SOAS University of London

Governance and Compliance Directorate

Governance and Compliance Directorate Staff


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

Pro-Director (Learning & Teaching)

Deborah Johnston, BA MSc (Cantab), PhD (London)

Interim Pro-Director (Research & Enterprise)

Matthew Craven, BA, LLM, PhD (Nottingham) DipEd

Pro-Director (International) 

Professor Stephen Hopgood BSc (Bristol) DPhil (Oxon) 


Paula Sanderson

Principal Office Holders

Matthew Craven
Matthew Craven
Public international law, human rights (economic, social and cultural rights), international legal theory, history of international law (colonialism and decolonisation), international dispute settlement
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4673
  • Email:
  • Room: S334
  • Office Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 13:30 - 14:30
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1 (2018/19)

Stephen Hopgood
Pro-Director (International)
Stephen Hopgood
International politics of human rights; humanitarianism and international justice; and theories of the state
Deborah Johnston
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

Health & Safety

Executive Support