Professor Graeme Dinwoodie
Director of the Centre

Graeme Dinwoodie holds the Chair in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at the University of Oxford. Prior to taking up the IP Chair at Oxford, he was the Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and he also held a Chair in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary College, University of London. Professor Dinwoodie is also a Fellow at St Peter's College. Faculty Profile

Professor Christine Greenhalgh

Christine Greenhalgh is the Economics Research Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre. She is also Professor of Applied Economics (Emeritus Faculty) at the Department of Economics, and an Emeritus Fellow at St Peter’s College. Although recently retired from teaching at Oxford, she is continuing to participate in and co-direct a number of research projects. Professor Greenhalgh undertakes research in the field of the economics of innovation, intellectual property (IP) and technological change. Her work has included studies of the ownership and value of IP assets in small and large UK firms operating in both the manufacturing and services sectors. Department Profile

Dr Carolyn Deere-Birkbeck

Carolyn Deere-Birkbeck is a Senior Researcher and Trade Project Director for the Global Economic Governance Programme at the Department of Politics. She is also a Research Scholar at University College. Her research interests include global trade governance, global political economy of intellectual property law and policy, global governance of knowledge and political economy of international trade and sustainable development. Department Website

Dr Dev Gangjee

Dev Gangjee joined Oxford in 2013 as a University Lecturer in Intellectual Property within the Law Faculty as well as a Tutorial Fellow at St Hilda's College. He is also Director of the Oxford Diploma in IP Law and Practice. Prior to this, he was a senior lecturer at the London School of Economics (2005-2013). Dev is a graduate of the National Law School of India and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has acted in an advisory capacity for national governments, law firms, international organisations and the European Commission on IP issues.

Dev's research focuses broadly on Intellectual Property (IP), but with a special emphasis on Branding and Trade Marks, Geographical Indications and Copyright law. Additional research interests include the history and political economy of IP, collective and open innovation, and the interface between IP and theories of development. He is presently an Academic Member of the Oxford IP Research Centre and a Research Affiliate with IP Osgoode, Canada. He is also an Editorial Board member of the Modern Law Review and co-editor for its Legislation and Reports Section.

Dr Roya Ghafele

Dr. Ghafele is a Research Fellow at the Novak Druce Centre for Professional Services Firms situated within the Said Business School. She also runs consulting firm, Oxfirst Ltd, which advises on economics of innovation.

From 2002 to 2007 she worked as an Economist with the United Nation’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In this role she offered strategic advice on Intellectual Property, Trade and Innovation to Governments in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In 2000 she started her career with the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where she moved from a five year long experience as a ballet dancer.

Dr Ghafele was trained at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, the Sorbonne and Vienna University. Her Ph.D. on ‘Globalization, Francophone Africa and the WTO’ was awarded the Theodor Koerner Research Prize by the President of the Republic of Austria. During the course of her studies she was four times awarded the Vienna University Grant for Excellence in Studies.She is fluent in German, English, French, Italian and Persian. Department Website

Lord Hoffmann

Lord Hoffmann is currently Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law following his retirement as a Law Lord in April 2009. He teaches on the final year undergraduate course on Patents. 

Dr Emily Hudson

Dr Hudson joined the Fauclty of Law in January 2012 as Career Development Fellow in Intellectual Property (with association with St Peter's College). Website

Javier Lezaun

Javier Lezaun is James Martin Lecturer in Science and Technology Governance and Deputy Director of the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS). He currently directs BioProperty, an ERC-funded research project on property rights in the life sciencest. Website

Professor Viktor Mayer-Shönberger

Viktor Mayer-Shönberger is the Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute. He is also a Fellow at Keble College. Website

Professor Ansgar Ohly

Ansgar Ohly is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law. He holds a Chair in civil law, intellectual property and competition law at the University of Munich. His fields of research are all areas of intellectual property law, unfair competition law and the law of privacy and publicity, with a special focus on European harmonisation and on the comparison between civil law and common law systems. Website

Dr Robert Pitkethly

Robert Pitkethly is an Official Fellow and Tutor of Management at St Peter’s College, a member of the Faculty of Management and a UK and European Patent Attornery. His current research interests bridge the fields of strategic management and intellectual property and include managerial aspects of intellectual property policy. Personal Website

Past OIPRC Directors

Dr. Justine Pila, Interim Director 2007-2009

Professor Christine Greenhalgh, Economics Research Director 2007-2009

Professor David Vaver, Director 1998 - 2007

Professor Peter Hayward, Founding Director