Richard King

Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Society Centre

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Richard King is a research fellow in the Environment and Society Programme at Chatham House. He works on issues related to the sustainable uses of, and trade in, food, water, energy, and mineral resources.

Prior to joining Chatham House, Richard was deputy head of research at Oxfam GB where he focused on issues related to economic, environmental, and social justice. He specialized in food and rural livelihoods, particularly in the contexts of climate change, resource constraints and market volatility. He has an MSc in Economics and Management of International Development from the University of Manchester and a BSc in Geography from the University of Durham.

Past experience

2015 Deputy Head of Research, Oxfam GB
2007-14 Policy Research Adviser, Oxfam GB
2005-06 MSc Economics and Management of International Development, University of Manchester
2003-04 Project Development Officer and Researcher, Integrated Rural Development Foundation of the Philippines
2001-05 BSc Geography, University of Durham