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Who we are

CO2RE comprises a highly-motivated multidisciplinary team of some of the UK’s leading academic experts on GGR, with exceptional publication and project successes. Our programme is backed by seven institutions and led by the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. 

Our team

Prof Cameron Hepburn

Prof Cameron Hepburn

Position - Principal Investigator

Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE), and Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Oxford  Read more

Dr Steve Smith

Dr Steve Smith

Position - Executive Director

Executive Director of CO2RE and the Oxford Net Zero initiative. Read more

Prof Myles Allen

Prof Myles Allen

Position - Lead on National and International Research Engagement

Professor of Geosystem Science, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford    Read more

Johanna Arlinghaus

Johanna Arlinghaus

Position - Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment Read more

Dr Elizabeth Baldwin

Dr Elizabeth Baldwin

Position - Co-lead on Economic Policies & Incentives

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Oxford   Read more

Dr Rob Bellamy

Dr Rob Bellamy

Position - Lead on Responsible Innovation & Societal Engagement

Lecturer in Climate and Society, Department of Geography, University of Manchester  Read more

Prof Sanja Bogojević

Prof Sanja Bogojević

Position - Co-lead on Governance, Legal & Ethical Factors

Professor of Law, Lady Margaret Hall and Faculty of Law, University of Oxford  Read more

Dr Aoife Brophy

Dr Aoife Brophy

Position - Co-lead on Business Models

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

Dr Isabela Butnar

Dr Isabela Butnar

Position - Lead on GGR Evaluation Framework, and Synthesis & Decision Support

Senior Research Fellow in Bioenergy Systems, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources  Read more

Dr Emily Cox

Dr Emily Cox

Position - Researcher on Responsible Innovation & Societal Engagement

Research Associate, School of Psychology, Cardiff University and Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford  Read more

Lushanya Dayathilake

Lushanya Dayathilake

Position - Research Affiliate

Research Affiliate, CO2RE Hub Read more

Prof Paul Ekins

Prof Paul Ekins

Position - Co-lead on Portfolio of Policy Options

Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, UCL  Read more

Prof Sam Fankhauser

Prof Sam Fankhauser

Position - Co-lead on Economic Policies & Incentives

Professor of Climate Economics and Policy, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford  Read more

Dr Siyu Feng

Dr Siyu Feng

Position - Research Associate

Siyu Feng works as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on economic policies and incentives at CO2RE Read more

Navraj Singh Ghaleigh

Navraj Singh Ghaleigh

Position - Co-lead on Governance, Legal & Ethical Factors and Lead for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, University of Edinburgh  Read more

Alyssa Gilbert

Alyssa Gilbert

Position - Lead on Engagement

Director of Policy and Translation, Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London  Read more

Prof Stuart Haszeldine

Prof Stuart Haszeldine

Position - Lead on Policy, Business & Governance

Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, University of Edinburgh  Read more

George Hope

George Hope

Position - Communications Manager

George ensures effective communication of high impact research and engagement to the Programme’s key target audiences. Read more

Dr Jo House

Dr Jo House

Position - Lead on Monitoring, Reporting & Verification and Socio-ecological Systems

Reader in Environmental Science and Policy, University of Bristol  Read more

Umme Imani

Umme Imani

Position - Project Assistant

Umme Hani Imani is the Project Assistant for CO2RE, based at the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford. She is part of the project's core research support team, working to implement key systems and ... Read more

Dr John Lynch

Dr John Lynch

Position - Research Associate on Socio-ecological Systems

John Lynch is an environmental scientist studying the carbon sequestration potential of different land-uses, and associated environmental and socioeconomic co-benefits or trade-offs. He has a background in ecology and agricultural ... Read more

Prof Niall Mac Dowell

Prof Niall Mac Dowell

Position - Lead on Systems Modelling of GGR

Professor of Future Energy Systems, Imperial College London  Read more

Dr Justin Macinante

Dr Justin Macinante

Position - Research Affiliate

Research Affiliate, CO2RE Hub Read more

Mikal Mast

Mikal Mast

Position - Hub Manager

Mikal is responsible for the smooth running of the project, including coordination of the Hub research support team. Read more

Dr Eleni Michalopoulou

Position - Research Associate on Monitoring, Reporting & Verification

Research Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York  Read more

Prof Michael Obersteiner

Prof Michael Obersteiner

Position - Lead on Decision Support Tools

Director, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford  Read more

Dr Clare Richardson-Barlow

Dr Clare Richardson-Barlow

Position - Co-lead on Business Models

Lecturer in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds Read more

Dr Sue Rodway-Dyer

Dr Sue Rodway-Dyer

Position - Senior Research Fellow on Monitoring, Reporting & Verification

Senior Research Fellow on Monitoring, Reporting & Verification Read more

Dr Paul Rouse

Dr Paul Rouse

Position - Flexible Fund Manager

Paul is responsible for running the Programme’s Flexible Fund, which will support work to address research and engagement gaps in GGR. Read more

Prof Nathalie Seddon

Prof Nathalie Seddon

Position - Lead on Socio-ecological Systems

Professor of Biodiversity, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford  Read more

Dr Joseph Stemmler

Dr Joseph Stemmler

Position - Research Associate

Joseph is a postdoctoral research associate in the CO2RE Hub at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University. He also holds additional affiliations with Oxford Net Zero, the Institute of New Economic ... Read more

Luka Štrubelj

Luka Štrubelj

Position - Research affiliate

Reseach Affiliate, CO2RE Hub Read more

Anna-Marie Sturrock

Anna-Marie Sturrock

Position - Events Manager

Anna is the Events Manager for the International Conference on Negative CO2 Emissions 2024, hosted by CO2RE, based at the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford. Read more

Prof Richard Templer

Prof Richard Templer

Position - Lead on Commissioning of Small Grants (Flexible Fund)

Director of Innovation, Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London  Read more

Astha Wagle

Astha Wagle

Position - Research Assistant on Business Models

Research Assistant on Business Models Read more

Dr Laurie Waller

Dr Laurie Waller

Position - Researcher on Responsible Innovation & Societal Engagement

Research Associate, Department of Geography, University of Manchester  Read more

Dr Philippa Westbury

Dr Philippa Westbury

Position - Stakeholder Manager

Philippa helps facilitate two-way engagement between the Hub’s researchers and the broader Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) community. Read more

Dr Mark Workman

Dr Mark Workman

Position - Co-lead on Business & Industry Engagement

Affiliate Researcher, Imperial College London  Read more

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