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Ufuk Ucar

Ufuk Ucar Director at LCSS (2013 - 2018) Ufuk has served as director at LCSS between 2013 - 2018. He has a degree in Law (with Honours) from the University of Istanbul and a Master's degree in Human Rights from Birkbeck College, University of London. He has [...]

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Dr Alasdair Jones

Dr Alasdair Jones Assistant Professor in Qualitative Research Methodology, London School of Economics Alasdair Jones is Assistant Professor in Qualitative Research Methodology and an associate at LSE cities. Alasdair’s research coalesces around the theme of urban life. In particular, he is interested in the relationship between built [...]

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Dr Marios Samdanis

Dr Marios Samdanis Lecturer in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Management, Brunel University London Dr Marios Samdanis is a Lecturer in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Management. Prior to joining Brunel, he was a Lecturer in Digital Creativity and New Media Management at Birkbeck College, University of London, [...]

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Dr Marc Mason

Dr Marc Mason University of Westminster Marc Mason BSc (Hons), MSc, Barrister, FHEA joined Westminster Law School in 2013 following a period of practice as a Family Law Barrister specialising in child protection. Marc has studied both law and psychology at postgraduate level and has held research posts [...]

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Dr Naomi Creutzfeldt

Dr Naomi Creutzfeldt University of Westminster Before joining Westminster, as a lecturer in law, I worked at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (University of Oxford) for six years. I am currently focusing on my ESRC FRL project ‘trusting the middle-man: impact and legitimacy of ombudsmen’ (, which [...]

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Moris Farhi, MBE

Moris Farhi, MBE Author Farhi was born in Ankara, Turkey, in 1935. Farhi received B.A. in Humanities from Robert Academy, Istanbul, in 1954. He came to the UK the same year and trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 1956 and settling in London. After a brief career [...]

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Prof Will Harvey

Prof Will Harvey University of Exeter Will conducts research, teaches and consults in the areas of reputation, leadership, talent management and migration. He has worked with pharmaceutical, healthcare, energy, mining, management consulting, executive search, local and national government, supranational, aviation and food organisations. He has studied, [...]

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Prof Geoff E Petts

Prof Geoff E Petts Vice-Chancellor, University of Westminster Having gained his BSc in Geography (Liverpool University 1974) and PhD (University of Southampton 1978), Geoff Petts was appointed Lecturer in Geography at Loughborough University in 1979 where he was awarded a chair in 1989. After three years [...]

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Prof John Kay

Prof John Kay Financial Times John Kay is one of Britain’s leading economists. He is a distinguished academic, a successful businessman, an adviser to companies and governments around the world, and an acclaimed columnist. His work has been mostly concerned with the application of economics to [...]

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Sir Richard Ottaway MP

Sir Richard Ottaway MP Conservative Party Richard Ottaway is a former Officer in the Royal Navy and the Royal Naval Reserve. He read Law at Bristol University. On qualifying as a solicitor in 1977, he specialised in maritime and commercial law with leading city firms. He [...]

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Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak Writer / Novelist setting in the 17th century Mediterranean. Shafak greatly increased her readership with her novel Mahrem (The Gaze), which earned her the "Best Novel-Turkish Writers' Union Prize" in 2000. Her next novel, Bit Palas (The Flea Palace), has been a bestseller in Turkey and was shortlisted [...]

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Anna Coote

Anna Coote Head of Social Policy, New Economics Foundation Anna is Head of Social Policy at the New Economics Foundation, leading work on developing a new social settlement to meet the challenges of the 21st century.  This aims to promote well-being for all and sustainable social [...]

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Prof Michael Parker Banton

Prof Michael Parker Banton Emeritus Professor, University of Bristol Prof. Michael Parker Banton is an Emeritus Professor at University of Bristol. He was born on the 8th of September 1926 and served in the Royal Navy between the years of 1944 and 1947 as a Sub-Lieutenant RNVR. [...]

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Prof Margaret Crocco

Prof Margaret Crocco Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University Margaret Crocco’s research has focused on issues of diversity, both national and international, within a social studies education context. Most prominently, she has investigated how “women of the world” have been featured--or ignored--in global studies and [...]

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Prof Patricia K. Kubow

Prof Patricia K. Kubow Director of the Center for International Education, Development and Research (CIEDR) & School of Education, Indiana University DR. PATRICIA K. KUBOW is Professor in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and Curriculum & Instruction at Indiana University (IU).  She is also Director of [...]

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Marceline Naudi

Marceline Naudi Senior Lecturer & Head of the new Department of Gender Studies Marceline Naudi is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta, Malta and is Head of the new Department of Gender Studies within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing.   She contributes to teaching within [...]

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Jessica Frith

Jessica Frith King's College London, English Language and Literature Department, PhD Candidate Jessica Frith is a doctoral candidate at Kings's College London, department of English Language and Literature. Her research focus is on narratives of birds in the late eighteenth century society, considering how ornithology attracts [...]

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Sarah Lain

Sarah Lain Research Fellow, RUSI Sarah Lain’s research focuses on Russia and the former Soviet Union. She has a particular interest in Central Asia and China’s growing influence in the region. Prior to joining RUSI, Sarah was an assistant manager in the Corporate Intelligence team within [...]

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Michael Erdman

Michael Erdman MPhil/PhD Candidate, Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, Great Britain Michael Erdman is in the second year of the MPhil/PhD in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies [...]

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Rosa Vercoe

Rosa Vercoe Former Project Coordinator, LCSS Rosa Vercoe is currently a part-time Project Coordinator at the London Centre of Social Studies. She holds PG Diploma with Honours in Russian Language and Literature; MA in International Relations from Nottingham Trent University (2005); and MSc in Development Studies with Special [...]

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Lydia Wright

Lydia Wright Subject Librarian, Middle Eastern and Islamic Collections (including Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Armenian, Georgian and Central Asian collections), Oriental Institute Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford Lydia Wright is a subject Librarian for the Middle Eastern and Islamic Collections (including Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Armenian, Georgian [...]

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Dr Cedric Gilson

Dr Cedric Gilson Visiting Fellow, Westminster Law School, University of Westminster London Dr Cedric Gilson obtained his doctorate in law at the University of Westminster in 2007, after a career change from a supporting role in clinical medicine, teaching and research in NHS Hospitals and university [...]

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Dr Cagri Yalkin

Dr Cagri Yalkin Lecturer, Brunel Business School, Brunel University London Dr Cagri Yalkin is a  a Lecturer in Branding at Brunel Business School and has a PhD in Marketing from Warwick Business School.  She previously held a Lecturer in Marketing position at King’s College London and [...]

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Dr Pravin Jeyaraj

Dr Pravin Jeyaraj Fellow, Law and Theory Lab, School of Law, University of Westminster London Dr Pravin Jeyaraj has recently been awarded a PhD in a socio-legal approach to waste policy. He is currently a Fellow at the Law and Theory Lab. His research interests are in [...]

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Ali Bayindir

Ali Bayindir PhD candidate in History at the University of Dundee, UK Ali Bayindir (BA History, Harran University; MBA Cardiff Metropolitan University) is a final year PhD candidate in History at the University of Dundee, UK. His research is based on the Ottoman and British archives [...]

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