Professor Richard Bailey

Professor of Environmental Systems

Richard Bailey is a Professor in the School of Geography and the Environment, and Tutorial Fellow and Dean, at St Catherine's College; he is also an Oxford Martin Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School and member of the 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; History of Art (University of Oxford); and a Stipendiary Lectureship in Physical Geography, St Catherine's College.

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 ‘whole-system’ simulator for the development of new approaches to ocean fisheries management. He works closely with a range of governmental/non-governmental/commercial sector organisations, mostly in the EU and US.