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Dr. Richardson-Barlow speaking in Seoul, Republic of Korea

Dr. Clare Richardson-Barlow is a political economist and energy policy expert focused on the Asia-Pacific region. She is a research specialist with experience in international policy research organizations and multi-stakeholder research and program management. Dr. Richardson-Barlow is currently a non-resident fellow at the National Bureau of Asian Research and a Research Fellow & Instructor in East Asian regional political economy at the University of Leeds.

Dr. Richardson-Barlow is an experienced research coordinator and leader in international policy exchange with diverse government & civil society organisations through the Asia-Pacific. She is accomplished in team leadership, international exchange facilitation & international event coordination and has extensive experience managing research programs, publications, & international conferences for projects focused on global policy issues.48950239141_D17FED2A03_O

Prior to joining the University of Leeds Dr. Richardson-Barlow worked for many years at international policy research organisations in Washington, D.C., including the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). As Assistant Director for Trade, Economic & Energy Affairs at NBR Dr. Richardson-Barlow oversaw a global network of 3,000 authors & contributors and led research and government affiliated trips throughout Asia, conducted expert briefings for US congressional representatives, developed and managed industry partners, as well as directed policy programming and research development for regional and global energy initiatives.   She has contributed to multiple policy publications, managed the content and execution of a variety of high level conferences and research programs, and contributed to two book publications, multiple policy reports, and many articles written on energy and trade topics. She is a frequent contributor to news outlets and provides expertise to a variety of governments, public policy programs, and international events with an extensive network through the Asia-Pacific and Europe.

NBR Ma photo

Dr. R-B with then Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou.

Dr. Richardson-Barlow has experience leading expert research groups on international research trips, as well as studying, traveling and working independently in multiple foreign countries. Dr. Richardson-Barlow holds a PhD in East Asian Studies & Sustainability Research from the University of Leeds. She has an MA in International Development & Public Policy from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and she holds a BA in Politics and Chinese from Pacific University in Oregon, USA. Today she is based out of Leeds, United Kingdom.


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