Dr. Angela Wilkinson (PhD in Physics) is the Director of the Futures Programmes at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford.
Her interests lie in clarifying and extending the impact and effectiveness of futures studies and interventions. She combines research, practice and education to help groups, organisations and nations to navigate turbulence and unlock action on the messy, seemingly intractable and ‘wicked’ problems that characterize today’s challenges.
Prior to Oxford, Angela spent a decade as a leading member of the Shell scenario team. She has initiated, directed and contributed to over 100 futures-based studies, including several international initiatives, e.g. RiskWorld scenario project, AIDS in Africa, and others.
Angela is also supporting WBCSD’s Vision 2050, aiming at exploring what is ‘on track’ for sustainable development and the role of business in achieving progress