Kate Roll is a Research Fellow at Saïd Business School and manages the Mutuality in Business Project. Bringing a background in international development, she is particularly interested in inclusive business and the politics of emergent, private sector approaches to poverty reduction. She also serves as a Lecturer in Politics, Somerville College, University of Oxford.
Kate’s current work as part of the Mutuality in Business Project focuses on corporate practices designed to improve the lives of those living in poverty, including the development of new products, efforts to enhance productivity, and the creation of new routes to market. Case research is ongoing or planned in Indonesia, Cote d’Ivoire, and the Philippines, and in the coming year Kate will be conducting experimental work on the impact of micro-financing contracts on entrepreneurial performance in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kate completed her doctorate in Politics, writing her thesis on the reintegration of former guerrillas in Timor-Leste. She also holds an MPhil (distinction) in International Development Studies from the University of Oxford and a BA in International Relations (magna cum laude) from Brown University.
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Executive Education Centre