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Dr Chris Decker

Associate Fellow

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Chris Decker’s research focuses on the economic regulation of the utility sectors. This has included studies examining the prospects for competition in the water industry and the reform of the abstractions regime in England and Wales. He was involved in the development of pricing principles for water charging for the Australian National Water Commission, and has researched issues relating to the design of access, exit and termination fees for water systems.

E: christopher.decker@csls.ox.ac.uk
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Tess Doeffinger

DPhil - REACH

School of Geography and the Environment

Tess is a DPhil working on the Bangladesh stream of the REACH programme. Her research focuses on decision-making under uncertainty, with a particular interest in the value of information in adaptive delta management for the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta.
Supervisor: Prof Jim Hall

E: tess.doeffinger@stx.ox.ac.uk

Barnaby Dye

DPhil Researcher

Department of Politics and International Relations

Barnaby’s research seeks to interrogate the resurgence of hydropower, asking why and how this is happening. It considers three representative cases of recent hydropower projects in Rwanda and Tanzania: the Nyabarongo, Rusumo and Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower projects. Through these cases, his thesis explores a range of financiers and builders in this phase of hydropower, including actors from India, the World Bank and Brazil respectively.

E: barnaby.dye@regents.ox.ac.uk

Dr Ellen Dyer

Postdoc - REACH

School of Geography and the Environment

Ellen leads on East African climate science for the REACH programme. Her research interests focus on the regional teleconnections of African precipitation, specifically in the Sahel and Congo Basin regions.

E: ellen.dyer@ouce.ox.ac.uk

Safa Fanaian

DPhil Researcher

Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment

Safa’s doctoral research seeks to explore the possibilities for effective governance and management in the transboundary Yarlung Tsango-Brahmaputra-Jamuna River Basin while navigating trade-offs for policy, environment, civil society and enterprise. Safa seeks to blend practical realities with theoretical understanding. Supervisor Dr. Dustin Garrick.

E: safa.fanaian@some.ox.ac.uk
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