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Julian Cottee

Programme Manager, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship


Julian is the Programme Manager for Research and Insights at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. His mission is to strengthen and expand the research activities of the Skoll Centre, to disseminate research findings to generate maximum impact, and to help researchers and social entrepreneurs to actively connect and collaborate to address global social and environmental challenges.

Julian was previously at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where he worked on participatory scenario planning and stakeholder engagement for sustainable food, energy and water systems. Prior to that he was a consultant with 3Keel, an advisory firm specialised in responsible business and resilient natural resource supply chains.

Julian was co-founder and retail director at community-owned social enterprise Cultivate, and co-founder of Good Food Oxford, the city’s sustainable food network. He has an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences and an MSc in Environmental Policy. Julian is interested in understanding the ecologies of change in complex systems and building effective collaborations for transformation.