SOAS University of London

Student and Academic Experience Directorate

Academic Services Directorate

Careers Service


David Gilchrist
Careers Consultant
David Gilchrist

Departments: Economics, Politics & International Relations, Law, Finance & Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Development Studies.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4122
  • Email: dg31@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: SL57
  • Academic Support Hours: Mon-Fri


Suzana Marie
Internships, Placements and Volunteering Officer
Suzana Marie
  • Tel: 020 7898 4680
  • Email: sm167@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: SL57
  • Academic Support Hours: Mon-Fri

Doctoral School

Professor Alfredo Saad Filho
Head of the Doctoral School
Alfredo Saad-Filho
Latin America; political economy of development; industrial policy; pro-poor economic policy; neoliberalism; value theory
  • Tel: 020 7898 4504
  • Email: as59@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 294
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 12 noon - 1pm
Dr Paul O'Connell
Associate Director of Research (Social Sciences)
Staff Silhouette

Public Law, Human Rights (particularly Socio-Economic Rights), Legal Theory, Comparative Law and International Law.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4712
  • Email: po5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S236
  • Academic Support Hours: Friday 14.00 – 16.00

Dr Marloes Janson
Associate Director of Research (Humanities & Languages)
Marloes Janson

Anthropology of religion, religious reform (Islam and Pentecostalism), transnational religious networks (Tabligh Jamaʻat), faith-based development, urban anthropology, popular culture, gender, youth, West Africa (the Gambia, Senegal and Nigeria)

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4345
  • Email: mj19@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 502
  • Academic Support Hours: Usually Wednesdays 10.30-12.30


Dr Yenn Lee
Doctoral Training Advisor
Yenn Lee

Doctoral researcher development

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4982
  • Email: yl22@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: GS303
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday to Friday (Email for an appointment)

Kathy Williams
Kathy Williams

Departments: Arts and Doctoral School.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4641
  • Email: kw29@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: SL57
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Online and Distance Learning

Assessment and study support



Applications and enrolment



Learning media and production


Student Advice and Wellbeing


Administrative Staff



Counselling



Mental Health & Wellbeing

Sachiko Kishi
Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisor
Staff Silhouette
  • Tel: 020 7074 5013
  • Email: sk110@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: SL48
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and alternate Fridays

Disability & Dyslexia Service




Finance, Immigration & Housing

Ms Carrie McMinn
Student Advisor (Immigration and Finance)
Staff Silhouette
  • Tel: 020 7074 5011
  • Room: SL48
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday - Friday