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Professor Russell Goulbourne, Executive Dean

Russell Goulbourne

As an academic in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities you will become part of a scholarly community that is at once both large and diverse, collegiate and welcoming. Our faculty’s strength is our staff: we support you to flourish and progress, and we invest in your experience with a thoughtful programme of development, engagement and wellbeing activities. I hope you will consider joining us, and become as proud a member of our faculty as I am.

 

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Staff perspectives

Dr Toby Green

Senior Lecturer
Departments of History, and Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

Who are you and what do you do?

Toby Green, Senior Lecturer in Lusophone African History and Culture in the Departments of History and SPLAS. I teach courses ranging from cultural exchange between Africa and Latin Americas to economic history of pre-colonial Africa. I have a global focus, and collaborate on research projects with colleagues in many African countries, and in Brazil.

What attracted you to King’s?

In the field of Lusophone Africa, it has always been a pathfinder; its location makes it an ideal place from which to develop new ideas and collaborate with colleagues in London and around the world.

What do you like most about working here?

The sheer energy and number of people doing fantastic work, often in a creative and yet unassuming way.

What do you enjoy about working in London?

The opportunity to do interesting things and make unexpected connections.

Describe King’s in three words

Fizzing, creative, out-there!

What would you say to someone thinking of working at King’s?

You will be enthused and energised, and amazed at the number of fascinating things happening here.

 

Dr Aditi Gupta

Dr Aditi Gupta

Lecturer in Accounting
School of Management & Business

Who are you and what do you do?

I am a lecturer in Accounting and I teach undergraduates and post graduates.

What attracted you to King’s?

Reputation, research focus, and international standing.

What do you like most about working here?

Heart of London, great colleagues, and fantastic students.

What do you enjoy about working in London?

Diversity and close links to business

Describe King’s in three words

Intellectually-stimulating, social, and supportive

What would you say to someone thinking of working at King’s?

Do it!

 

Dr Alexandra Budjanovcanin

Dr Alexandra Budjanovcanin

Lecturer in Work Psychology
& Public Sector Management
School of Management & Business

Who are you and what do you do?

I am a lecturer in Leadership and Public Sector Management in the School of Management & Business. I currently teach on our undergraduate Business Management programme, as well as on our growing executive education offering.

What attracted you to King’s?

I am homegrown! I joined King’s almost 14 years ago now, to complete a Masters here and my PhD. Those years were interspersed with various roles as a researcher and teaching fellow and gave me the opportunity to get to know King’s well. The reputation of King’s was one of the first draws however.

What do you like most about working here?

It has to be the people. King’s, and our School in particular, has a very collegial feel. Most days you feel like you are working with your friends.

What do you enjoy about working in London?

It’s a vibrant city and when you work in the heart of the place, it makes it so easy to take advantage of that. I am a stone’s throw from anything for work, play or exercise. Contemplating the world on a bench by the river is one of my favoured lunch break activities.

Describe King’s in three words

Collegial, welcoming, supportive

What would you say to someone thinking of working at King’s?

It’s the kind of place that will feel like home before long… and then you might be here for as long as I have been!

 

Jon Hindmarsh

Professor Jon Hindmarsh

Deputy Head of School (PGR)
PhD Programme Director
Professor of Work & Interaction
School of Management & Business

Who are you and what do you do?

Jon Hindmarsh, Professor and Deputy Head of the School of Management and Business (with special responsibility for the PhD programme)

What attracted you to King’s?

The Work, Interaction and Technology group is one of the leading units in the world for the type of practice-based research that I undertake. It drew me here and I continue to delight in the opportunity to work closely with colleagues in the group on teaching, supervision, research, events and publications. As a unit we are also able to attract international researchers to visit us for workshops, meetings and more, which creates a rich and vibrant space for research and scholarship.

What do you like most about working here?

