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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.


Professor Andrés Velasco

Dean of the School of Public Policy

Tony Travers

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

Lloyd Gruber

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


Professor Sir Charles Bean

EMPA/EMPP Programme Co-Director


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Dr Dan Berliner

EMPA/EMPP Programme Co-Director


Nava Ashraf

Professor Nava Ashraf

Professor of Economics

Professor Nicholas Barr

Professor Nicholas Barr

Professor of Public Economics

Simon Bastow

Dr Simon Bastow

Associate Professorial Lecturer, MPP Programme Director


Professor Sir Tim Besley

School Professor of Economics and Political Science

Gwyn Bevan

Professor Gwyn Bevan

Emeritus Professor of Economics

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Daniel Brieba

LSE Fellow in Political Science & Public Policy


Gharad Bryan

Dr Gharad Bryan

Lecturer in Economics

Robin Burgess

Professor Robin Burgess

Professor of Economics

Francesco Caselli

Professor Francesco Caselli

Norman Sosnow Professor of Economics


Professor Stephan Chambers

Professor in Practice and Director, Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship

Torun Dewan

Professor Torun Dewan

Professor of Political Science


Dr Jeremiah Dittmar

Assistant Professor in Economics

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Dr Mathilde Emeriau

Assistant Professor in Empirical Political Economy

Alexander Evans

Professor Alexander Evans 

Professor in Practice

Tasha Fairfield

Dr Tasha Fairfield

Associate Professor of International Development

Dr Barbara Fasolo

Dr Barbara Fasolo

Associate Professor of Behavioural Science


Dr Omar Hammoud Gallego

LSE Fellow in Political Science & Public Policy

Conor Gearty

Professor Conor Gearty

Professor in Human Rights

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Dr Katerina Glyniadaki

Teaching Fellow

Professor Sir Julian Le Grand

Professor Sir Julian Le Grand 

Professor of Social Policy



Dr Lloyd Gruber

Assistant Professor of Political Economy of Development; MPA Programme Director

Rafael Hortala-Vallve

Dr Rafael Hortala-Vallve

Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

Ethan Ilzetzki

Dr Ethan Ilzetzki

Associate Professor in Economics

Stephen Jenkins

Professor Stephen Jenkins

Professor of Economic and Social Policy


Professor Adnan Khan

Professor in Practice

Camille Landais

Professor Camille Landais

Associate Professor of Economics


Professor Valentino Larcinese

Professor in Public Policy

Martin Lodge

Professor Martin Lodge

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy


Frank Muci

Policy Fellow


Eugenia Nazrullaeva

LSE Fellow in Political Science & Public Policy


Henry Overman

Professor Henry Overman

Professor of Economic Geography


Dr Berkay Ozcan

Associate Professor of Social Policy


Dr Jonathan Parry

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy Logic and Scientific Method

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Dr Daniel Reck

Assistant Professor of Economics


Professor John Van Reenen

Ronald Coase Chair in Economics and School Professor

Dr Jonathan Roberts

Dr Jonathan Roberts

Teaching Director and Senior Lecturer in Practice

Philipp Rode

Dr Philipp Rode

Associate Professorial Lecturer


Nick Rowley

Senior Lecturer in Practice

Thomas Sampson

Dr Thomas Sampson

Associate Professor of Economics

Mark Schankerman

Professor Mark Schankerman

Professor of Economics

Johannes Spinnewijn

Dr Johannes Spinnewijn

Associate Professor of Economics


Professor Daniel Sturm

Professor of Economics


Dr Johanna Thoma

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy Logic and Scientific Method


Dr Savvas Verdis

Senior Research Fellow


Professor Alex Voorhoeve

Professor, Department of Philosophy Logic and Scientific Method


Joachim Wehner

Dr Joachim Wehner

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Visiting Appointments


Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable

Visiting Professor in Practice


Hugh Cole

Visiting Senior Fellow


Greg Fischer

Greg Fischer

Visiting Professor in Practice

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Dimitri Demekas

Visiting Senior Fellow

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Valeria Gontareva

Visiting Senior Fellow


Professor Ricardo Hausmann

Visiting Professor in Practice

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Dr Chenyang He

Visiting Fellow


Professor Helios Herrera

Visiting Professor

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Professor Eduardo Levy Yeyati

Visiting Professor

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Ousmène Jacques Mandeng

Visiting Fellow


Professor Geoffrey Myers

Visiting Professor

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Professor Charles Okehalam

Visiting Professor in Practice 


Professor Lant Pritchett

Visiting Professor in Practice

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Michael Reid

Visiting Professor in Practice

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Professor Előd Takáts

Visiting Professor in Practice

LSE Cities Executive Group

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Professor Ricky Burdett

Director of LSE Cities; Professor of Urban Studies

Philipp Rode

Dr. Philipp Rode

Executive Director of LSE Cities; Associate Professorial Lecturer


Professor Jo Beall

Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Research Fellow 

For a full list of LSE Cities Staff please visit

LSE-Fudan Global Public Policy Hub

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Dr Timothy Hildebrandt

Governing Council Member

Evgeniya Kondrashina

Dr Evgeniya Kondrashina

Research Unit Co-ordinator

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Dr Binchung Meng

Governing Council Member


Dr Yan Wang

Research Fellow


Dr Yuxi Zhang

Research Fellow

Growth Co-Lab at LSE


Camila Arroyo From

Policy Officer


Sheyla Enciso-Valdivia 

Policy Officer


Ekaterina Vashkinskaya 

Policy Officer

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

Paul Sullivan

Paul Sullivan

Department Manager (Strategy and Planning)



Jim Osborne

Head of Projects & Operations 


Dean's Office

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Pilar Frogley

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

 Programmes Team 


Caroline Boswell

Head of Programme Delivery

Michelle Batten

Michelle Batten

MPA Programme Manager


Victoria Bryant

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

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Teresa Chung

MPA Programme Administrator


Heather Gorrie

Executive Programmes Manager

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Zuzana Navratilova

Executive Programmes Administrator


Emma Nevell

MPP Programme & Student Partnerships Manager (Interim)

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Andrew Park

MPP Programme Administrator

Jemima Warren

Jemima Swallow (on maternity leave)

MPP Programme & Student Partnerships Manager 



Verity Wilkes

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



Anne Clinton

SPP Careers Consultant

Events, Communications and Alumni Engagement Team

Liouta Polly

Polly Liouta

Head of Engagement and Communications


Felix Choong

Interim Digital Communications Officer

Evgeniya Kondrashina

Dr Evgeniya Kondrashina

Research Unit Co-ordinator (LSE-Fudan Global Public Policy Hub Co-ordinator)


Hannah Shearer

Alumni Engagement Officer

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Carolina Stern

Events and Communications Manager


Rishika Yadav

Events and Communications Officer

Development and Marketing


Andrew Brennen

Head of Extended Education Development


Georgina Whitham

Student Recruitment Manager



Dr Irene Bucelli

Programme Co-ordinator, Beveridge 2.0