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Senior leadership team


The Senior Leadership Team provides the strategic direction for the Faculty. It is led by the Executive Dean, Professor Linda McKie, supported by the Vice Deans, Faculty Leads, Director of Operations and the Heads of School.

Professor Linda McKie is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy and Professor of Social and Public Policy. She joined King's College London in January 2022 from the University of Edinburgh.

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Professor Rachel Kerr is Vice Dean (Education). Rachel a contemporary historian working on transitional and post-conflict justice and memory and international law and war.

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Dr Vinicius de Carvalho is Vice Dean (International). Vinicius is also Director of King's Brazil Institute and his research and publications cover a diverse range of areas including literature, music, religion, history, international relations and defence and security.

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Dr Julia Pearce is Associate Dean (Impact & Innovation) for the faculty. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology and Security Studies and Director for Students and Culture in the Department of War Studies.

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Dr Jill Hohenstein is Associate Dean of Doctoral Studies for the Faculty. Jill is a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology of Education (School of Education, Communication & Society).

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