Professor Julia Black FBA is a Professor in the LSE’s Law Department. Her primary research interest is in the dynamics and legitimacy of regulatory regimes, with a specialisation in financial services regulation and in the regulation of risk. She has published widely on issues relating to regulation and advised a range of governmental and consumer bodies in the UK and overseas on issues of institutional design and regulatory policy. She is currently Strategic Director of Innovation at LSE, having served as Pro Director of Research (2014-9) and interim Director (2016-17). Julia also has a range of external activities which include: President of the British Academy; external member of the Prudential Regulation Committee and of the Financial Markets Infrastructure Board at the Bank of England; board member UK Research and Innovation and the Courtauld Institute of Art; a member of the Council on Science and Technology, and a director of Zinc, a mission based incubator.