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Department of Development Studies

Development Studies Welfare Tutor and Personal Advisors

The Welfare Tutor is the first point of contact for students in the Department facing personal, emotional, social and/or academic problems which are affecting their studies. Whether students are experiencing stress or anxiety; bereavement or loss; discrimination or harassment, the Welfare Tutor can provide advice and offer referrals or general information about a range of welfare services offered by SOAS. Upholding the School’s general respect for students’ privacy, the Welfare Tutor will always deal with students’ concerns in confidence.


Adam Hanieh - Welfare Tutor, Development Studies 
E-mail: ah92@soas.ac.uk 
Room: 4419
Tel: 020 7898 4784
Office hours: By Appointment

Students can also contact their Personal Tutor/Advisor (the Year Tutor for undergraduates and the Programme Convenor for postgraduates) to discuss any issues they are having.

Undergraduate Tutors/Personal Advisors

Programme Convenors

  • Subir Sinha - Programme Convenor, MSc Development Studies and MSc Development Studies with Special Reference to Central Asia
  • Thomas Marois - Programme Convenor, MSc Globalisation and Development
  • Tim Pringle - Programme Convenor, MSc Labour, Social Movements and Development
  • Paolo Novak - Programme Convenor, MSc Migration, Mobility and Development
  • Zoe Marriage - Programme Convenor, MSc Violence, Conflict and Development
  • Matteo Rizzo - Programme Convenor, MSc Research for International Development