Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Our People

Senior Programme Leaders

Professor Michael ObersteinerProfessor Michael ObersteinerDirector of the ECI and Professor of Global Change and Sustainability
Professor Myles AllenProfessor Myles AllenLeader, Climate Research Programme
Professor of Geosystem Science
Professor Jim HallProfessor Jim HallLeader, Water Research Programme
Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks
Dr Mark HironsDr Mark HironsDepartmental Lecturer and Director of the MSc/MPhil in Environmental Change and Management
Dr John IngramDr John IngramLeader, Food Research Programme
Associate Professor and Food Systems Programme Leader
Professor Yadvinder MalhiProfessor Yadvinder MalhiLeader, Ecosystems Research Programme
Professor of Ecosystem Science
Dr Constance McDermottDr Constance McDermottLeader, Land Use Governance Programme
Associate Professor and Jackson Senior Research Fellow in Land Use and Environmental Change
Professor Charlie WilsonProfessor Charlie WilsonLeader, Energy Research Programme
Professor of Energy and Climate Change

Departmental Research Lecturers

Dr Peter Barbrook-JohnsonDr Peter Barbrook-JohnsonDepartmental Research Lecturer in the Economics of Environmental Change
Dr Linus MattauchDr Linus MattauchHonorary Research Associate
Dr Imma OliverasDr Imma OliverasSenior Researcher in Disturbance Ecology and Global Change

Climate Research Programme

Professor Myles AllenProfessor Myles AllenLeader, Climate Research Programme
Professor of Geosystem Science
 Kaya Axelsson Kaya AxelssonResearch Assistant - Net Zero
Dr Neven FučkarDr Neven FučkarMarie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, COP26 Fellow in Climate Risk, and Departmental Tutor
Professor Jim HallProfessor Jim HallLeader, Water Research Programme
Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks
Dr Conor HickeyDr Conor HickeyResearch Fellow in Scenarios and Business models for the transition to Net Zero
Dr Donghyun LeeDr Donghyun LeeResearch Associate: the role of the carbon cycle in the transition to Net Zero
Professor Benito MüllerProfessor Benito MüllerVisiting Professor
Dr James PainterDr James PainterSenior Teaching Associate
 Heather Waller Heather WallerProgramme Administrator - Oxford Net Zero

Ecosystems Research Programme

Dr Jesus Aguirre GutierrezDr Jesus Aguirre GutierrezNERC Research Fellow
 Jane Applegarth Jane ApplegarthAdministrative Assistant to the Ecosystems Programme and Director of ECI / Co-ordinator for Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests
 Claudia Cassidy Claudia CassidyProject Assistant to the Ecosystems Programme
Dr Martha CrockattDr Martha CrockattProgramme Manager in Community and Landowner Nature Recovery
Dr Robert DunfordDr Robert DunfordCollege Lecturer
Dr Cécile GirardinDr Cécile GirardinPost Doctoral Researcher and James Martin Fellow
 Caitlin Hafferty Caitlin HaffertyPostdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Social Science
Dr Mark HironsDr Mark HironsDepartmental Lecturer and Director of the MSc/MPhil in Environmental Change and Management
Dr Curt LamberthDr Curt LamberthResearch Technician
Professor Yadvinder MalhiProfessor Yadvinder MalhiLeader, Ecosystems Research Programme
Professor of Ecosystem Science
Dr Constance McDermottDr Constance McDermottLeader, Land Use Governance Programme
Associate Professor and Jackson Senior Research Fellow in Land Use and Environmental Change
Dr Imma OliverasDr Imma OliverasSenior Researcher in Disturbance Ecology and Global Change
 Alison Smith Alison SmithResearcher
Dr Bettina WittnebenDr Bettina WittnebenMSc Teaching Associate

