SOAS University of London

Research and Enterprise Office

Research and Enterprise Office Staff

Director of Research and Enterprise Office

Silke Blohm

Pro-Director, Chair of Research Committee

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

Research Office




Enterprise Office



SOAS Journals Team

Raphaël Jacquet
Editorial Manager (job share)
Raphael Jacquet

Raphael Jacquet is the Editorial Manager for SOAS journals. He graduated in Chinese and English from Lyon University and earned MPhil in History and Civilisations at EHESS, Paris. He is the co-founder of China Perspectives in Hong Kong and worked as Managing Editor of Cahiers d’études africaines in Paris before joining SOAS in 2005.

Rowan Pease
Editorial Manager (job share)
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Rowan Pease is the Editorial Manager for SOAS journals. She learnt Chinese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Xiamen University, China, before undertaking postgraduate study in ethnomusicology at SOAS. She is also a senior teaching fellow in the SOAS music department.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4063
  • Email: chinaq@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 479
  • Office Hours: By Email Appointment

Elizabeth Gant
Editorial Officer, Bulletin of SOAS
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Elizabeth Gant is the Editorial Officer for the Bulletin of SOAS. She has worked in academic publishing for over 15 years, and was previously at Routledge and MCB University Press.


Centres and Programmes Office

Anna Cantelmi
Executive Officer, SOAS China Institute
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  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4823
  • Email: ac132@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: M110
  • Office Hours: Mon 10-6.30, Tue 10- 2.30, Wed 10-6, Thu 10-2.30

Jahan Foster
Executive Officer, The Everlasting Flame Project
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  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4822
  • Email: jf56@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B404
  • Office Hours: Friday: 9.30-17.00

Yasmin Jayesimi
Events & Communications Assistant, Centres & Programmes
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  • Email: yj10@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B405
  • Office Hours: Monday (13.30-17.00) and Friday (13.30-17.00)
Rosa Vercoe
Executive Officer, SOAS South Asia Institute
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  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4390
  • Email: rv7@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B405
  • Office Hours: 9.30 am - 4.30pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Li-Sa Whittington
Li-Sa Whittington

On maternity leave until November 2016

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4823
  • Email: lw20@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: M110
  • Office Hours: On maternity leave until November 2016
Angelica Baschiera
Centre of African Studies Manager
Angelica Baschiera
  • Tel: 020 7898 4370
  • Email: ab17@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 475
  • Office Hours: 9am-3pm,Monday-Thursday. Appointments are required

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