Ian’s work as Researcher and Policy Associate at the GO Lab is primarily focused on how government can support responsible business practices. With a decade of experience in the Oil & Gas industry, complemented with accomplished political research skills, Ian is engaged in policy research and convening communication between high-profile stakeholders. Prior to joining the GO Lab he worked in a variety of roles at international engineering companies; including Business Development Manager, Commercial Manager, and in a technical leadership role as Director: UK & Eastern Hemisphere.
Ian’s past work has involved dealing directly with energy supermajors in different countries and he has participated in Joint Industry Projects with regulatory and standards bodies. He holds a First Class MA in History and a Distinction MSc in International Relations, both from the University of Glasgow. Ian was awarded the 2008 Cameron Prize in History and has academic, industry, and online publications.
I. Taylor. (2022) Partnerships in place: The Business of Levelling Up, Business in the Community.
I. Taylor, S. Frick, (2022) Research note: insights from resilient cities, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
I. Taylor, (2021) Responsible business: a challenging opportunity, Government Outcomes Lab, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
I. Taylor, (2021), How governments should handle responsible business: big government and big companies have to work together - responsibly, Apolitical
I. Taylor (2018), Perfect pipe repair, World Pipeline Magazine
I. Taylor, (2014), Pipeline problem solving in Iraq, World Pipeline Magazine
I. Taylor, (2013), Supply chain transparency is mutually beneficial, Press & Journal
I. Taylor, (2012), The composol solution to steel sustainability, The Times
I. Taylor (2011), Concerning caisson corrosion, World Pipeline Magazine
I. Taylor, N. Ball, (In Press) The Collaboration Playbook: A Leaders’ Guide to Cross-Sector Collaboration, Whitehall Industry Group/Blavatnik School of Government.
S. Frick, I. Taylor, P. Prenzel, K. Penney, P. Collier, V. Goodstadt, C. Mayer, P. McCann, (2023) Lessons from successful ‘turnaround’ cities for the UK, Resolution Foundation.
I. Taylor, (2023), Turnaround Cities: Anglo-Saxon Case Studies - Insights from Pittsburgh (PA), Newcastle (NSW) and Windsor (Ont.), Government Outcomes Lab, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
I. Taylor, (2023), Wisbech Case Study, Government Outcomes Lab, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
I.Taylor, (2016) Domesday Books? Little Domesday Book Reconsidered in Domesday Now: New Approaches to the Inquest and the Book, The Boydell Press