Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme
Nigel Gould-Davies

Contact information


Nigel Gould-Davies teaches at Mahidol University in Thailand. From 2010-13 he held senior government relations roles in the international energy industry in Central Asia and Southeast Asia.

From 2000-10 he served in the British Foreign Office, where his roles included ambassador to Belarus, head of the economic department in Moscow, and project director in the Strategy Unit of the Policy Planning Directorate.

Dr Gould-Davies is widely published on International Relations and Soviet/post-Soviet affairs. He received his BA and MPhil from Oxford University and his PhD from Harvard University.

Areas of expertise

  • Russia domestic policy
  • Russian foreign policy
  • International energy politics
  • Politics of Southeast Asia

Past experience

2014 - present

Lecturer and Programme Coordinator in International Relations, Mahidol University, Thailand

2014Visiting Professor in International Relations, Yangon University (for Johns Hopkins University)
2013-14Head of Policy and Corporate Affairs, Southeast Asia, BG Group


Vice President, Policy and Corporate Affairs Central Asia, BG Group


Project Director, Strategy Unit, Foreign and Commonwealth Office


British Ambassador to Belarus


Head of Economic Department, British Embassy, Moscow


Senior Research Analyst, Foreign and Commonwealth Office


Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Oxford University