Archives: Members


Alfonso Borragan

Alfonso is a multidisciplinary artist. He received his MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art before settling to live and work in London.

His work has taken him all over the world, from the Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño in Bogotá to the Cervantes Institute in New York. Alfonso has also taught at the Slade School of Fine Arts, Camberwell College of Ats, and the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, amongst other institutions.

Dr Amelia Peterson

Amelia is a social scientist with a background in policy and consulting. She studies education reforms and their relationship to social, geographic and labour market inequalities.

Prior to LIS, Amelia was an LSE Fellow in Social Policy. She has also taught and supervised students at the University of Bristol and at Harvard, where she received her PhD.

Dr Ash Brockwell

Ash is an artist, writer, and consultant.

Ash has spent time in Tanzania and the UK successfully working on issues around education, sustainability, diversity, and wellbeing.

Dr Bronwyn Tarr

Bronwyn is a human behavioural scientist interested in the evolution of social behaviours, particularly music and dance.

Bronwyn completed her DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford, where she has continued her research in evolutionary anthropology and psychology.

Prof. Carl Gombrich

Carl has joined the LIS team from UCL to lead on curriculum design, teaching and learning. Carl has degrees in Maths, Physics and Philosophy and was a professional opera singer before joining UCL in 2002. In 2010, he was appointed Programme Director of the interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (BASc) programmes and led the design, development, launch and implementation of the degree, from a first cohort of 84 students in 2012 to a steady state of over 450 students in 2018. Carl is a regular speaker at events on interdisciplinarity and liberal arts and sciences both in the UK and abroad…. Read more »

Chris Persson

Chris was entrepreneurial from a young age. His first job was as a plate cleaner in a bakery at the age of 14 from which he swiftly moved through the ranks to become chief cinnamon bun maker! Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug Chris hasn’t looked back since. From selling bicycles and environmentally friendly truck washing equipment in Stockholm to owning a pub in London, Chris later went on to join the innovative executive education consultancy group, BTS. With a strong digital background, Chris pioneered digital healthcare solutions at Vielife (sold to Cigna Healthcare) and introduced digital solutions to thousands of… Read more »

Daisy Christodoulou

Daisy studied at Warwick before becoming a secondary school teacher. She is now Director of Education at No More Marking. Prior to this, Daisy was head of education research at the charity Ark, where she continues to be involved as an advisor. In 2017, she was named by Anthony Sheldon as one of “The 20 most influential figures in British Education.”

Diana Alvarez

Diana holds a BA in International Affairs from the George Washington University in Washington DC, and a Masters in Food Tourism from the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian, Spain. Diana has worked in marketing, advertising and branding for some of the worlds largest brands, and has joined LIS as a fervent believer in the value of interdisciplinary education.

Dr Ebrahim Patel

Ebrahim is an applied mathematician who holds an MMath and PhD from the University of Manchester, both in Mathematics. He is especially interested in the mathematics of complex systems and human behaviour.