It is inspiring to be part of a strong and inclusive community of excellent scholars who share a passion for academic inquiry and a commitment to high quality teaching. The standing of King’s ensures that we can attract the very best researchers and also draw in excellent students from across the globe. What is even more impressive is that members of our School do not want to move on from King’s – many of my colleagues have been here for 10 to 20 years.

What do you enjoy about working in London?

King’s is based in the very heart of an extraordinary global city. Whenever I walk between the Waterloo and Strand campuses, I confront a truly splendid view of the many buildings that run along the banks of the Thames – from the House of Parliament to St Paul’s Cathedral and from the London Eye to Tate Modern. The view encompasses an impressive range of major public and private institutions and corporations within a short walk from King’s. This offers up inspiration and opportunity for impactful research.

Describe King’s in three words

Prestigious, International, Friendly.

What would you say to someone thinking of working at King’s?

Join us – you won’t regret it. King’s offers all the opportunities of an historic and world leading university, while providing a friendly, engaging and collaborative community in which to work.

 

Dr SusanTrenholm

Dr Susan Trenholm

Lecturer in Management & Strategy
School of Management & Business

Who are you and what do you do?

Susan Trenholm - I am a lecturer in the School of Management & Business, and am Programme Director for the Public Policy & Management programme.

What attracted you to King’s?

I did my PhD here after a 20+ year career outside academia, so I knew our School was filled with lovely, impressive researchers and teachers. And of course it's hard to beat living and working in London.

What do you like most about working here?

Definitely my colleagues at the School of Management & Business. It is a very collegial, supportive environment, but high performing and challenging, too.

What do you enjoy about working in London?

I’m a culture vulture, and there are few better places to live in the world if you love music, art, theatre, literature. There is almost an endless variety of events to attend during any given week. From a professional perspective, London attracts people from around the world, which facilitates research collaborations and creativity. It also makes it easy to meet up with collaborators either here in London or in Europe.

Describe King’s in three words

Interesting, challenging, growing

What would you say to someone thinking of working at King’s?

King’s has a lot to offer. We attract clever students, you will be constantly challenged and you get to spend your workday in Central London!

 

Thomas Roulet

Dr Thomas Roulet

Senior Lecturer
School of Management & Business

Who are you and what do you do?

I'm a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management & Business. My research is rooted in economic sociology and organization theory: I investigate social evaluations in the context of service firms (audit, banks) and cultural industries (theaters, museums).

At King's, I teach International Business in our undergraduate degrees in management and Managerial Economics in our Msc in International Management. I'm also deputy director of this Msc.

What attracted you to King’s?

I was attracted to King's by the great collegiality and work atmosphere. I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful group of people to work and collaborate with. We also get excellent and committed students.

Finally, King's in itself is one of the top university in the world, but it is also committed to diversity and willing to make a positive contribution to society.

What do you like most about working here?

What I like most is the colleagues I have - both academics and professional services.

What do you enjoy about working in London?

King's is really at the epicentre of London. A block away from the cultural area of Southbank and surrounded by great restaurants and pubs to enjoy the afterwork!

Describe King’s in three words

Collegial, diverse, renowned.

What would you say to someone thinking of working at King’s?

King's is a great place to work - it is a place to think and develop a stream of top level research, but also a community.

 

Mr James Lee

Mr James Lee

Senior Lecturer in Private Law
The Dickson Poon School of Law

Who are you and what do you do?

Mr James Lee. I am Senior Lecturer in Private Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law. I also serve as The School’s Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships.

What attracted you to King’s?

It was an opportunity to join The School at an exciting time, with a role advertised specifically in my field. It also arose at the right time in my career for me to consider a move. I spoke extensively with staff here before applying, both those whom I already knew and those whom I did not, and was impressed by the vision and atmosphere. Finally, my father was a Lecturer in Law at King’s in the 1980s and so I have always had a fondness for the institution.

What do you like most about working here?

The People. Working with great colleagues with diverse interests across the spectrum of law but who share a commitment to the power and value of academic law; teaching bright, engaged students from around the world. The institution has the resources to support a range of teaching and research activities, and King’s offers a vibrant environment in which to live and work.

