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.
Summer Scout for Disadvantaged Children project aims to enable children aged between 9-15 to actively engage with peers through educational and leisurely scout activities resulting in a better understanding of using their free time wisely and actively, thus building their self-esteem and confidence by developing their social interaction and communication skills.
British Engagement Project for Displaced Children seeks to enhance understanding of British values, culture, and history through a professionally developed non-informal curricula designed for displaced (i.e. asylum seekers, refugees, forced migrants) families children, aged between 11-16.
On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis
In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.
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
Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy
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.