Dr Richard Bailey

Senior Research Fellow

Associate Professor in Geochronology, Oxford School of Geography & the Environment, University of Oxford

Richard Bailey


Richard Bailey is an Associate Professor in the School of Geography and the Environment, and the Dean of St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. His research interests are in the dynamics of natural environmental systems and human-environment interactions over a range of timescales and contexts. A broad range of research methods are used in this work, including numerical modelling, empirical field methods and laboratory analysis. Much of Richard’s work is influenced by Complex Systems research, particularly in regard to modelling human-environmental systems. Current projects include: Landscape stability and human/environment interactions in the drylands of southern Africa; Landscape stability in post-settlement Iceland; Resilience in Ecological networks; Environmental sustainability and social justice in South Africa; Systems-based approaches to managing the ecology and economics of fisheries.