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Research

Who we are, and what we do

Learn about the research department at the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy.

Faculty Research Team

Vice-Dean (Research): Professor Christoph Meyer

Vice-Dean (Research): Professor Christoph Meyer

The Vice Dean (Research) provides leadership across the Faculty on research issues, ensuring that the Faculty’s strategic plan for research is implemented. Christoph works with colleagues at College, Faculty and Departmental level to ensure that SSPP’s research activity is focused on quality, collaboration and innovation.  Christoph is also preparing for the next Research Excellence Framework, and will be working with departments to ensure that King’s maximises its research potential during the next REF cycle.

About 

Christoph Meyer studied political science and sociology in Hamburg before completing an MPhil (1997) and a PhD in International Relations at the University of Cambridge in 2001. He was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies and a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre of European Policy Studies. Before joining King's College in January 2007, he was a Lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London, and a research associate at the University of Cologne. He also worked intermittently in journalism, writing articles for the NZZ, FAZ and Frankfurter Rundschau.

Contact

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2053
Email: christoph.meyer@kcl.ac.uk

Pro-Dean (Innovation & Impact): Professor Mike Goodman

Pro-Dean (Innovation & Impact): Professor Mike Goodman

Working closely with the Vice Dean (Research), the Pro-Dean (Innovation & Impact) provides strategic direction to the Faculty’s impact and innovation agenda and coordinates the Faculty’s impact submissions to the Research Excellence Framework. Mike encourages the broader King’s mission of service to society and provides advice and guidance to staff on how to advance their impact and influence, supported by the departmental impact leads.

About

Mike Goodman is Professor of Intelligence and International Affairs in the Department of War Studies. He joined King's in 2004, fresh from his PhD at the University of Nottingham. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Norwegian Defence Intelligence School. He has published widely in the field of intelligence history, including most recently The Official History of the Joint Intelligence Committee, Volume I: From the Approach of the Second World War to the Suez Crisis (Routledge, 2015), which was chosen as one of The Spectator’s books of the year. He has received grants from a variety of places, including the AHRC, ESRC and British Academy.

Contact

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2918
Email: michael.s.goodman@kcl.ac.uk

Research Development Manager: Dr David Newsome

Research Development Manager: Dr David Newsome

SSPP’s Research Development Manager (RDM) works with colleagues within the Faculty, providing dedicated support for academics and professional services staff who are developing research grant applications. The RDM provides strategic advice on research grant opportunities, ensuring that the Faculty is aware of funding sources nationally and internationally, whether these are charities, Government funding, or Research Councils. The RDM also provides guidance for academics and professional services staff via peer review, informal workshops, and drop-in sessions.

Contact

Email: david.newsome@kcl.ac.uk
Tel + 44 (0)20 7848 0522

Faculty Research Manager: Katharine Silk

Faculty Research Manager: Katharine Silk

The Faculty Research Manager supports the Vice and Pro Deans (Research), the Director of Administration and the Executive Dean in all aspects of research administration and compliance, including acting as professional services Research Excellence Framework (REF) lead. The post holder convenes the Faculty Research Committee, the Impact Forum and administers disbursement of funds to support research, including the Faculty Research Fund.

About

Katharine Silk has been supporting research in universities since 2003 across social science and clinical departments. She is well-versed in dealing with major UK sponsors from all sectors. Katharine has also worked on Department submissions to the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and REF and has extensive experience of committee work and governance. 

Contact
Email: katharine,silk@kcl.ac.uk
Tel + 44 (0)20 7848 6848

Faculty Research Officer: Kate West

Faculty Research Officer: Kate West

The SSPP Faculty Officer works with Faculty and School Research teams in order to improve processes, harmonise ways of working and ensure all potential funding opportunities, training and networking events are being realised and optmised.

Contact
Email: kate.west@kcl.ac.uk
Tel + 44 (0)20 7848 8763

Research Support within Schools

School of Education, Communication & Society

School of Education, Communication & Society

Dr Gabriella Rundblad, Research Director
gabriella.rundblad@kcl.ac.uk

Jessica Butler, School Research Manager
jess.butler@kcl.ac.uk

School of Global Affairs

School of Global Affairs

Lyanne Wylde, School Research Manager
sga-research@kcl.ac.uk

James Gagan, School Research Officer
sga-research@kcl.ac.uk

Department of Geography

Professor Philip Hubbard, Research Director
philip.hubbard@kcl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7848 0229 

Department of Global Health & Social Medicine

Professor John Abraham, Research Director
john.w.abraham@kcl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7848 7412

Department of International Development

Dr Andy Sumner, Research Director
andrew.sumner@kcl.ac.uk

Global Institutes: Lau China Institute, King's India Institute, African Leadership Centre

Dr Jeffrey Garmany, Research Director
Jeffrey.Garmany@kcl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7848 2751

School of Politics & Economics

School of Politics & Economics

Anthony Senior, School Research Manager
anthony.senior@kcl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7848 7866

Department of European & International Studies

Dr Chris Holmes, Research Director
christopher.holmes@kcl.ac.uk

Department of Political Economy

Professor Sarah Birch, Research Director
sarah.birch@kcl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7848 0447

King's Russia Institute

Dr Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, Research Director
gulnaz.sharafutdinova@kcl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7848 7555

School of Security Studies

School of Security Studies

Department of War Studies

Professor Michael Goodman, Research Director
michael.s.goodman@kcl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7848 2918

John Fogarty, Research Manager

john.fogarty@kcl.ac.uk 
+44 207 848 7283

Defence Studies Department

Dr Tracey German, Research Director 
tgerman.jscsc@da.mod.uk

Stefan Schilling, Research Officer 
stefan.schilling@kcl.ac.uk
01793 788803

Policy Institute

Policy Institute

Dr Sarah Rawlings, Research Director
Sarah.Rawlings@kcl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7848 7580

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