SOAS University of London

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences

Key Staff


Professor Chris Bramall BA, MA, PhD (Cantab)

Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching)

Dr Hong Bo BA Economics (Lanzhou) MSc Economics (LSE) PhD Economics (Groningen)

Associate Dean (Research)

Dr Paul O'Connell LLB (Dublin) LLM PhD (NUI)

Faculty Administrator

Cate Knowles (job share)

Sally Grimley (job share)

Faculty Management Team

Chris Bramall
Interim Dean
Chris Bramall

Economic growth, income inequality, famine and agricultural development in modern China, the political economy of Maoism, The development of the contemporary Chinese empire

  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4616
  • Email:
  • Room: 228
  • Office Hours: By Appointment Only
Hong Bo
Associate Dean Learning and Teaching
Hong Bo

Firm investment decisions under uncertainty; capital market imperfections; corporate finance; corporate governance; financial economics; China.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4528
  • Email:
  • Room: 543
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 11 - 12

Paul O'Connell
Associate Dean (Research)
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Public Law, Human Rights (particularly Socio-Economic Rights), Legal Theory, Comparative Law and International Law.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4712
  • Email:
  • Room: S236
  • Office Hours: Monday 13:00 - 14:30
Richard Alexander
Faculty Senior Tutor
Richard Alexander

Financial Services Law and regulation, control of economic crime, human rights law (especially European Convention on Human Rights – measures taken to fight organised and economic crime and terrorism), European Union Law