Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources
Richard King
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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.


  • Food security
  • Climate change
  • Resource constraints


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


  • 'Anomaly or augury? Global food prices since 2007', IDS Bulletin 46.6, 2015
  • 'Help Yourself! Food Rights and Responsibilities: Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility', with N Hossain and A Kelbert, Oxfam and Institute of Development Studies, 2014
  • 'Hang Together or Separately? How global cooperation is key to a fair and adequate climate deal at Copenhagen', with A Hill and J Richards, Oxfam, 2009
  • 'Fair Miles: Recharting the food miles map', with KR Chi and J MacGregor, International Institute for Environment and Development, 2009