The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE) does not offer an independent graduate programme but senior SSEE academics are able to supervise students who are admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) programme at the School of Geography and the Environment or other DPhil programmes around the University of Oxford. Prospective graduate students should apply through the School of Geography and the Environment's International Graduate School in the first instance.
Choosing a supervisor
DPhil students are required to identify primary and secondary supervisors. If you wish to work with a member of the SSEE you should contact them directly to discuss your proposed topic. The following SSEE staff are available as primary DPhil supervisors:
In addition, some members of the School of Geography and the Environment's academic staff have related interests and may co-supervise with SSEE staff if they are interested in the project and are not already oversubscribed in terms of supervision.
Current Doctoral (DPhil) Research Students
The international and interdisciplinary nature of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment's research is reflected in the range of postgraduate research topics our graduate students undertake:
Path dependence, reinforcement mechanisms and economic complexity in commodity-exporting countries
A shared responsibility in the face of climate change: the case for "unburnable carbon"
Environmental investment strategies across the investment value chain: addressing the investment gap in clean technologies - from asset owners to entrepreneurs
Protected Area Financing in Megadiverse Upper-Middle Income Countries
Can society and corporations share the same perspective on sustainability? Should they?
Do new information flows influence better water institutions in fragile states? Exploring the contingent relationships between decision-makers and measurement technologies
Tackling the Chinese Pension System: demographic transition, pension investment, and the financial regulation
Geospatially distributed impacts of mining and irrigation on water growth and development in Kwale, Kenya
Democracy, decentralisation and development in Kenya: an assessment of structural change in the water sector
Which way to prosperity? Mapping and modelling the process of economic development
What are the major obstacles facing corporations in the uproar of ESG and what can be done to fix that? Reporting fatigue and ambiguous expectations
A multi-jurisdictional study of proxy voting by retail investors, with specific reference to their interest in Responsible Investing
The economic geography of development banking for sustainable development
The governance and management of public-private partnerships bringing together stakeholders in the realization of complex engineering projects - One Belt One Road Initiative
Water allocation and collective action in China: state, market and community responses to scarcity and freshwater variability