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Research and Enterprise Directorate

Research and Enterprise Office Staff

Pro-Director, Chair of Research Committee

Andrea Cornwall

Director of Research & Enterprise

Alex Lewis

Research Office

Ms Tanya Roumelioti
Research Development Officer - School of Arts; Anthropology & Sociology; History, Religions & Philosophies; Law
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Mr Peter Niven
Research Development Officer - Languages, Cultures & Linguistics; East Asian Languages & Cultures; Politics & International Studies and South Asia Institute
Peter Niven
Simon Vitting
Research Development Officer - Interdisciplinary Studies; Development Studies; Economics; China Institute and Financial & Management Studies
Simon Vitting

Dr Mukta Das
Research Impact Manager
Mukta Das

Mukta Das completed a PhD in the Anthropology of Food at SOAS in 2018. Her research focused on South Asian food communities and networks in China's Pearl River Delta, particularly in Macau, Hong Kong and Guangzhou. Her research explored notions of food belonging and identity and charted the transformations of these in the decades after the end of British and Portuguese colonialism in the region among South Asian food purveyors and how they had adapted to changing, immigrant-receiving Chinese realities. 

Enterprise Office

SOAS Journals Team

Mr 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.

Dr 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
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  • Room: 414
  • Academic Support Hours: By Email Appointment

Ms 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

Mr Aki Elborzi
Events & Communications Assistant, SOAS China Institute / Executive Officer, SOAS Middle East Institute
Aki Elborzi
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4823 (SCI) / (0)20 7898 4448 (SMEI)
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  • Room: S130 (SCI) / B404 (SMEI)
  • Academic Support Hours: Tues and Fri (SCI) Mon, Wed, Thurs (SMEI)

Dr Cristina Martinez-Juan
Executive Officer, Philippines Studies at SOAS
Cristina Juan

Philippine Post-colonial and Comparative Literature Studies; British Occupation of Manila; Philippine languages and linguistics; Ethnography of Communication; Writing systems; Southeast Asian Studies; Gender and Migration

  • Tel: 020 7898 4062
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  • Room: 450
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 1-2pm or by appointment
Ms Mara Patessio
BAJS Executive Secretary, Japan Research Centre
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  • Tel: 020 7898 4844
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  • Room: B405
  • Academic Support Hours: By appointment

Mr Sunil Pun
Executive Officer, SOAS South Asia Institute
Sunil Pun
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4390
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  • Room: B404
  • Academic Support Hours: Tues, Weds, Thurs

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