Linda Mckie

Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King's College London

Linda McKie commenced her role as Executive Dean for the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy in January 2022 and is Professor of Social and Public Policy in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine.

She was previously Dean/Head of School at the University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Science from 2017. Prior to that, she was Head of the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University, from where she graduated with a PhD in Sociology in 1989.

In 2004, she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and in 2010, appointed a member of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF), Sub-panel 23: Sociology.

From 2007 to 2014, she was part of the evaluation panels commissioned by the Greek Government to review research centres in Historical, Mediterranean and Social Sciences. From 2006 to 2010, she was a Senior Visiting Fellow, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki.

Between 2012 and 2021, she chaired a range of Academy of Finland funding award panels. Funding award work has also been undertaken for various EU panels (COST, Horizon 2020, and Marie Curie) and the Irish and Norwegian Research Councils.


  • Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

    Current role