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Dr Aoife Brophy

Co-lead on Business Models

University of Oxford

Lecturer in Innovation and Enterprise, SSEE and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford 

Aoife Brophy is the co-lead on Business models at CO2RE. She holds a joint appointment as Lecturer in Innovation and Enterprise at the Saïd Business School and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. She studies the role of business in contributing to system transitions for sustainable development and net zero. Her research focuses on new business models and forms of collaboration between different organisations (public, private and non-profit) that are required to support sustainable system transformations.  

Aoife’s work spans a range of contexts including research on utilities in the energy transition, sustainable districts, circular economy, and energy access in sub-Saharan Africa. She was previously a senior researcher at the Group for Sustainability and Technology (SusTec) at ETH in Zurich. She received her PhD from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and her MA from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.