Graduate Students

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:

Michael 't Sas-Rolfes

Michael 't Sas-Rolfes

Conserving Africa's rhinos and elephants: geography, economics and policy
Supervisors: Dr Dustin Garrick; Prof. Robert Hahn;

Galina Alova

Galina Alova

The future of incumbent electricity companies in the low-carbon power generation market: an asset-level approach
Supervisors: Prof. Cameron Hepburn; Dr Ben Caldecott;

Pablo Astudillo-Estévez

Pablo Astudillo-Estévez

Path dependence, reinforcement mechanisms and economic complexity in commodity-exporting countries
Supervisor: Prof. Gordon L. Clark;

Micol Chiesa

Micol Chiesa

Do firms forget about the environment? Evidence from publicly listed corporations
Supervisors: Prof. Gordon L. Clark; Dr Caitlin McElroy;

Alex Clark

Alex Clark

Stranded assets? Public management of fossil fuel assets in the international system
Supervisors: Prof. Cameron Hepburn; Dr Ben Caldecott;

Theodor Cojoianu

Theodor Cojoianu

Environmental investment strategies across the investment value chain: addressing the investment gap in clean technologies - from asset owners to entrepreneurs
Supervisor: Prof. Gordon L. Clark;

Paulo de Souza

Paulo de Souza

Can society and corporations share the same perspective on sustainability? Should they?
Supervisor: Prof. Gordon L. Clark;

Safa Fanaian

Safa Fanaian

Rivers and cities: exploring their complex water-risk and its governance
Supervisor: Dr Dustin Garrick;

Alexander Fischer

Alexander Fischer

Risk Narratives and Institutional Responses: Charting the Evolution of Unregulated Drinking Water Services in Rural Bangladesh, 1972-2016
Supervisor: Prof. Rob Hope;

Krister Koskelo

Krister Koskelo

Incorporating the costs of physical climate risks: A portfolio analysis approach
Supervisor: Dr Ben Caldecott;

Lucas Kruitwagen

Lucas Kruitwagen

The role of disclosure in the management of environment-related risks in the investment value chain
Supervisors: Prof. Cameron Hepburn; Dr Ben Caldecott;

Yangsiyu Lu

Yangsiyu Lu

How does environmental policy impact firms? Evidence from China
Supervisors: Prof. Cameron Hepburn; Dr Jacquelyn Pless;

Marcel Metzner

Marcel Metzner

Taking Planetary Boundaries Seriously: The Role of Accounting Practices in Corporate Climate Change Mitigation
Supervisor: Dr Caitlin McElroy;

Saskia Nowicki

Saskia Nowicki

The risk assessment imperative for ‘safe’ drinking water: traversing the technology-policy-management nexus to secure clean water supply
Supervisor: Dr Katrina Charles;

Ashim Paun

Ashim Paun

Efficacy in national policy frameworks for a post-oil era
Supervisors: Prof. Gordon L. Clark; Dr Ben Caldecott;

Rebecca Peters

Rebecca Peters

Socio-legal approaches to regulate urban river water security in South Asia
Supervisor: Prof. Rob Hope;

Anton Pichler

Anton Pichler

The impact of economic networks on technological change
Supervisor: Prof. Cameron Hepburn; Prof Doyne Farmer, Oxford Martin School

Ian Robertson

Ian Robertson

A Framework for Responsible Investment, with particular focus on proxy voting
Supervisor: Prof. Gordon L. Clark; Prof Professor Jonathan Michie, Professor of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, Continuing Education

Xuanyi Sheng

Xuanyi Sheng

The governance and management of public-private partnerships bringing together stakeholders in the realization of complex engineering projects - One Belt One Road Initiative
Supervisor: Prof. Gordon L. Clark;

Ranu Sinha

Ranu Sinha

Pathways to Water Security: Evaluating the impacts of irrigation investments in Madhya Pradesh, India
Supervisors: Prof. Rob Hope; Prof. Simon Dadson;

Jesper Svensson

Jesper Svensson

Water allocation and collective action in China: state, market and community responses to scarcity and freshwater variability
Supervisor: Dr Dustin Garrick;

Charles Wight

Charles Wight

Scarcity and Scale: Designing Water Markets for People and the Environment
Supervisor: Dr Dustin Garrick;