Happiness and Public Policy 

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Michelle Rao

Teaching Fellow  
Course: PP402 Quantitative Methods for Public Policy  

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Veronica Salazar-Restrepo

Teaching Fellow  
Course: PP455 Quantitative Approaches and Policy Analysis 

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Patrick Schneider 

Teaching Fellow  
Course: PP404 Economics for Public Policy  

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Jayatheerth Seethraman 

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP411W Political Economy Applications for Public Policy

PP414 Policy-Making: Process, Challenges and Outcomes 

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Pol Simpson 

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP419 Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis 

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Ameek Singh

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP402 Quantitative Methods for Public Policy  

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Caterina Soto-Vieira

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP440 Micro and Macro Economics for Public Policy 

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Thomas Stephens 

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP405 Public Policy Applications  

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Hamza Syed

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP455 Quantitative Approaches and Policy Analysis  

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Peter Ward-Griffin

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP440 Micro & Macro Economics (for Public Policy) 

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Linchuan Xu 

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP450 Public Organisations: Theory and Practice  

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Yuanhang (Leo) Yu

Teaching Fellow
Course: PP455 Quantitative Approaches and Policy Analysis 

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Dr Tamar Zeilberger

LSE Fellow
Course: PP478 Political Science for Public Policy 

 

Visiting Appointments

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Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable

Visiting Professor in Practice

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Hugh Cole

Visiting Senior Fellow

 

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Dimitri Demekas

Visiting Senior Fellow

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Professor Niall Ferguson

Visiting Professor

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Dr Laura Gilbert

Visiting Professor in Practice

 

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Valeria Gontareva

Visiting Senior Fellow

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Professor Ricardo Hausmann

Visiting Professor in Practice

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Dr Chenyang He

Visiting Fellow

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Dr Tim Leunig

Visiting Professor in Practice

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Dr Ousmène Jacques Mandeng

Visiting Fellow

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Geoffrey Myers

Visiting Professor in Practice

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Dr Dzhamilya Nigmatulina

Visiting Fellow

 

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Dr Charles Okehalam

Visiting Professor in Practice 

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Professor Lant Pritchett

Visiting Professor

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Mr Valerio Riavez

Visiting Senior Fellow

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Michael Reid

Visiting Professor in Practice

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Dr Christopher Sabatini

Visiting Senior Fellow

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Christopher Schildt 

Visiting Senior Fellow 

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Dr Előd Takáts

Visiting Professor in Practice

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Dr Tinghua Yu

Visiting Senior Fellow

Skills Associates

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Philip Colins

Visiting Senior Fellow

 

LSE Cities Executive Group

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Professor Ricky Burdett

Director of LSE Cities; Professor of Urban Studies

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Dr Philipp Rode

Executive Director of LSE Cities; Associate Professorial Lecturer

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Professor Jo Beall

Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Research Fellow 


For a full list of LSE Cities Staff please visit https://www.lse.ac.uk/Cities/people

LSE-Fudan Global Public Policy Hub

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Dr Binchung Meng

Governing Council Member

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Dr Timothy Hildebrandt

Governing Council Member

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Dr Tanvi Deshpande

Research Fellow

Yuezhou Yang

Dr Yuezhou Yang

Research Fellow

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Linnea Luuppala

LSE-Fudan Global Public Policy Hub Co-ordinator

Growth Co-Lab at LSE

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Richard Davies

Director

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Rahat Siddique

Policy Manager

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Charlie Meyrick

Data Manager

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Andrea Correa 

Research Officer

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Camila Arroyo From

Policy Officer

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Sheyla Enciso-Valdivia

Policy Officer

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Fernando Pino

Research Assistant

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Josh Hellings

Research Assistant

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Finn McEvoy

Research Assistant

Professional Services Staff

The Professional Services team supports students and faculty to deliver the School's teaching, research, and engagement initiatives. 


Head of Professional Services

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James Deeley

Department Manager (Interim)

j.a.deeley@lse.ac.uk 

Ask me about: Leadership of the PSS Team, Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Governance, Liaison with Central Services 


Operations

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Jim Osborne

Head of Projects and Operations 

j.osborne2@lse.ac.uk 

Ask me about: Visiting Appointments, Departmental Scholarships, Department Research Units, Research Hourly-Paid Contracts, Space Management, SPP Department Management Committee 


Dean's Office

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Pilar Frogley

Executive Assistant to Professor Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy

Spp.Deansoffice@lse.ac.uk 

Working days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Ask me about: Management of the Dean’s Schedule and Commitments, Logistical Support to the Dean 


 Programmes Team 

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Caroline Boswell

Head of Programme Delivery

c.boswell@lse.ac.uk 

Working days:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 

Ask me about: Programme Delivery, Teaching Allocation, Teaching Contracts, Departmental Teaching Committee 


 

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Michelle Batten

MPA Programme Manager

For Master of Public Administration (MPA) enquiries, please contact mpa@lse.ac.uk 

Ask me about: MPA Programme Administration, Student Support, Student Regulations & Policies, Course Selection, Exams  


 

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Victoria Bryant

Programme Administrator (MPA Double Degrees and MPA in Data Science for Public Policy)

For Master of Public Administration Double Degree (MPA Double Degrees) enquiries, please contact  spp.doubledegrees@lse.ac.uk 

For Master of Public Administration in Data Science for Public Policy (MPA-DSPP) enquiries, please contact  spp.datascience@lse.ac.uk

