SOAS University of London

Governance and Compliance Directorate



Valerie Amos, BA (Warwick), MA (Birmingham)

Pro-Director (Learning & Teaching)

Nirmala Rao, BA (Delhi), MA MPhil (JNU), PhD (London) AcSS

Pro-Director (Research & Enterprise)

Richard Black, BA (Oxon), PhD (London), AcSS


Laura Gibbs, BA MSc

Principal Office Holders

Deborah Johnston
Interim Pro-Director (Learning and Teaching)
Deborah Johnston

Analysis and measurement of poverty; the working of rural labour markets; agrarian change and rural development; the socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS


Information Compliance

Equality and Diversity

Sue Caro
Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Sue Caro
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4958
  • Email:
  • Room: 102
  • Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Executive Support

Ambitious Futures Graduate Trainee