Dr Tom McKenzie

Fellow at LCSS & Lecturer at University of Dundee

Tom has a background in economics and mathematics and holds degrees from the Universities of Bonn and Cologne.  He is a research fellow at Cass Business School, City University London and an approved researcher of the Office for National Statistics.  Tom is based at the ESRC Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy where he specialises in the analysis of household expenditure data.  Previously, he taught applied microeconomics at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne.  Tom has published several papers in academic journals and he also writes articles for practitioners and policymakers.  His work has featured in national and international media including the Financial Times, The Guardian, Il Sole 24 Ore, FOCUS and China Radio International.

Tom is fluent in several languages, having lived, studied and worked in France, Gabon, Germany, Italy, Turkey and the United Kingdom.Tom has a strong interest in social and economic affairs and joined the London Centre for Social Studies in 2010 for its many interdisciplinary seminars and workshops.  He participated in the Turkish Migration in Europe conference at Regent's College, London in 2012 as well as the Gender and Migration conference held at Marmara University, Istanbul in 2013.  Tom currently volunteers as an adviser for the Public Policy Platform and is involved in the Diversity at the top project.

Forthcoming Events


7th LCSS PhD Methodology Conference

The conference aims to bring together PhD & Professional doctoral students and early-career researchers from various disciplines within the Social Sciences and Humanities in order to share their research experiences.

Latest News

A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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