Aoife Haney

Aoife Brophy Haney

Departmental Research Lecturer in Innovation and Enterprise


Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Aoife’s research focuses on the connections between technological, organisational and institutional change related to sustainability, with a particular interest in new technologies related to energy and buildings.

Her position is a joint one between the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the School of Geography and Environment, and Saïd Business School. 

Prior to joining Saïd Business School, Aoife was a senior researcher at the Group for Sustainability and Technology (SusTec) at ETH in Zurich. Aoife received her PhD from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and her MA from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

Before her PhD, Aoife worked as a research assistant with the Energy Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge, where she was involved in several research and consulting projects for industry, the World Bank and for the UK Government.


Aoife has two current streams of work.

  1. Cognition at different levels (individual, organisational and field)
  2. How new interdependent technologies affect learning and organising


Making it personal: Developing sustainability leaders in business(opens in new window)

Journal article  |  Organization and Environment  | 
  • Aoife Haney,
  • Z Arden,
  • J Pope
  • Aoife Brophy Haney
  • D Balakrishnan,
  • AB Haney,
  • J Meuer

53 Interesting Ways to Communicate Your Research

Book  |  The Professional and Higher Partnership  | 
  • AB Haney,
  • I Daly
  • MG Pollitt,
  • A Brophy Haney
See more publications


Aoife has engaged with industry in a number of ways.

She has conducted interviews with different organisations involved in sustainable buildings and she continues to engage in dialogue with industry partners to share the emerging results of her work. Aoife has also attended and spoken at events for green entrepreneurs, for example at the Impact Hub in Zurich on the topic of sustainable communities and districts.


Aoife's teaching is as follows:

She teaches Corporate Environmental Management for the MBA programme and for the MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance at the School of Geography and the Environment.