Professor Julia Black is the Pro Director for Research at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and from 2016-17 served as LSE’s Interim Director. She has been actively involved with developing LSE’s research collaborations with STEM disciplines, particularly around health and data science. She is a member of the Law Department, with a primary research interest in regulation and a specialisation in financial services regulation and in the regulation of risk, particularly in biotechnology. She is also a research associate of LSE’s Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR), based at the LSE.
Professor Black has advised a number of governmental and consumer bodies in the UK and overseas on issues of institutional design and regulatory policy; these include the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, the Ontario Securities Commission, the Bank of England, the OECD and the Department of Health. She is a lay member of the Board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Chair of the SRA’s Policy Committee. Professor Black was a Member of the Stern Review of the Research Excellence Framework, and was also a member of the British Academy’s working group on interdisciplinary research. She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2015.