Edward Simpson is Director of the SOAS South Asia Institute and Professor and Head of Social Anthropology. He has conducted extensive field research in Gujarat in India and has written about natural disasters in the region. His current research focuses on road infrastructure development across the South Asia region. Under his direction, the SSAI has been working to promote SOAS in the UK and overseas, with a particular focus on strategic research and teaching partnerships in South Asia. You can read more about him here.