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Dr Hugh Atkinson

Job title: Senior Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy

Hugh specialises in British, European and American Politics and the politics of sustainability. Main research focus lies in local democracy, sustainability and climate change.


Dr Rashid Aziz

Job title: Senior Lecturer in Criminology; Course Director for Criminology undergraduate programmes
Telephone: 020 7815 5764

Dr Rashid Aziz is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Course Director for the Criminology undergraduate programmes in the Department of Social Sciences, School of Law and Social Sciences.


John Baines

Job title: Sessional Lecturer, Education for Sustainability

John Baines has expertise in developing and presenting training programmes and courses in education and  sustainability for professionals. He is the author of numerous education books and packs for school age students on environmental topics and issues.


Dr Kerry Baker

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 5764

Dr Baker's areas of interest include youth justice, probation, risk assessment, practitioner decision-making and the role of faith based organisations in the criminal justice system.


Dr Elaine Bauer

Job title: Senior Research Fellow
Telephone: 020 7815 5780

Dr Elaine Bauer's background is in Social Anthropology, with research covering a wide variety of themes including international migration and communication, language brokering, transnationalism, race and ethnic relations, family structures and relationships and household organisation.


Dr Caitriona Beaumont

Job title: Associate Professor in Social History; Director of Research, School of Law and Social Sciences
Telephone: 020 7815 5766

Dr Caitríona Beaumont is Associate Professor in Social History specialising in the history of female activism, women’s movements and feminism in twentieth century Britain and Ireland.


Dr Paul Blackledge

Job title: Associate Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 5709


Dr Matthew Bond

Job title: Course Director, Sociology
Telephone: 020 7815 5730

Dr Matthew Bond is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences and Course Director of the Sociology undergraduate programme.


Prof. Bob Broad

Job title: Visiting Professor: Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7815 5894


Dr Adrian Budd

Job title: Head of Division of Social Sciences
Telephone: 020 7815 5746

Dr Budd specialises in International Relations, with interests in international theory, imperialism, and globalisation. His last book analysed neo-Gramscian international relations theory.


Evangelia Chaligianni

Job title: Research Assistant
Telephone: 020 7815 8063

Evangelia is a Research Assistant in the Weeks Centre for Social & Policy Research, undertaking research in schools and institutions for the Arts Award Project. The aim of the research project is to explore the impacts and outcomes of participation in Arts Award on young people aged 11- 25 over time.


Dr Charlotte Clements

Job title: Lecturer in History
Telephone: 020 7815 5767

Dr Charlotte Clements is Lecturer in History in the Division of Social Sciences, School of Law and Social Science.


Dr Katie Donington

Job title: Lecturer in History
Telephone: 020 7815 5709

Katie is a Lecturer in History in the Department of Law and Social Sciences.


Dr Clara Eroukhmanoff

Job title: Lecurer in International Relations
Telephone: 020 7815 5724

Clara is a Lecturer in International Relations at LSBU. She has published in Critical Studies on Terrorism, Critical Studies on Security and contributed to chapters in edited volumes on counter-terrorism and the temporality of emotions.


Claire Felix-Baptiste

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 8341

Claire specialises in teaching social work theory. Her interests lie in black and minority ethnic (BME) mental health and academic success and social work education. Claire has over 25 years’ worth of work experience of community social work focusing on the progression of black and minority communities in the UK.


Dr Jaya Gajparia

Job title: Course Director, Education for Sustainability; Lecturer in Sociology
Telephone: 020 7815 8257

Dr Jaya Gajparia is the Couse Director of the Masters programme in Education for Sustainability, an internationally recognised distance learning programme established in 1994. She also teaches on a variety of Undergraduate Sociology courses.


Dr Beverley Goring

Job title: Sessional Lecturer, Education for Sustainability

Dr Beverley Goring specialises in Education for Sustainability, which forms the core of her current teaching. She has taught on the University’s Foundation course and a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Education, Sociology, Social Policy and Development Studies and Research Methods.


Angela Grunsell

Job title: Sessional Lecturer, Education for Sustainability

Ange Grunsell specialises in Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship. She has particular interests in teaching and learning in schools, and the reform and development of national curricula to fit the needs of the next generations worldwide.


Prof. Trudy Harpham

Job title: Emeritus Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 5756

Professor Trudy Harpham has worked in a number of research roles within social studies. Her research is based on urban policy development, planning, monitoring and evaluating urban health projects in developing countries.


