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People & Governance

People & Governance


The current Director of the Centre (until August 2018) is Professor Roderick Beaton, FBA (Department of Classics).

From 1 September 2018 the new Director will be Professor Gonda Van Steen, who has been appointed to succeed Professor Beaton as Koraes Professor. For more on the appointment and the incoming Director, click here.

The current Deputy Director is Professor Alexandra Georgakopoulou (Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication. Department of Education & Professional Studies (DEPS) in the Faculty of Social Sciences & Public Policy (SSPP).

The current Centre Administrator is Dr Polina Tambakaki, Visiting Fellow in the Centre.

 Students and Staff in the Centre for Hellenic Studies

Members of the Centre are:

  • all academic staff of the Department of Classics
  • other members of the academic and Professional Services staff of King’s College London or the Courtauld Institute, by invitation of the Director
  • any member of KCL academic staff who wishes to support the aims of the Centre (prospective members should contact the Director)
  • visiting staff affiliated to the Centre for periods of between 6 months and 3 years, normally either Visiting Research Fellows or Visiting Professors.

Members receive the Centre’s annual Newsletter, email notices and reminders of upcoming events, and papers for the Centre’s Annual General Meeting held in June.


The Director is supported by a Management Committee, which in turn is advised by a Publications Subcommittee.

The work of the Centre is overseen by an International Advisory Board, chaired by the Principal, and made up of distinguished academics and stakeholders in the field of Hellenic Studies, currently from the UK, Italy, Greece, and the USA.

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