What do you enjoy about working in London?

The dynamism of being the heart of a major international city, and particularly for law, being in the heart of legal London. The breathtaking scenery as one walks across Waterloo Bridge and the architecture of Somerset House are highlights. For my own research on judging and law reform, the connectivity of being based in London is also a major advantage.

Describe King’s in three words

Collegial, Inspiring, Global.

What would you say to someone thinking of working at King’s?

Please get in touch! I sincerely recommend working here.

 

Dr Elizabeth Black

Dr Elizabeth Black

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
Department of Informatics

Who are you and what do you do?

I work in Artificial Intelligence. My research focusses particularly on the use of computational argumentation to support joint reasoning and decision-making, which may involve both autonomous machines and humans, where each party exchanges arguments and counter-arguments in order to persuade one another or reach some agreement. As AI becomes more advanced and more pervasive, with the power to make decisions that affect lives, the work that I do is increasingly important for ensuring that decisions taking by AI respect human values such as fairness and accountability.

What attracted you to King’s?

The people working in the department and the investments planned to build on its research strengths. When I joined the autonomous Agents and Intelligent Systems Research Group at King’s in 2011 it was already internationally renowned for its pioneering work in AI, and since then we have grown to be world leading, especially in the field of computational argumentation.

What do you like most about working here?

The location and the people, staff and students. Colleagues in our department are very supportive of one another and it’s great to work alongside so many friends.

What do you enjoy about working in London?

The great restaurants, the parks, the pubs, music festivals and concerts.

Describe King’s in three words

Friendly, thriving, busy

What would you say to someone thinking of working at King’s?

Go for it! It’s an exciting time to join King’s, and especially the Department of Informatics, with more strategic growth planned and new buildings in the pipeline, and London is a great place to live and work.

 

Dr George Booth

Dr George Booth

Royal Society University Research Fellow
Department of Physics

Who are you and what do you do?

I am a research fellow and lecturer within the physics department.

What attracted you to King’s?

Nationally-leading research group, in a friendly, welcoming, growing and forward-looking department.

What do you like most about working here?

Working in a supportive, encouraging environment, with staff that you respect gives the place a productive atmosphere.

What do you enjoy about working in London?

Walking over Waterloo bridge to work each morning never fails to inspire and make me feel I am working at the center of the universe!

Describe King’s in three words

Up and coming

What would you say to someone thinking of working at King’s?

I couldn't recommend it highly enough. I feel valued, supported and given every chance to thrive.

 

Dr Maria Eugenia Sanz

Dr Maria Eugenia Sanz

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
Department of Chemistry

Who are you and what do you do?

I am a Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry. I investigate small biomolecules to determine their preferred conformations and the interactions that drive those preferences, I lecture in years 1 and 2 of the Chemistry programmes, and I am also the UG Admissions Tutor for Chemistry.

What attracted you to King’s?

I was attracted by the many first-class scientists in the biological and biomedical sciences, and the culture of openness and collaboration, which I thought would be great to develop my research. I was also attracted by the opportunity of starting a department (Chemistry) from scratch and see it develop and grow. We are now almost 20 academics, with the largest proportion of women of Chemistry departments in the UK, and we have around 100 students in the first year, which seemed like a dream just four years ago.

What do you like most about working here?

I have fantastic colleagues, excellent scientists with whom I enjoy talking and discussing all sorts of matters. I also like interacting with students and seeing their development from the beginning of their studies until they start their careers.

What do you enjoy about working in London?

I like the fact that there are a lot of other universities and research centres around, making it very easy to contact and visit other researchers. London is a truly cosmopolitan and multicultural city and it has a lot on offer: museums, performances, etc. I also like open spaces and green areas, the village feel that you have in many areas of London when you go out of the city centre.

Describe King’s in three words

Open, collaborative, multicultural

What would you say to someone thinking of working at King’s?