Tirion Havard

Telephone: 020 7815 8365

Tirion Havard is a qualified social worker with a practice background in the Probation Service where she worked with offenders from a variety of backgrounds.


Liz Jackson

Job title: Sessional Lecturer, Education for Sustainability

Liz Jackson is a tutor on the Education for Sustainability Masters course.  She has tutored on the course since 2007 and also worked for WWF-UK in education for sustainable development.


Prof. Gaim Kibreab

Job title: Course Director - MSc Refugee Studies
Telephone: 020 7815 8072

Professor Gaim Kibreab's interests include forced migration, development and governance in post-conflict societies.


Dr Seun Kolade

Job title: Sessional Lecturer in Development and Urbanisation
Telephone: 020 7815 5762

Dr Seun Kolade specialises in the diffusion of agricultural innovations; social capital and post-disaster preparedness and response; and entrepreneurship and innovation in developing countries’ SMEs.


Dr Daniela Lai

Job title: Lecturer in International Relations
Telephone: 020 7815 5752

Dr Daniela Lai is a Lecturer in International Relations at London South Bank University.


Prof. Stina Lyon

Job title: Emeritus Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 5768

Professor Lyon is interested in sociology of education, gender, race and ethnicity and welfare state ideology.


Dr Christine Magill

Job title: Senior Lecturer in Criminology; Course Director, MSc in Criminology and Social Research Methods
Telephone: 020 7815 5745

Dr Chris Magill is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and the Course Director for the MSc in Criminology and Social Research Methods in the School of Law and Social Sciences and Course Director for the MSc in Criminology and Social Research Methods.


Dr Paul Maiteny

Job title: Sessional Lecturer, Education for Sustainability

Dr Maiteny is an ecologist, anthropologist and psychotherapist. He specialises in the practical application of his understanding of psycho-cultural and psycho-spiritual causes and consequences of the destruction of ecological systems.


Dr Alex Mifsud

Job title: Tutor

Dr Mifsud is a tutor in the Division of Social Sciences, School of Law and Social Sciences. She specialises in Environmental Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) with interests in employee engagement and training through the application of thinking skills.


Dr Esmorie Miller

Job title: Lecturer in Criminology
Telephone: 020 7928 8989

Dr Esmorie Miller is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Law and Social Science.


Dr Julien Morton

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 5786

Dr Morton is interested in philosophy of science and the theory of agency.


Dr Lisa Pine

Job title: Associate Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 8092

Dr Pine currently teaches modules on 'Revolutions, Wars and the Making of the Modern World', 'War and Social Change in the Twentieth Century' and 'Genocide and Crimes against Humanity'.


Dr Federica Rossi

Job title: Lecturer in Criminology; Course Director for Criminology undergraduate programmes
Telephone: 020 7815 5747

Dr Rossi is a Lecturer in Criminology and a Course Director for Criminology undergraduate programmes. She teaches Criminology, Sociology and Political Science, with particular interest in the criminalisation of political movements, political violence, terrorism, victims.


Edwin Shaw

Job title: Lecturer in Criminology and Politics
Telephone: 020 7815 5756

Edwin is a Lecturer in the Social Sciences Division, teaching and conducting research in politics and criminology.


Dr Glenn Strachan

Job title: Lecturer, Education for Sustainability

Dr Strachan specialises in Education for Sustainability (EfS). His interests include pedagogical approaches to EfS, climate change education and the role of sustainable design in education buildings.


Rebecca Swenson

Job title: Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 6795

Rebecca Swenson is a lecturer in Occupational Therapy at London South Bank University.


Gillian Symons

Job title: Sessional Lecturer, Education for Sustainability

Gillian Symons has 30 years’ experience in the field of Education for Sustainability, with a particular focus on formal education at all levels through work with schools, universities and NGOs.


Dr Shaminder Takhar

Job title: Associate Professor in Sociology
Telephone: 020 7815 5748

Dr Shaminder Takhar is Associate Professor in Sociology specialising in race, gender, sexuality and social justice. She is the research ethics co-ordinator for the School of Law and Social Sciences.


Prof. Ros Wade

Job title: Professor of Education for Sustainability

Ros is a specialist in research and scholarship in the area of education for sustainability (EfS). She chairs the London Regional Centre of Expertise in EfS and is a Research Fellow of the Schumacher Institute.


Jill Yates

Job title: Course Director - Practice Learning Social Work
Telephone: 020 7815 8397

Jill Yates specialises in practice learning and practice education with interests in service user involvement in teaching and learning and its application to developing innovative practice placements.


 
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