Team

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  • Thom Wetzer

    Thom Wetzer

    Director, Oxford Sustainable Law Programme; Associate Professor of Law and Finance, Faculty of Law

    Thom is an Associate Professor of Law and Finance at the University of Oxford, and Founding Director of the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme (SLP). At Oxford, he is also affiliated with the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, the Oxford Martin School, and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School.

  • Fredi Otto

    Fredi Otto

    Associate Director Environmental Change Institute (ECI), Associate Professor, Climate Research Programme

    Friederike (Fredi) is associate director of the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, and an Associate Professor in the Global Climate Science Programme. Her main research interest is on extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves and storms, and understanding whether and to what extent these are made more likely or intense due to climate change. She leads several projects understanding the impacts of man-made climate change on natural and social systems with a particular focus on Africa and India.

  • Rupert Stuart-Smith

    Rupert Stuart-Smith

    DPhil candidate focusing on climate change litigation, University of Oxford

    Rupert is a DPhil Candidate at the University of Oxford. With Dr Fredi Otto, Rupert helps to co-ordinate the SLP's research and engagement on climate science and its use in the law. His research focuses on the development of scientific evidence for environmental litigation and methodological advancements in climate change attribution science.


Associates

  • Aisha Saad

    Aisha Saad

    Fellow at the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance

    Aisha is on the SLP management team and directs the Executive Education program. She also takes part in the SLP's research on the legal attribution of climate change.

  • Ellie Mulholland

    Ellie Mulholland

    Director, Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative

    Ellie is Executive Director of the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative (CCLI), where she leads a radical collaboration between partner organisations across the globe, including Oxford University, environmental law charity ClientEarth and commercial law firm MinterEllison.

  • Arjuna Dibley

    Arjuna Dibley

    Doctor of Science of Law Candidate, Stanford University

    Arjuna Dibley is a researcher at the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme and a Graduate-Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance.


Consultants

  • Nanak Narulla

    Nanak Narulla

    Nanak is a lawyer, consultant and Australian Rhodes scholar undertaking an MSc in Environmental Change and Management at the University of Oxford. He is a consultant at the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme. Nanak has worked at the intersection of law and policy in areas relating to climate change, the energy transition and sustainability. He completed his legal training at the Environmental Defenders Office in Sydney, focusing on climate change litigation, deforestation and land rights in Australia and the Pacific. Prior to coming to Oxford, Nanak worked as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group, advising government departments on national energy policy and COVID-19 health responses. His previous academic research has focused on Australian forestry regulation.

  • Caroline Medeiros Rocha Frasson

    Caroline Medeiros Rocha Frasson

    Caroline is a consultant at the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme. She holds a PhD from the University of São Paulo's School of Law. Her research focuses on climate justice and litigation. She worked as a clerk at Brazil's Federal Court in São Paulo. At the SLP, Caroline's work focuses on the identification and design of effective legal interventions to advance sustainability outcomes, in particular around deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.


Visiting Students

  • Elisabeth Schemmer

    Elisabeth Schemmer

    Elisabeth is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability at the Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main and a Visiting Student at the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme. Her research focuses on the integration of sustainability risks and the legal framework for risk management of financial institutions.


Affiliated members