Oxford Analytica staff
Director of Advisory
Roger leads and coordinates the Advisory team’s strategic initiatives, business development and project execution, helping clients carry out the necessary macro diligence to assess the impact of politics and economics on their strategy and operations.
Jolyon holds a PhD from the Australian National University (ANU) and a masters degree in international law from the University of Cambridge. He has worked in government, civil society, development consultancy and full-time academia. His personal blog ‘Private Sector – Public World’ looks at the role and regulation of business in society.
Olivia works primarily with our mining and natural resource clients, with a particular focus on political and economic risk across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Stephanie is a graduate of the London School of Economics (PhD, MSc) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (BA) and taught history at the University of Oxford. Stephanie specialises in France, corporate foreign policy, and has a particular interest in how social media affects corporate reputation and strategies in fast-changing settings.
Sarah works with many of our natural resource clients, and on healthcare innovation and global health challenges. She has led a range of political and economic risk analyses for clients who are highly exposed to the macro forces that shape their markets and strategies.
Michelle is an expert on energy policy, with a regional focus on Russia and Central Asia. Recent projects have included panels and reports on future energy scenarios for leading global energy companies and investors.
Stina Warnstam Drolet
Stina works primarily with clients in the energy sector, with a particular focus on sustainability issues.
Senior External Advisors
Dr Susan Ariel Aaronson
Associate Professor, Elliott School of Government Affairs, George Washington University
As well as being an Associate Research Professor at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, Susan also teaches in the School of Business, and is affiliated with the Institute for International Economic Policy, the Global Gender Programme and the Institute for Corporate Responsibility. She is also a Researcher with the World Trade Institute, directing a major study on the WTO and corruption. Susan has written extensively on trade-related human rights issues, public-private partnerships, corporate social responsibility, internet freedom, and public understanding of economic change and globalisation. Susan serves on the Advisory Board for Business and Human Rights and has been a pro-bono advisor to the UN Special Representative on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights and the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. She has consulted for a wide range of international bodies, governments, corporations and foundations.
Dr Liz David-Barrett
Research Fellow, Centre for Corporate Reputation, Said Business School, University of Oxford
Liz is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Reputation, Said Business School, at the University of Oxford. She researches corruption and bribery in international business, anti-bribery laws, the development of industry integrity initiatives, and the relations between business and government. More broadly, her work focuses on the relationship between formal and informal structures that govern political, social and economic activity.
Dr Mick Blowfield
Senior Research Fellow, The Smith School, University of Oxford
Mick heads the ‘Private Sector Transformation’ research area, specialising in transition to a resource-constrained economy, and the role of business in society. He has lived and worked in 20 countries, written papers for the UK government, the European Commission, the UN and the World Bank, and has worked on several projects analysing corporate responsibility in developing countries. He is currently focusing on the role of business in helping address climate change and other dimensions of sustainability. His publications include ‘Corporate Responsibility’ (Oxford, 2011, with Alan Murray), ‘Business and Sustainability’ (Oxford, 2012), and ‘Incongruence: Twenty-first century business turnaround challenge’ (Oxford, 2013, with Leo Johnson).
Dr Nathan Hultman
University of Maryland; Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Nate directs the environmental policy programme at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. His research focuses on international climate policy, decisions about climate risks in policy and private sector investment, carbon markets and low-carbon technology. Nate has participated in the UN climate process since 1997 and is a former Fulbright Fellow and NASA Earth Systems Science Fellow. Before joining the University of Maryland, he held a position at Georgetown University and holds a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Fellow on the Global Economy and Development programme at The Brookings Institution.
Dr Hugo Slim
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford
Hugo is a leading scholar and practitioner on humanitarian ethics, protection of civilians, conflict resolution and international business ethics, and has extensive field and policy advisory experience with UN and non-governmental humanitarian agencies. From 2003-2007 he was Chief Scholar at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva, leading policy work on civilian protection and conflict mediation. He is also a leading exponent of techniques for corporate-community conflict resolution especially in the context of natural resources projects. From 2007-2011, Hugo worked with a co-founded group advising major corporations with new market entry strategy, conflict resolution and human rights policies and practices in Africa, Asia and Latin America.