Dr James Henderson is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) and an Honorary Professor at Warwick University. He is also a Visiting Professor at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic and at the College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw, and has lectured on energy economics and security of supply at a number of universities in Europe and the US.
He has worked in the oil and gas sector for US company Amerada Hess, as well as spending time as a consultant and investment banker. Dr Henderson obtained a PhD in Social Sciences from London University in 2010.
He has produced numerous papers on the global energy economy and has published three books on Russian energy – ‘The Russian Gas Matrix: How Markets are Driving Change’ (OUP, 2014, co-edited), ‘International Partnership in Russia’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and most recently ‘The Globalisation of Russian Gas: Political and Commercial Catalysts’ (2020, Edward Elgar, with Arild Moe).
Dr Henderson’s current areas of research include global environmental diplomacy and the COP process, the role of hydrocarbon producing countries and companies in the energy transition, the future of nuclear energy as a source of decarbonisation and the geopolitics of energy transition.