Timothy Hildebrandt

In pursuit of 'proximate solutions to insoluble problems.' - Reinhold Niebuhr  


As associate professor of social policy and development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) I'm engaged in problem-driven, policy-relevant research and teaching on topics including: non-governmental organisations (NGOs), activism, civil society, development, public health, sexuality, and social policy. While widely recognised as a China expert, my work is broadly comparative and international in scope.

  Dr Timothy Hildebrandt, Associate Professor of Social Policy & Development, London School of Economics and Political Science

Beyond providing general information on my research and teaching, this website serves several other purposes and is designed for diverse audiences. For instance:

  • There is advice for prospective and current students at BSc, MSc, and PhD levels, as well as guidance for former students who wish to request a letter of recommendation.
  • In addition to an overview of my publicationsyou can download or find direct links to select working papers
  • The media page highlights press coverage of my research, including some radio and television interviews; if you are a journalist working on stories where I could be of assistance please send me an email
  • The impact page outlines my past experience in consulting, policy advising, and providing expert testimony; if you have related needs, do let me know.

If you have questions, thoughts, or comments, please contact me via email at T.R.Hildebrandt (at) LSE (dot) ac (dot) uk.

While this site functions as my primary and most regularly-updated professional web presence, you may also visit my profiles on the LSE website, Google Scholar, and Researchgate at the buttons below.