Executive team

The executive team safeguard the student experience, shape the development of new courses and drive research to deliver valuable socio-economic benefits

Prof. Craig Barker

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Dean, School of Law and Social Sciences
Telephone: 020 7815 5455

Prof. Craig Barker is the Dean of the School of Law and Social Sciences and a Professor of International Law. Appointed in 2015, Prof. Barker has taught extensively in the areas of domestic and international law, as well as international politics. He is a leading international expert on issues relating to diplomatic law.


Prof. Caitriona Beaumont

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Director of Research; Professor of Social History
Telephone: 020 7815 5766

Prof Caitríona Beaumont is Director of Research for the School of Law and Social Sciences and Professor of Social History in the Division of Social Sciences.


Andy Unger

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Associate Professor, Head of the Law Division

Andy Unger is Head of the Law Division and a Solicitor. He specialises in Legal Education, International Human Rights and Medical Law & Ethics.


Andrew Read

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Education
Job title: Interim Head of Division for Education
Telephone: 020 7815 5444

Andrew is Interim Head of Division for Education and Head of Undergraduate Education Programmes in the School of Law and Social Sciences. His research interests revolve around exploring models of ‘good practice’ in teaching and learning.


Dr Adrian Budd

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
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.


Dr Philip Pinch

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies
Job title: Associate Professor; Head of the Division of Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies
Telephone: 020 7815 7349

Phil is an Associate Professor in Human Geography within the Division of Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies. His research interests include moto-mobilities, the politics of sustainable design, and European spatial planning.


Dr Rashid Aziz

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences
Job title: Director of Education and Student Experience
Telephone: 020 7815 5764

Dr Rashid Aziz is Director of Education and Student Experience, School of Law and Social Sciences.