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Our staff

Our staff are active researchers and world-renowned scholars. They are committed to providing a rich and experimental learning experience to all of our students and bring their cutting-edge expertise in to their teaching. 

World-leading Academics

Our academics are active researchers in their professional areas and bring this knowledge and cutting-edge research in to the classroom. Student success and satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do, and this is reflected in the consistently high rankings we receive for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS). Our academics are from all over the world, reflecting the rich diversity here at University of East London.

They have written many books, produced documentaries, delivered keynote and invited lectures all over the world, have received awards, grants, and have been leaders in industries such as NGO work, politics, unions, and higher education. They have a rigorous academic training that is reflected in their many professional achievements. They combine their scholarly expertise with professional success to guide students in preparing for careers in many fields in government, non-profit work, policy work, research, teaching, social care and counselling, writing, cultural organisations, health management, start-ups, museums, and many others.

Dean's Office 

Allaine Cerwonka                                         Dean, School of Social Sciences

Professor Allaine Cerwonka has pursued a research and teaching career drawing on several of the social science disciplines. With a Ph.D. in Political Science, some of her research has explored questions concerning national belonging and identity and has intersected political theory with anthropology and social geography. She has also been interested in interdisciplinary theories of the human, combining her foundation in the social sciences with theories of the body and of evolution in science studies. 

Professor Cerwonka also has a great deal of experience in international education and has worked in a variety of national contexts. She has taught and, or conducted extensive research in the United States, England, Hungary, India and Australia. She has been a visiting research at Goldsmiths College and with the International Gender Studies Centre at Oxford University (Lady Margaret College). She has been part of the design team on several European degrees and joint programmes. This collective experience has underscored for her the importance of degree programmes that help prepare graduates for 21st century professions and which prepare them to be responsible citizens and leaders in a global world.

 Psychosocial Studies Staff

Dr Helen Powell – Subject Head

Yesim Deveci - Lecturer
Dr Nicola Diamond – Senior Lecturer
Dr Darren Ellis – Programme Leader
Dr Cigdem Esin – Lecturer
Dr David W Jones - Reader

Lurraine Jones – Senior Lecturer
Dr Bethany Morgan-Brett – Senior Lecturer
Dr Heather Price – Senior Lecturer
Professor Corinne Squire
Dr Angie Voela – Senior Lecturer