SOAS University of London

Learning and Teaching Development

Learning and Teaching Development Staff

Mr Mehmet Izbudak
Academic Teaching Developer, Programme Leader (Professional Development in Higher Education)
Mehmet Izbudak
Mehmet is responsible for academic teaching development and support at the LTD. He runs and teaches the Higher Education Academy (HEA) accredited Professional Development in Higher Education Programme (PDHEP) at SOAS. He also designs, develops, organises and delivers Academic Teaching Development Workshops at the School and provides individual pedagogical support to teaching staff. In addition, Mehmet delivers a variety of generic and departmental skills support courses for research, masters and undergraduate students. Mehmet also works at Birkbeck College, University of London as a Sessional Lecturer in International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4506
  • Email:
  • Room: RG01
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday to Friday
Ms Linda O'Sullivan
E-learning Manager
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Linda joined the LTD in December 2008. She is the E-Learning Manager and provides staff and students with E-Learning support as well as coordinating the migration from Blackboard to Moodle, including the training of staff in the use of Moodle.

  • Tel: 0207 898 4040
  • Email:
  • Room: RG01
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday to Friday

Mr Riccardo Labianco
One-to-one Tutor
Riccardo Labianco

International Law of Armed Conflicts, Public International Law, The Relationship between International Relations and International Law, the Middle East.

Miss Roberta Ginleiz Gattodoro
Language Advisor Tutor
Roberta G. Gattodoro

One-to-one tutoring entails for me a constant engagement with the very core of SOAS - its students. What makes each session a beauty is the dialogue between the students' particular features and my methodological expertise. Ultimately, I am given the chance to share with students a brief piece of their path towards a degree and, hopefully, helping in taking a step forward.