After several years of commercial experience in senior management, Natalie moved back to academia and Oxford where she pursues her interests in the interaction of law, finance and economics, with a primary focus on China. At Oxford, Natalie works as a Law Fellow at St John’s College, a Lecturer in Private Law at the Faculty of Law, and a Law and Finance Associate at the China Centre. She joined Oxford Analytica as an external expert on Chinese law, finance and economy in 2015.
Natalie previously held posts and visiting posts at the University of Cambridge, University of Wuhan, University of Sydney, Columbia University in New York, and others. She also regularly acts as a consultant in China-related commercial disputes and cooperates as an external expert with governments as well as national and international bodies.
Natalie has recently been appointed as a chair of the enforcement of judgments and orders across boundaries at the Courts of the Future Forum, a forward-looking division of the Dubai International Financial Centre. Her work in the DIFC builds on her experience and expertise from China where she lived, researched and advised on problems that face companies in financial distress and on issues relating to further expansion and amelioration of business environment in China. Her proposals (contained in a report that was submitted to the Chinese government as a part of the Rule of Law Reform Project) are currently being implemented in China. As a part of the ongoing reform, Natalie has also participated in many workshops and roundtables around the world and hosted a number of academic, political, commercial, and judicial delegations in Oxford.
Natalie holds a DPhil and an MSc in Law and Finance from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Law, Arabic and Chinese from the University of Nottingham.