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People Dr Richard Bailey

Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Sustainable Oceans


Associate Professor in Geochronology

Richard Bailey is an Associate Professor in the School of Geography and the Environment, and Tutorial Fellow, and Dean, at St Catherine's College; he is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (Oxford) and member of the Oxford Biodiversity Institute. He started off academically in geoscience, and moved in to applied physics as a post-graduate at University of London. He has previously held academic positions in Royal Holloway University of London, St John's College and the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art (University of Oxford).

Richard's current research interests are in the dynamics of natural environmental systems and in human-environment interactions, and the central themes that connect these interests are ‘sustainability’ and ‘resilience’. He uses both theoretical (analytical and numerical modelling) and empirical data analyses and is currently heavily involved in building a ‘while-system’ simulator for the development of new approaches to ocean fisheries management. He works closely with a range of governmental/non-governmental/commercial sector organizations, mostly in the EU and US.