Research Fellows and Professors
The Smith School Research Fellows:
Dr Mick Blowfield
Senior Research Fellow, head of 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 (OUP 2011 2nd edition with Alan Murray), Business and Sustainability (OUP 2012), and Incongruence: Twenty-first century business’ turnaround challenge (OUP 2013 with Leo Johnson).
Dr Juan Antonio Añel Cabanelas
Research Fellow, scientific coordinator of Climateprediction.net and co-leader of the SPARC Tropopause Initiative. Ph.D. in Physics, Gulbenkian Young Researcher Prize in Geosciences 2008, outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award by the University of Vigo in 2008 and profiled by Science in 2009.
Programme Director and Research Fellow leading the Stranded Assets Programme. Ben has been recognised as a leader in his field by the US Department of State and Who’s Who, and as ‘a leading thinker of the green movement’ by The Independent.
Prof Robert Hahn
Senior Researh Fellow, Robert Hahn is Professor of Environmental and Regulatory Economics at the Smith School, and a senior fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy.
Dr Nicholas Howarth
Research Fellow, Stranded Assets Programme. Dr Howarth is an economist with over 10 years of experience in applied policy issues at the intersection between business and government.
Dr Oliver Inderwildi
Research Fellow and head of the Smith School’s Low Carbon Mobility research area. He is an expert in vehicle emissions and the synthesis of low-carbon fuels. He is researching biofuels and other alternative transport fuels, and ways of cutting emissions from aviation.
Dr Patrick McSharry
Research Fellow and head of the Catastrophe Risk Financing research area. A mathematician and expert in forecasting and time series analysis – the assessment of data collected from a series of measurements taken over time, leads the Catastrophe Risk Financing centre. He is currently studying the modelling of natural catastrophes and the links between finance and insurance that could provide protection from extreme changes to the environment and the weather.
Dr Robert Metcalfe
Fitzjames Research Fellow in Economics, Merton College, Oxford and Research Fellow. His research interests are in applied microeconomics, behavioural economics, environmental economics and public economics.
Professor Bernard Silverman
Senior Research Fellow and former member of Management Team he is currently, taking leave from the Smith School to be Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office, where he leads the Home Office Science group and provides independent scientific advice to Home Office ministers and policy officials on the whole range of Home Office business. He is a statistician with particular interests in the analysis of complex data sets and structures, and also in the place of science in public policy.