Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources
Richard King

Contact information

+44 (0)20 7314 2768


Richard King is a research fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources (EER) Department 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.

Areas of expertise

  • Food security
  • Climate change
  • Resource constraints

Past experience

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