Ask me about: MPA Double Degrees/MPA- DSPP Programme Administration, Student Support, Student Regulations & Policies, Moodle, Assessments 


 

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Teresa Chung

MPA Programme Administrator

For Master of Public Administration (MPA) enquiries, please contact mpa@lse.ac.uk 

Ask me about: MPA Programme Administration, Student Support, Student Regulations & Policies, Moodle, Assessments


 

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Heather Gorrie

Executive Programmes Manager

For Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) and Executive Master of Public Policy (EMPP) enquiries, please contact execmpa@lse.ac.uk 

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 

Ask me about: EMPA/EMPP Programme Delivery and Development, EMPA/EMPP Teaching, Executive Student Support 


 

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Zuzana Navratilova

Executive Programmes Administrator

For Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) and Executive Master of Public Policy (EMPP) enquiries, please contact execmpa@lse.ac.uk 

Working days:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 

Ask me about: EMPA/EMPP Programme Delivery, Assessments, Moodle, Executive Student Experience, Executive Student Support 


 

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Emma Nevell

Programme Manager (MPP and Student Partnerships) (Maternity Leave Cover)  

For Master of Public Policy (MPP) enquiries, please contact  mpp@lse.ac.uk 

Ask me about: MPP Programme Administration, Student Support, Student Regulations & Policies, Course Selection, Exams, SPP Student Partnerships, Professional Skills Accelerator 


 

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Andrew Park

MPP Programme Administrator

For Master of Public Policy (MPP) enquiries, please contact  mpp@lse.ac.uk 

Ask me about: MPP Programme Administration, Student Support, Student Regulations & Policies, Moodle, Assessments


 

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Alex Rose

Programme Manager (MPP and Student Partnerships) (Maternity Leave Cover) 

 For Master of Public Policy (MPP) enquiries, please contact  mpp@lse.ac.uk 

Ask me about: MPP Programme Administration, Student Support, Student Regulations & Policies, Course Selection, Exams, SPP Student Partnerships, and Professional Skills Accelerator 


 

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Jemima Swallow

Programme Manager (MPP and Student Partnerships) (On Maternity Leave) 

 For Master of Public Policy (MPP) enquiries, please contact mpp@lse.ac.uk  

Ask me about: MPP Programme Administration, Student Support, Student Regulations & Policies, Course Selection, Exams, SPP Student Partnerships, Professional Skills Accelerator 


 

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Verity Wilkes

Programme Manager (MPA Double Degrees and MPA in Data Science for Public Policy)

For Master of Public Administration Double Degrees (MPA Double Degrees) enquiries, please contact  spp.doubledegrees@lse.ac.uk

For Master of Public Administration in Data Science for Public Policy (MPA-DSPP) enquiries, please contact spp.datascience@lse.ac.uk

Working days:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & every other Wednesday 

Ask me about: MPA Double Degrees/MPA- DSPP Programme Administration, Student Support, Student Regulations & Policies, Course Selection, Exams


Careers

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Doreen Thompson-Addo

SPP Careers Consultant

d.thompson-addo@lse.ac.uk

Ask me about: Job search strategies, Labour Market Knowledge, Employers, Alumni, LinkedIn, Career Change/Pivot, CV & Cover Letter Writing, Interview Preparation, Networking 


Events, Communications and Alumni Engagement Team

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Polly Liouta

Head of Engagement and Communications

k.liouta@lse.ac.uk

Ask me about: Events Management & Strategy, Research Communications, Alumni Engagement, SPP Annual Report 


 

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Linnea Luuppala

LSE-Fudan Global Public Policy Hub Co-ordinator

spp.fudan@lse.ac.uk

Ask me about: LSE-Fudan Global Public Policy Hub (China and the World Seminar Series, Research, Hub Administration)  


 

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Laura Malouf

Events and Communications Officer

spp.events@lse.ac.uk

Ask me about: Public Events, Event Promotion 


 

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Delphine Polidori

Digital Communications Officer

d.m.polidori@lse.ac.uk

Ask me about: Web Pages, Research & News Social Media, Video Production, SPP Annual Report 


 

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Hannah Shearer

Alumni Engagement Officer

spp.alumni@lse.ac.uk

Ask me about: Alumni Relations, Alumni Events, Alumni Engagement Programme  


 

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Carolina Stern

Events and Communications Manager

spp.events@lse.ac.uk

Ask me about: Public Events, Conferences, Event Communications 


Development and Marketing

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Andrew Brennen

Head of Extended Education Development

a.brennen@lse.ac.uk
spp.exec.admissions@lse.ac.uk

Ask me about: Applications to SPP Executive Programmes, Executive Master of Public Policy (UK civil service), SPP Business Development Opportunities – Internal & External 


 

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Georgina Whitham

Marketing and Student Recruitment Manager 

g.whitham@lse.ac.uk

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & every other Wednesday 

Ask me about: Student Recruitment Marketing Strategy & Media, Salesforce, Analytics, Student Recruitment Social Media


 

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Sarah Massey

Marketing and Student Experience Administrator 

s.l.massey@lse.ac.uk

Ask me about: Student Recruitment, Student Experience, Student Events, Student Recruitment Digital Content

 


 Research

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Dr Irene Bucelli

Beveridge 2.0 Programme Co-ordinator and Managing Editor of the LSE Public Policy Review 

i.bucelli@lse.ac.uk

Ask me about: Beveridge 2.0 Redefining the Social Contract, Beveridge Symposia, Research on Multidimensional Inequality and Multidimensional Poverty