Carolyn Deere Birkbeck

Dr. Carolyn Deere Birkbeck is a Senior Researcher at the Global Economic Governance Programme at the University of Oxford where she conducts research on global economic governance. Dr. Deere Birkbeck is also the founder and Chair of the Board of Directors of Intellectual Property Watch – the world’s leading news service on international intellectual property policy debates. In 2011, she was the lead author of the first independent External Review of WIPO’s assistance to developing countries, called for by the organisation’s Member States as part of the WIPO Development Agenda. She was then commissioned by WIPO to conduct an External Review of the WIPO Academy, which was completed in early 2013. Dr. Deere Birkbeck previously served as an Assistant Director at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, where she was responsible for its grant making on intellectual property, trade and development, and was the Manager of the Congressional Staff Forum on International Development at the Overseas Development Council in Washington, D.C. Dr. Deere Birkbeck holds a DPhil in International Relations (University College, Oxford) and an MA in International Relations (Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)). Her publications include The World Intellectual Property Organization: A Reference Guide (Edward Elgar Press, 2016) and The Implementation Game: The TRIPS Agreement and the Global Politics of Intellectual Property Reform in Developing Countries (Cambridge University Press, 2008)..

Carolyn Deere Birkbeck