Energy Research Programme

Dr Labib AzzouzDr Labib AzzouzResearch Associate in Transport and Energy Innovation
Dr Nick BanksDr Nick BanksPostdoctoral Researcher in Local Energy Systems
Dr Jake BarnesDr Jake BarnesResearcher
Dr Brenda BoardmanDr Brenda BoardmanEmeritus Research Fellow
Dr Yekatherina BobrovaDr Yekatherina BobrovaResearch Associate in Energy Demand Reduction Policy
Dr Christian BrandDr Christian BrandAssociate Professor in Transport, Energy and Environment
Dr Martin BurgessDr Martin BurgessResearch Associate in Circular Economy, Digitalisation and Net-Zero Transitions
Dr Sarah DarbyDr Sarah DarbyEmerita Research Fellow
Dr James DixonDr James DixonResearcher in Modelling Energy and Transport Systems
 Clare Downing Clare DowningCentre Manager (CREDS)
Professor Nick EyreProfessor Nick EyreProfessor of Energy and Climate Policy
Dr Tina FawcettDr Tina FawcettSenior Researcher and Associate Professor
Dr Sam HamptonDr Sam HamptonResearcher
 Hannah Harris Hannah HarrisWebsite and Communication Officer (CREDS)
 Kay Jenkinson Kay JenkinsonKnowledge Exchange Officer (Business and Policy) (CREDS)
Dr Gavin KillipDr Gavin KillipResearcher
 Kate Kwok Kate KwokProgramme Administrator (CREDS)
Dr Tedd Moya MoseDr Tedd Moya MoseResearch Assistant
 Uttara Narayan Uttara NarayanResearcher in Energy Demand and Racial Justice
Dr Colin NoldenDr Colin NoldenResearcher in the Politics of Energy Demand
 Polly Nuttgens Polly NuttgensAdministrator - Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery and ECI Energy Programme
Dr Hazel PettiforDr Hazel PettiforSenior Research Associate
 Anne L Ryan Anne L RyanOxford Energy Network Co-ordinator
 Anuja Saunders Anuja SaundersEDI Manager, CREDS
Dr Katherine SugarDr Katherine SugarResearch Associate in the Governance of Net Zero
Dr Emilie VrainDr Emilie VrainSenior Research Associate
 Sarah Wakeling Sarah WakelingCREDS Centre Administrator and Administrator for OEN
 Heather Waller Heather WallerProgramme Administrator - Oxford Net Zero
Professor Charlie WilsonProfessor Charlie WilsonLeader, Energy Research Programme
Professor of Energy and Climate Change

Food Research Programme

Dr Tamsin BlaxterDr Tamsin BlaxterResearcher (Table)
 Rosina Borrelli Rosina BorrelliIFSTAL Workplace Liaison Officer
 Helen Breewood Helen BreewoodTable Research and Communications Officer
 Lisa Didier Lisa DidierEngagement Officer
Dr Tara GarnettDr Tara GarnettTable Leader
Dr Bhawana GuptaDr Bhawana GuptaResearcher on Nutrient Flows and Stakeholder Engagement
Dr Saher HasnainDr Saher HasnainPostdoctoral Researcher and Research and Community of Practice Coordinator for the Foresight4Food Initiative
 Sophie Hockley Sophie HockleyProgramme Manager (Table)
Dr John IngramDr John IngramLeader, Food Research Programme
Associate Professor and Food Systems Programme Leader
Dr Steven LordDr Steven LordResearcher European Food Futures and Leader of the FoodSIVI Project
 Arfa Mirza Arfa MirzaCommunications Officer - Foresight 4 Food
Dr Marco SpringmannDr Marco SpringmannSenior Researcher in Environment and Health
 Roger Sykes Roger SykesFood Systems Programme Manager
 Jacquelyn Turner Jacquelyn TurnerSenior Communications and Engagement Officer (Table)
Dr Monika ZurekDr Monika ZurekSenior Researcher

Water Research Programme

Professor Jim HallProfessor Jim HallLeader, Water Research Programme
Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks
Dr Anna MurgatroydDr Anna MurgatroydPostdoctoral Research Associate in Water Security
 Frederick Thomas Frederick ThomasSenior Research Software Engineer
Dr Kevin WheelerDr Kevin WheelerSenior Researcher

Cross-Cutting Initiatives

 Tim Fowler Tim FowlerProgramme Manager
Professor Jim HallProfessor Jim HallLeader, Water Research Programme
Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks
 Diana Jaramillo Diana JaramilloGlobal Infrastructure Risk and Resilience Analyst
Dr Raghav PantDr Raghav PantSenior Research Associate
 Tom Russell Tom RussellSoftware Technician

Management, Technical and Administrative Support Staff

 Jane Applegarth Jane ApplegarthAdministrative Assistant to the Ecosystems Programme and Director of ECI / Co-ordinator for Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests
 Claudia Cassidy Claudia CassidyProject Assistant to the Ecosystems Programme
 Ian Curtis Ian CurtisDevelopment Officer
 Stephanie Ferguson Stephanie FergusonDesigner and Editor
 Daniel Hall Daniel HallAccess, Outreach & Internships Officer
 Hannah Harris Hannah HarrisWebsite and Communication Officer (CREDS)
 Cath Ibbotson Cath IbbotsonProgramme Manager - Oxford Net Zero
 Kay Jenkinson Kay JenkinsonKnowledge Exchange Officer (Business and Policy) (CREDS)
 Kate Kwok Kate KwokProgramme Administrator (CREDS)
 Arfa Mirza Arfa MirzaCommunications Officer - Foresight 4 Food
 Polly Nuttgens Polly NuttgensAdministrator - Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery and ECI Energy Programme
Dr Faith OpioDr Faith OpioMSc Coordinator (ECM and WSPM)
 Anuja Saunders Anuja SaundersEDI Manager, CREDS
 Vicki Sperrey Vicki SperreyECI Communications Officer
 Sarah Wakeling Sarah WakelingCREDS Centre Administrator and Administrator for OEN
 Heather Waller Heather WallerProgramme Administrator - Oxford Net Zero