Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

Support and Services

This page outlines the research support given by the administrative team.

The CEP Admin Team

[Mary Yacoob: Finance & Contracts] [Helen Durrant: Press & Publications] [Linda Cleavely: Director's PA & SERC] [Jo Cantlay: Events & Web] [Nigel Rogers: CEP Manager] [Romesh Vaitilingam: Press & Public Affairs]

Left - Right: Mary Yacoob, Helen Durrant, Linda Cleavely, Jo Cantlay, Nigel Rogers and Romesh Vaitilingam

The Admin team is located in zones 1 & 2, just inside the main CEP entrance.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7673 | Email:

See also

  • CEP Staff Handbook (PDF)
    First point of reference for CEP Staff. It details all support and services available to staff and answers all your questions about life at the centre, ranging from pay, tax, pensions and funding to less pressing issues such as ordering stationery, collecting post, photocopying and tidying the kitchen.
  • RLAB IT and Data Support Services
    For detailed information on research support provided by IT team.

[photo:Nigel Rogers] The centre manager is Nigel Rogers.
Room R458,
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7596,

Responsible for:
  • Overall responsibility for administrative, personnel and financial management of CEP and Research Lab.
  • Resource Planning, Management Information
  • Grant applications, fundraising, contract negotiations
  • Reporting to funders, liaising with central School departments.
  • Annual Report
  • Centre Management Committee, Policy Committee
  • Handling Press Enquiries

[photo: Linda Cleavely] The Personal Assistant to the CEP Director is Ms Linda Cleavely.
Room R459,
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7049,

Responsible for:
  • PA to John van Reenen
  • Staff Directory and Photos on the CEP Website.
  • Administator of the Leverhulme funded Spatial Economics Research Centre

[photo: Jo Cantlay] The events administrator is Ms Jo Cantlay.
Desk R4z2c,
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7285,

Responsible for:
  • Administrator for Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), LSE Growth Commission and Centre for the Economics of Education (CEE),
  • Website Editor for CEP, CEE, SERC & LSE Growth Commission
  • Conferences & Events organisation
  • Room Bookings
  • Assistant to Professor C. Pissarides and Professor T. Besley

[photo: Helen Durrant] The press and publications administrator is Ms Helen Durrant.
Desk R4z1c,
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7395,

Responsible for:
  • Discussion Paper Series Editor.
  • Performance Indicators.
  • Annual Report preparation.
  • Press dissemination

[photo: Romesh Vaitilingam
] Press and Public Relations: Mr Romesh Vaitilingam.
Tel: +44 07768661095

Responsible for:
  • handling press contacts (see also centre manager, Nigel Rogers)
  • organising special press seminars and lunchtime lectures
  • producing the tri-annual magazine of the Centre's work 'Centrepiece'
  • getting CEP work covered by the press.
If you have something interesting to write, want help with presenting it to reach the wider public contact Romesh.

[photo: Mary Yacoob] The Finance and Human Resources Administrator is Ms Mary Yacoob.
Desk R4z1b,
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6963,
Hours of work: 9.30am to 6.00pm - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Responsible for:
  • Expense claims, petty cash
  • Occasional Research Assistant Hours Claims
  • CEP Library and book ordering