Ethics Committee (EC)

The Ethics Committee is a committee of Council and is responsible for considering ethical issues at the School. The committee’s role is to seek assurance on ethics oversight, advise on issues relating to the School’s Ethics Code and on ethical or reputational issues as they arise and to report to Council on the effectiveness of the implementation and embedding of the Ethics Framework in the life and work of the School.

For further information on the work of the Ethics Committee, please contact Kevin Haynes, Head of Legal

Terms of Reference

See the Ethics Committee Terms of Reference (PDF)



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Dr Susan Liautaud

Chair - Susan Liautaud is Founder of an international ethics consultancy working with organisations and leaders in business, government, academia and the non-profit sector. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (until July 2015) and Lecturer in Public Policy and in Law at Stanford (launching an innovative pair of courses called Ethics on the Edge). Previously she served as Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs at Stanford Law School and as an international corporate and securities lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Paris.

Susan has a long history of non-profit board service, including most recently as Co-Chair of the US National Board of Advisors of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres since 2010, Vice Chair of the American Hospital of Paris Board of Governors, member of the French Ambassador to the UK’s Economic Trade Advisory Council, and trustee of Care International UK.

Susan is a grateful alumna of the LSE (PhD in Social Policy focusing on governance), as well as of Stanford University, Columbia University Law School and University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. Susan is Vice-Chair of LSE Court and Council.


Eric Neumayer

Professor Eric Neumayer

Eric Neumayer is Professor of Environment and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He currently serves the LSE as Pro-Director Faculty Development. He studied economics, political science and development studies in Germany and at the LSE. He has broad research interests, with main interests in environmental economics, international political economy and research methods. He has published widely in a range of journals across different social science disciplines and is the author or co-author of four books. 


Simona Iammarino

Professor Simona Iammarino

Simona Lammarino is an academic member of the LSE Council. She is Professor of Economic Geography and currently Head of the Department of Geography and Environment at the LSE (until summer 2017). She served on a number of School committees – Agenda Committee of the Academic Board, Promotion Committee, among others – and was also Deputy Head of Department before her current role of Head. Her main research interests lie in the following areas: Multinational corporations, location and innovation strategies, and local economic development; Geography of innovation and technological change; Regional systems of innovation; Regional and local economic development and policy.


Zulum Elumogo

Zulum is the General Secretary of the LSE Student's Union for 2018/19.





Dr Katherine Rake O.B.E. (interim Chair)

Dr Katherine Rake is a former student and lecturer at the LSE. She has extensive experience of UK policy making, research and governance of the charitable sector. Dr Rake is the Founding Director of totalpolicy.  Previous roles have included Chief Executive of Healthwatch England, Chief Executive of the Family and Parenting Institute and the Fawcett Society and working with the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, HM Treasury and other Government departments.



Professor Terhi Rantanen

Terhi Rantanen is an academic member of the LSE Council. She is Professor of Global Media and Communications in the Department of Media and Communications. Since 2000 she have directed LSE’s oldest and largest double MSc programme in Global Media and Communications with the University of Southern California (USC). She also started and directed a similar double programme with Fudan University in 2007. She is Chair of LSE’s Graduate Studies Sub-Committee (GSSC) and Misconduct Panels (2012- to date). Her research interests include global media, especially news and (post-)communist media.


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Dr Michela Tinelli

Dr Michela Tinelli is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Personal Social Services Research Unit, Department of Health Policy at the LSE.

Previously she was a member of the LSE Research Ethics Committee (June 2012- July 2018) where she developed experience in dealing with ethics matters.

Her research is primarily concerned with the socioeconomic impact of chronic diseases, the development (and investigation of the benefits of) person centred approaches in social and health care. She is also interested in measuring person-related preferences, needs and experiences, and their use to inform policy and practice decision making.

She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Institute of Compassionate Care and also academic partner for the European Brain Council (Value of Treatment Programme). She is an alumna of the Universities of Aberdeen (UK) and Milan (Italy).


 Ali Nikpay 

Ali Nikpay is a partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, he served in a number of senior positions at the Office of Fair Trading, including as Senior Director for criminal enforcement, Senior Director for Merger Decisions and Senior Director for Policy. He was also a member of the authority's highest decision-making organ, its Executive Committee. Before the OFT, he served as a policy and legal advisor at the European Commission.  Ali is an independent member of LSE Council, the School’s governing body.


Ali has taught at the University of Oxford and was a Visiting Fellow at the LSE. He serves on the editorial boards of the following journals: "European Competition Law", "World Competition", "Antitrust Enforcement Review" and "Competition Law International". 


Schedule of Meetings

November 2019 

  • Thursday, 28 November at 15:00 in CON.7.05 

May 2020 

  • Thursday, 21 May at 15:00 in CON.7.05