The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Ola is a DPhil Candidate at the Department of International Development. Before arriving at Oxford, he completed an MA in International Political Economy (with Distinction) at the University of Warwick. He also holds an MSc and a BEng in Engineering.
He is the Project Coordinator at the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD); and is the Junior Dean at Jesus College. He has worked as Research Assistant at the Said Business School, Oxford Department of International Development and the Blavatnik School of Government. He has experience researching a range of issues including: Conflicts and Peacebuilding, Amnesty and DDR, Labour Standards in Global and Domestic Supply Chains, Banking Regulation in LICs.
He has also worked at Stakeholder Democracy Network, Controls Risks, Aequistas Consulting and HLD Partners.
Ola enjoys playing and watching sports; he played University Football and still plays for his college MCR and JCR teams. He recently joined the university’s boxing team – hoping to represent the squad at future bouts. He also plays noncompetitive squash. He is currently writing up his thesis and expects to submit ‘very soon’.