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Who we are

The Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) brings together a diverse community of researchers and practitioners underpinned by a shared vision for sustainable and inclusive prosperity.

Our Founder & Director

Dame Prof Henrietta L. Moore

Professor Dame Henrietta L. Moore is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity and the Chair in Culture Philosophy and Design at University College London.


A leading global thinker on prosperity, Professor Moore challenges traditional economic models of growth arguing that to flourish communities, businesses and governments need to engage with diversity and work within environmental limits. Her recent policy work focus on new economic models, Universal Basic Services, Artificial Intelligence, environmental degradation and decarbonisation, displaced people and the gender pay gap.


In 2016 Professor Moore was made Dame Commander of the British Empire for contribution to social sciences, services to business, policy and the arts. She is also Chair of the London Prosperity Board, a Fellow of the Clean Growth Network, a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the RSA, an Academician of the Learned Societies for the Social Sciences, and a Member of the IOD.


Formerly William Wyse Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, the LSE Deputy Director for research and external relations, and Director of the Gender Institute at the LSE from 1994-1999, she has held numerous Visiting Appointments in the United States, Germany, Portugal, Norway, and South Africa.


Research staff

Nikolay Mintchev

Principal Research Fellow and Executive Lead, Prosperity Co-Lab Lebanon (PROCOL Lebanon) 

Saffron Woodcraft

Principal Research Fellow and Executive Lead, Prosperity Co-Lab UK (PROCOL UK)

Hanna Baumann 

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Sertaç Sehlikoglu

Principal Research Fellow

Hannah Sender

Research Fellow

Simon Nyokabi

Research Fellow

Fatemeh Sadeghi

Senior Research Associate 

Sumrin Kalia

Research Associate 

Mezna Qato

Research Associate

Layli Uddin

Research Associate


Rahaf Zaher

Project Coordinator


Jose' Izcue Gana

Project Coordinator


Humphrey Mathenge

Project Coordinator


Amanda Kartikasari

Project Coordinator

Christopher Harker

Associate Professor

Deputy Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity

Konrad Miciukiewicz

Senior Teaching Fellow

Jacqueline McGlade

Professor of Natural Prosperity, Sustainable Development and Knowledge Systems

Onya Idoko

Co-Programme Lead for MSc Prosperity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Robert Costanza

Professor of Ecological Economics

IGP's Research Director

Ida Kubiszewski

Associate Professor 

Kate McLean

Associate Professor and Director of Education

Maurizio Marinelli

Honorary Professor


Professional Services

Yukiko Fujimoto

Institute Manager 

Elena Scali

Executive Assistant to the Director

Eva Lamorgese

Global Engagement and Impact Manager

Ben Anderson

Finance Manager

Louise Roberts

Research and Enterprise Manager

Sara Nisi

Research Support Officer

Francesca Harrison

Programme Manager

Francesca Harrison

Programme Manager

Amanda Pearce

Programme Administrator

Alexander Pymm

Research Grant Administrator 

Honorary staff

Noreena Hertz

Noreena Hertz is a renowned thought leader with an impressive track record in predicting global trends. Her best-selling books, The Silent Takeover, IOU: The Debt Threat and Eyes Wide Open, are published in 23 countries. She advises a select group of the world's leading business and political figures on strategy, economic and geo-political risk, artificial intelligence, digital transformation, millennials and post-millennials, and sits on the board of Warner Music Group. Previously, Noreena served on Citigroup's Politics and Economics Global Advisory Board and RWE's Digital Transformation Board. 

Dr Penny Bernstock

Dr Penny Bernstock was previously Professor of Urban and Community Studies and Head of Urban and Community Studies at the University of West London and prior to this Head of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of East London and Reader in Urban Regeneration, where she led the Centre for East London Studies. She has substantial experience in the design and leadership of innovative social science informed undergraduate and post graduate programmes that are practitioner focussed and underpinned by an inclusive curriculum. She has published extensively on a range of social policy issues. She is an expert on the impact of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Project. 

William Hynes

William Hynes is Co-ordinator of New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) in the Office of the Chief Economist at OECD which provides a space to question traditional economic ideas and offer new economic narratives, new tools, methods and policy approaches. He has led the NAEC work since 2016.

He previously worked as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary General, Advisor in the Sherpa and Global Governance Unit, Senior Economist in the Office of the Secretary General, Economist in the Development Co-operation Directorate and an Economic Affairs Officer in the Office of the Deputy Director General at the World Trade Organisation.

William is an Associate Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and an Applied Complexity Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. He has a doctorate from Oxford University and was a Marie Curie Fellow at the London School of Economics.

Dennis Snower

Dennis Snower is Visiting Professor at the IGP.

Matthew Davies

Dr Davies' research explores issues around prosperity, society and the environment. He is especially interested in the management of landscapes, ecological diversity, climate, and questions of sustainability, resilience and regeneration. Most of his work has focussed on agricultural systems in Eastern Africa and has examined community practice and knowledge both historically and anthropologically, often employing a perspective known as historical ecology. This has involved analyses of the spatial, material and temporal dynamics of farming systems, including understandings of soils, crops, irrigation, exchange networks and forests/vegetation. Dr Davies has also explored histories of failed external 'development' and his work is increasingly drawn towards wider analyses of food systems, agro-ecology, food sovereignity, farmer innovation and intersections with nutrition and health. His work often employs practices of physically mapping the landscape and he works closely with local Citizen Scientists within a trans-disciplinary framework. Much of this work aims to facilitate processes of co-design to reshape practice and policy.

George Melios

George has completed a PhD in Economics and his research focuses on topics of applied political economy, institutions and development. He studies trust, corruption, legacies of violence and migration. 

Debananda Misra

Debananda (Deb) is interested in questions related to the organisation, management and governance of universities and the role of higher education in generating public outcomes. More broadly, he examines how knowledge production, dissemination and flows, as carried out by universities, startups, and organizational innovation units, can tackle public challenges and generate public value. He examines policies, systems, organizations, and structures related to knowledge and their effects on innovation and entrepreneurship, and professional work. 

Deb is a full-time faculty member at the School of Public Policy, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is an affiliate member of the Centre for Innovation Research (CIRCLE) at Lund University, Sweden, and is the Associate Editor of the Higher Education Quarterly journal. 

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