Come and visit, talk to the other researchers here, experience the atmosphere!

 

DPepper

Dr David Pepper

Lecturer in International Education
School of Education, Communication & Society

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Dr David Pepper and I am a lecturer in international education, which covers a lot of ground from international assessments of learning outcomes to international schools providing an international education.

What attracted you to King’s?

The School of Education, Communication and Society (ECS) attracted me to King’s when I was working in education policy as it contributes to international debates about education policies and practices.

What do you like most about working here?

I like the fact that there’s such an intellectually-challenging but personally-supportive working environment. I also like the fact that my students bring such diverse perspectives to our discussions of education theory and research.

What do you enjoy about working in London?

We are in a city that helps draws staff, students and visitors to the university from near and afar, and ECS is located on the South Bank, a short walk from the Thames and from lots of things to see and do.

Describe King’s in three words

International, international, international.

What would you say to someone thinking of working at King’s?

Come for the research, stay for the impact.

 

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Dr Isabelle Hertner

Lecturer in the Politics of Britain in Europe
Department of European & International Studies

Who are you and what do you do?

I am a lecturer in the Politics of Britain in Europe, researching and teaching about the EU and member states' relationship with it. I am currently finishing my research manuscript on "Centre-left Parties and the European Union: Power, Democracy and Accountability".

What attracted you to King’s?

What attracted me to King's is its European and global vocation: the programmes it offers at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; the “The UK in a Changing Europe” project hosted by Professor Anand Menon.

What do you like most about working here?

I love the location of King's, right in the heart of central London, next to the Thames. I also benefit form the proximity to Parliament by inviting MPs to speak to my students. 

What do you enjoy about working in London?

I like King's rich research culture in so many different areas.

Describe King’s in three words

Three words to describe King's: dynamic, lively, stimulating.

 

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Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo

Senior Lecturer in International Relations
Department of European & International Studies

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Ramon Pacheco Pardo, and I am Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of European & International Studies and Co-director of the London Asia Pacific Centre for Social Science.

What attracted you to King’s?

I was attracted to King's due to its emphasis on research, research-led teaching, and having an impact on society.

What do you like most about working here?

I like the support that research activities receive. I also enjoy the support that we receive to interact with society, whether it is directly in meetings, conferences, etc, or through the media. Finally, I enjoy teaching to very smart students!

What do you enjoy about working in London?

I enjoy the fact that you are living in a truly international city where you can interact with and learn from people from many different backgrounds. I also enjoy that no two areas of London are the same.

Describe King’s in three words

Research-led, inspiring, supportive

What would you say to someone thinking of working at King’s?

Do it! King's is a great place to be, full of smart colleagues and students.

 

SilviaCamporesi

Dr Silvia Camporesi

Programme Director, MA in Bioethics & Society (MSc from Sept 2017)
Department of Global Health & Social Medicine

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Silvia Camporesi. I am a Lecturer in Bioethics & Society and Director of the MSc in Bioethics & Society in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

What attracted you to King’s?

I am a King’s alumna. I did my PhD here (in Philosophy) and then decided to stick around for a little longer! King’s offers not-to-miss opportunities for young people to launch their academic career. For example, I was given the wonderful opportunity to design, launch and now direct a new Master’s programme which is unique and innovative, the only Bioethics postgraduate programme in the UK based in a Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

What do you like most about working here?

The students! The students King’s is able to attract are, truly, amazing.
They come from all over the world, bring with them different educational background and work experiences, and contribute immensely to the teaching and learning process. That’s the part I enjoy most of my job.

What do you enjoy about working in London?

The extracurricular and networking opportunities London offers, both for staff and for students.

Describe King’s in three words

Messy, lively, real!

What would you say to someone thinking of working at King’s?

King’s a large university and a bit of a maze, where different departments do things differently and there are different roads to get to the same place. You will have to learn to navigate your way in the institution, which is not always easy at the beginning. I would encourage you to talk and meet people from different departments.

 

 

 

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