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Professor Peter Mollinga


Peter Mollinga is a Professor of Development Studies at SOAS University of London.  Originally trained as an irrigation engineer at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, his research on irrigation water management, in India and Central Asia, has taken an interdisciplinary approach, mobilising development sociology and heterodox political economy perspectives, with a specific interest in infrastructure, agrarian change and social power. He has a broader interest in ‘boundary work’ in the domain of natural resources management/sustainability science.

At SOAS he has helped to establish a political ecology based Masters programme on ‘Environment, Politics and Development, which started in 2014. He is one of the three founding editors of the open access e-journal ‘Water Alternatives’. 

Peter joined LIDC in October 2016.

Gek Kwan-Lim

Programme Developer

After her PhD in Molecular Parasitology at Imperial College, Gek continued her post-doctoral study in Immunology at the National Institute for Medical Research.  She joined the International Department of the Wellcome Trust and worked within the Trust for eight years, handling a variety of grants, including international fellowships for developing countries and collaborative grants between developing countries and the UK/Australia/New Zealand.  She moved on to manage and coordinate a National Cancer Research Institute’s multi-disciplinary research collaborative initiative for Supportive and Palliative Care at Marie Curie Cancer Care before taking up another role at the Institute of Cancer Research  managing a magnetic resonance imaging for breast screening study.

Gek joined LIDC in June 2013.

Contact for research inquiries

Susan Sheedy

Centre Manager

Susan joined LIDC on a secondment from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) where she had day to day responsibility for the running of the Department of Clinical Research.  Prior to moving to LSHTM Susan worked in the voluntary sector as an IT Manager for a single homelessness organisation based in Camden.

Susan joined LIDC in February 2017.


Anjuli Borgonha

Communications Officer

After graduating from the University of Brighton, Anjuli lived in Colombia for two years where she worked at the British Embassy in Bogotá and at a digital marketing agency on editorial and social media strategy. Her other roles include client liaison for a financial services company, education project work for the Royal College of GPs, teaching English, volunteering with social projects in Bolivia and at the IPF, an organization empowering young journalists and enabling young people to report on global affairs. Anjuli is also currently studying an MA in Communication for Development at Malmö University.

Anjuli joined LIDC in May 2016.

Contact for membership enquires, events, comms and media

Charine John


Charine joined LIDC from Syracuse University’s London Program, where she was the Student Activities Coordinator. She has also worked in Educational Policy research, as Learning Mentor, a Play/Youth Worker, and as a Training Instructor. She grew up in Sierra Leone, later returning to work in eco-tourism and as a volunteer with IRC. She is a (CELTA-qualified) English language teacher and has a BA in Education/French and did her Masters’ degree in Culture, Diaspora and Ethnicity at Birkbeck University. She currently volunteers at the Soup Kitchen run by the American Church in London, and the YMCA in Gt Russell St, teaching various disciplines including Boxing, Cycle (spin) and Sculpt (weightlifting.) She is a proud and occasionally despairing Arsenal supporter. 

Charine joined LIDC in September 2015

​Contact for administrative inquiries and room bookings

Anna Marry

IMMANA Research Uptake and Knowledge Manager (Research Fellow)

Anna's background is in communications for international development, public relations and project management. Before joining LIDC, Anna spent five years working for the World Bank External Affairs in Paris and London, and then a year at the Community Development Foundation, a London-based charity tackling disadvantage across England. Anna holds an MSc degree in Media, Communications and Development from the London School of Economics, and an undergraduate degree in psychology and English. She now works mostly with the LCIRAH and IMMANA projects.

Anna joined LIDC in February 2011.