People

Dr Atif Ansar

Programme Director of the MSc in Major Programme Management

Saïd Business School

Atif’s research focuses on delivering major infrastructure and integrated real estate programmes cheaper, faster, and with greater sensitivity to the needs of end-users. He has published on the economic costs of large dams.

E: atif.ansar@bsg.ox.ac.uk
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Dr Cathy Baldwin

Research Affiliate

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Cathy is an applied anthropologist and consultant specialising in the social, cultural and health and well-being aspects of, and effects that communities experience from urban development, planning and infrastructure, environmental management, and adaptation to climate change.

E: cathy.baldwin@anthro.ox.ac.uk
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Professor Chris Ballentine

Chair of Geochemistry

Department of Earth Sciences

Chris is the Chair of Geochemistry in the Department of Earth sciences and has a broad interest in groundwater interaction with hydrocarbon, helium, nitrogen and carbon-dioxide (CO2-sequestration) multiphase systems. He uses noble gas isotopic tracers to understand groundwater residence and the source of geogenic gases. He is the Oxford PI on a 5 year USGS initiative to identify the impact of historical hydrocarbon production on Californian drinking water supplies.

E: chris.ballentine@earth.ox.ac.uk
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Dr Paola Ballon

Honorary Research Associate

School of Geography and the Environment

Paola is a Research Associate at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment and former Researcher in Development Economics of the REACH – Improving Water Security for the Poor programme (DFID, 2015-2022), and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, Oxford University, U.K. She is an econometrician with expertise in the measurement and statistical analysis of multidimensional poverty, female empowerment and water-security.

E: paola.ballon@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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Prof. Rene Bañares-Alcántara

Reader in Engineering Science / Fellow at New College

Department of Engineering Science

Rene’s research interests include the Water-Energy Nexus (technology and policy), decentralised water treatment, and the provision of access to clean water in poor countries.

E: rene.banares@eng.ox.ac.uk
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