Dr Paul Oldham

Honorary Researcher

Research Interests

Dr. Paul Oldham is a social anthropologist specialising in issues surrounding the human rights of indigenous peoples and biodiversity. Paul trained at Lancaster University (B.A. Hons.), Cambridge University (M.Phil.) and carried out doctoral research at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Paul has carried out extensive fieldwork with the Piaroa (Wothïha) in the Venezuelan Amazon and in 1993 worked to establish the Regional Organisation of Indigenous Peoples of Amazonas (ORPIA) for whom he continues to serve as an independent adviser. Between 1996 and 1999 Paul served as the Convenor of the Masters Programme in Environmental Issues at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. In 1999 Paul turned to international policy work as a member of the Forest Peoples Programme and later at the Secretariat of the International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests. In 2002 Paul returned to academia as a member of the Anthropology Department at the University of Durham before joining CESAGen in 2003 to work on the flagship project Indigenous Peoples and Globalisation of Genomics in Amazonia.

Dr. Oldham's research interests principally focus on the rights of indigenous peoples and the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. Dr. Oldham is a regular participant in events under the Convention and serves on the Advisory Board of the International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) in relation to this issue.

Mapping the landscape of climate engineering
Oldham, P., Szerszynski, B., Stilgoe, J., Brown, C., Eacott, B., Yuille, A. 02/2015 In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A. 372, 2031, p. 1-20. 20 p.
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Biopiracy and the Bioeconomy.
Oldham, P. 2007 In: New Genetics, New Social Formations. London: Routledge 114 p. ISBN: 0-415-39323-X.
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Global status and trends in intellectual property claims: patent dataset for biodiversity.
Oldham, P., Cutter, A.M. 09/2006 In: Genomics, Society and Policy. 2, 2, p. 92-202. 111 p.
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Mapping Global Status and Trends in Patent Activity for Biological and Genetic Material.
Oldham, P., Cutter, A.M. 1/08/2006 In: Genomics, Society and Policy. 2, 2, p. 62-91. 30 p.
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Biodiversity and the patent system : towards international indicators. Submission to the executive secretary of the convention on biological diversity.
Oldham, P. 2006 In: Global status and Trends Intell. Prop. Claims. 3, p. 1-88. 88 p.
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Global status and trends in intellectual property claims: microorganisms.
Oldham, P. 11/2004 In: Global Status and Trends in Intellectual Property Claims. 2
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Global status and trends in intellectual property claims: genomics, proteomics and biotechnology.
Oldham, P. 10/2004 In: Global Status & Trends in Intellectual Property Claims. 1
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Towards an international regime on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing.
Oldham, P. 2004 In: Bulletin of the Canadian Indigenous Biodiversity Network.
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Representación y organización politíca moderna de los indígenas de Amazonas: una re-evaluación.
Oldham, P. 2003 In: Caminos cruzados: ensayos en antropología social, etnoecología y etnoeducación. Paris : IRD p. 165-195. 31 p. ISBN: 2709915154.
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