Our external expert

Dr Roya Ghafele has been the Director of OxFirst, a spin-off from Oxford University, since 2011. In addition, she has held senior academic positions with Oxford University since 2008; following stints at Harvard and U.C. Berkeley. Until September 2015, she also held an Assistant Professorship in IP Law with the School of Law at Edinburgh University. Prior to that, she worked for 5 years as an Economist with the U.N.’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the OECD.

She started her career with McKinsey, where she moved from a five year long experience as a ballet dancer. Her Ph.D. was awarded the Theodor Koerner Research Prize by the President of the Republic of Austria. Dr Ghafele was trained at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, the Sorbonne and Vienna University. She is fluent in German, English, French, Italian and Persian. Her research interests include IP valuation, IP driven growth, IP audits and IP & Open Innovation.

18 April 2018: Adopting an IP Assets Perspective

Session 1: Adopting an IP Assets Perspective is the kick-off of our new webinar series "IP as a business asset".

09 May 2018: IP strategy under an Open Innovation Paradigm

Session 2 of our new webinar series "IP as a business asset": IP Management under an Open Innovation Paradigm.

28 May 2018: The 10 pitfalls of Accounting for IP

Session 3 of our new webinar series: The 10 pitfalls of accounting for IP and what to do about it.