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

    Senior Lecturer in Climate Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London

    Friederike (Fredi) is a Senior Lecturer in Climate Science at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, one of Imperial's six hubs for research, innovation and influence on global challenges. 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.

  • Rupert Stuart-Smith

    Rupert Stuart-Smith

    Research Associate in Climate Science and the Law, Oxford Sustainable Law Programme

    Rupert is a Research Associate at the University of Oxford and 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.

  • Iain Potter

    Iain Potter

    Administrative Support Officer

    Iain supports the project management and day-to-day organisation of the programme and provides administrative assistance to the programme director. He has a background in admin and team support for development organisations and non-profits. Past roles include Fundraising Coordinator for Climate Outreach. Prior to that he worked at Oxfam International and Oxfam GB, including as administrator for OI's global GROW Campaign to build a better food system for all.


Associates

  • 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.


Honorary Research Associates

  • Arjuna Dibley

    Arjuna Dibley

    Director, Pollination

    Arjuna (Arj) is a Director at Pollination, a global climate change advisory and investment firm, where he advises governments, international financial institutions and corporations on climate change law, policy and finance.

  • Aisha Saad

    Aisha Saad

    Earl B. Dickerson Fellow, Instructor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

    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.


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.


Doctoral Students

  • Youcef Rahmani

    Youcef Rahmani

    DPhil Candidate focusing on sustainability service providers

    Youcef is a DPhil in Law candidate at the University of Oxford. His main areas of interest are financial regulation, environmental science and ethical philosophy. Youcef's DPhil focuses on how various financial market participants use sustainability service providers' data and ratings, and how the quality of the latter may be enhanced through regulation to better tackle climate issues.


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