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Law & Social Sciences Personal Advisors & Year Tutors

Personal Advisors – Law and Social Sciences

All students in the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences have access to a member of academic staff as Personal Advisor. The Advisor is a first point of reference for individual students to provide support on any personal or general academic matter. The Personal Advisor can provide an initial source of advice for pastoral and welfare matters and alert the relevant student support facilities and teachers if a student is having problems affecting their academic work. The Personal Advisor, or any other member of staff, may direct students towards the Professional Services for specialised support.

Who is your personal Advisor?

Arrangements for Personal Advisors differ between Departments and Centres, so you should check your Department’s own web page or with the Department’s Student Support Officer in the Faculty Office. In some cases your advisor will be individually designated by the Department (School of Law, Politics and International Studies, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy). Otherwise it will be a year or admissions tutor or programme convenor.

What you can expect from your Personal Advisor

It is in your own interest to contact and make use of your Personal Advisor who can:
• take an active part in helping you as a new student to settle into the School
• contact and meet you at regular intervals throughout the academic year, either as a group or individually
• if you are a continuing student, remind you at the beginning of each year of their interest and availability for meetings/consultations
• assist with any personal matters that may arise and act as first point of referral to Student Support Services available in the School
• provide continuity of pastoral and general support and guidance
• monitor your personal and professional development
• contribute toward the compilation of a reference, if appropriate
• inform the Faculty Student Support Office if they feel you are giving ‘cause for care and concern’ so that any problems may be addressed

Development Studies (UG)

Please note that undergraduate development studies students are assigned personal advisors. Please contact the Faculty Office for details.

DegreeProgramme convenorYear 1 TutorYear 2 TutorYear 3 Tutor
BA Development Studies and...Mike JenningsDae-oup ChangTim PringleLeandro Vergara-Camus

Development Studies (PG)

MSc Development Studies and MSc Development Studies with Special Reference to Central AsiaSubir Sinha
MSc Globalisation and DevelopmentThomas Marois
MSc Labour, Social Movements and DevelopmentTim Pringle
MSc Migration, Mobility and DevelopmentPaolo Novak
MSc Research for International DevelopmentMatteo Rizzo
MSc Violence, Conflict and DevelopmentZoe Marriage
ResearchCarlos Oya


Please note that undergraduate economics students are assigned personal advisors. Please contact the Faculty Office for details.

DegreeUG Year 1UG Year 2UG Year 3Graduate DiplomaMA/MSc TutorResearch Tutor
EconomicsOurania Dimakou & Vincenzo De LipisisElisa Van Waeyenberge (Term 1) & Duo Qin & Vasos PavlikaRisa Morimoto & Hannah BargawiUlrich VolzN/ABen Fine
Development EconomicsN/AN/AN/AN/AMushtaq KhanN/A
Economics with reference to AfricaN/AN/AN/AN/AMatteo RizzoN/A
Economics with reference to South AsiaN/AN/AN/AN/AMushtaq KhanN/A
Economics with reference to the Asia Pacific RegionN/AN/AN/AN/ADic LoN/A
Economics with reference to the Middle EastN/AN/AN/AN/AMassoud KarshenasN/A
Finance and DevelopmentN/AN/AN/AN/ACostas LapavitsasN/A
Political Economy of DevelopmentN/AN/AN/AN/AMushtaq KhanN/A
Research for International DevelopmentN/AN/AN/AN/AMatteo Rizzo & Elisa Van WayenebergeN/A

Financial & Management Studies

Please note that undergraduate DeFiMS students are assigned personal advisors. Please contact the Faculty Office for details.

DegreeProgramme Convenor / Academic Director
Undergraduate TutorHelen MacNaughtan
BSc International Management (China)Matthew Haigh
BSc International Management (China) (Year Abroad)Matthew Haigh
BSc International Management (Japan & Korea)Helen MacNaughtan
BSc International Management (Japan) (Year Abroad)Helen MacNaughtan
BSc International Management (MENA)Mark Neal
BSc International Management (MENA) (Year Abroad)Mark Neal
Postgraduate TutorHuan Zou
MSc International Management (China)Eunsuk Hong
MSc International Management (Japan)Sonja Ruehl
MSc International Management (MENA)Mark Neal
MSc Finance & Financial LawRichard Alexander
ResearchCiaran Driver


Please note that undergraduate law students are assigned personal advisors. Please contact the Faculty Office for details.

DegreeUG TutorUG Year 1UG Year 2UG Year 3PG TutorResearch Tutor
LawAlex FischerMr Nicholas FosterDr Carol TanProf Werner Menski

Prof Amanda Perry-Kessaris

Dr Sarah Keenan (LLM) & Dr Ernest Caldwell (MA)

Prof Philippe Cullet  


Please note that undergraduate Politics students are assigned personal advisors. Please contact the Faculty Office for details.

Undergraduate Tutor: Dr Arshin Adib Moghaddam
Postgraduate Tutor: Dr Dafydd Fell
Research Tutor: Dr Felix Berenskoetter 
DegreeUG Year 1UG Year 2UG Year 3Programme Convenor
BA International RelationsTBCTBCTBCDr Fiona Adamson
BA Politics & BA Politics andDr Banu BarguDr Tom YoungDr Matthew Eagleton-PierceDr Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
MSc African PoliticsN/AN/AN/ADr Phil Clark (T1 & 3), Dr Tom Young (T2)
MSc Asian PoliticsN/AN/AN/ADr Enze Han
MSc Comparative Political ThoughtN/AN/AN/ADr Rahul Rao
MSc International PoliticsN/AN/AN/ADr Mark Laffey
MSc Middle East PoliticsN/AN/AN/AProf. Charles Tripp (T1) & Dr Laleh Khalili (T2 & 3)
MSc Politics of ChinaN/AN/AN/ADr Yuka Kobayashi
MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights and JusticeN/AN/AN/ADr Leslie Vinjamuri (T1) & Dr Steve Hopgood (T2)
MSc State, Society and DevelopmentN/AN/AN/ADr Tat Yan Kong
MRes Politics with (Language)N/AN/AN/ADr Matthew Nelson

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)

Please note that students in CISD are assigned personal advisors. Please contact the CISD Administrative Office for details.

Centre for Gender Studies

Please note that the Personal Advisor for students in CGS is the MA Convenor.