Governance Structure

The governance and management arrangements for the LISS DTP are designed to integrate each of the partners in an effective mechanism for the delivery of excellent research student training. The key elements are as follows:

Governing Council  –  provides oversight of LISS DTP’s strategic vision, monitors progress against strategic goals and commitments to the ESRC, facilitates cross-institutional working and ensures sound financial management.    The Governing Council is chaired by the Dean of the Social Science and Public Policy at King’s, currently Professor Frans Berkhout, and  membership includes senior academic staff from our three institutions, an ESRC representative and student representative.

Core Management Group –   reviews processes and administration, including those relating to studentship and fellowship competitions and finance. It agrees best practice and develops plans and policies related to the operation of the DTP.  The membership of the Core Management Group comprises the LISS DTP administrative team, Directors,  and student and Pathway representatives.

LISS DTP@Imperial Steering Committee –  raises awareness of LISS DTP and ESRC related opportunities available to Imperial’s staff and students.  The Committee also supports the Deputy Director for Collaboration and External Partnerships in the promotion of collaborative research amongst our LISS DTP cohort and Post-Docs and in the provision of initiatives relating to collaborations and external partnerships.   It is chaired by the Vice Dean (Research and Faculty) of the Business School at Imperial,  currently Professor Franklin Allen, with Dr. Arnab Majumdar, the Deputy Director for External Partnerships, and three selected academic leads.