Owen Grafham

Assistant Director, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme


Since joining Chatham House in May 2014, Owen has worked on a range of international energy and climate related projects, and currently leads Chatham House's influential research on energy provision for displaced populations. He also manages the programme’s work on climate security and cascading climate risks.

Prior to joining Chatham House, Owen spent two years at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD). He has also worked in Hong Kong and Khartoum, as well as London.

Owen has a BA in Politics and Literature from the University of York and an MSc in African Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

He is the editor of Energy Access and Forced Migration, published by Routledge in 2019 as part of the Routledge Energy Transitions series. He has also sat on technical advisory boards for a number of academic projects, including recent ESRC and EPSRC funded work conducted by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Coventry.

Past experience

2018-20 Department Manager, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House
2017-18 Project Manager, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House
2014-17 Coordinator, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House
2012-14 Projects Coordinator, Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)