Dr Kate Roll is a political scientist interested in vulnerability, with a particular focus on the factors that enable people in poverty to gain greater social and economic security. Her multi-disciplinary work brings together politics and policy, business ethics, and development studies.
At IIPP, Dr Roll serves as an Assistant Professor in Innovation, Development and Purpose. Prior to joining IIPP, she was based at the University of Oxford, where she was a faculty member at the Saïd Business School, contributing to the strategy and innovation curriculum, and ran the Mutuality in Business Project, a large multi-year research partnership on responsible business.
Dr Roll is currently developing a new stream of research, which will extend her work on private sector approaches to development by critically examining the emergent field of social innovation and ‘technology for good.’
Dr Roll holds a DPhil in Politics (2015) and an MPhil in International Development Studies (2011; distinction) from the University of Oxford.