The Team

Developed by Oxford Policy Management (OPM), the Fellowship aims to improve policy outcomes for low income countries by providing governments with a source of specialist international expertise.

The core Fellowship team is comprised of the Executive Director, Director, Programme Manager, Programme Coordinator, Impact and Learning Coordinator and a part-time MEL team. The team benefits from expert inputs from across OPM’s business operations.


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Mark Henstridge

Executive Director

Mark Henstridge is Executive Director of the Oxford Policy Fellowship. He provides strategic advice to the Fellowship programme team. He is also Chief Economist at Oxford Policy Management, where he is responsible for setting the direction of the firm’s work in development economics.

Alastair Bradstock

Programme Director

Alastair Bradstock is responsible for leading the Oxford Policy Fellowship programme. He has 30 years’ experience working in international development. He has a PhD and has lived and worked in LMICs for six years. His interests include: natural resource management, climate change adaptation, land reform, public health, capacity building and policy making.

Jodie Elms

Programme Coordinator

Jodie is the Fellowship's Programme Coordinator. She supports the running of the programme, particularly the logistics and financial management. Jodie assists the Programme Manager in the recruitment of new Fellows, in the delivery of the pre-deployment training to new Fellows and in supporting Fellows whilst in post. She is experienced in project support and has previously worked in tech project coordination.

Matilda Eriksson

Learning and Impact Coordinator

Matilda is the Fellowship's Learning and Impact Coordinator. She is responsible for coordinating the Fellowship's monitoring and learning activities and the Annual Meeting. Matilda is also developing and delivering the Fellowship’s communication strategy. She is experienced in project development and has previously worked in humanitarian aid and migration.

Kelly Casey

Qualitative Lead

Kelly serves as the Qualitative Lead for the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning team. She is responsible for organizing and conducting qualitative data collection and analysis with Fellows and Government Partners. Additionally, Kelly writes learning pieces for the OPF. She has experience in monitoring and evaluation, education, and gender.

Martina Garcia Aisa

Quantitative Lead

Martina is the quantitative Research Lead for the MEL team. She is responsible for the design and implementation of quantitative data collection and analysis within the Fellowship. She specialises Quantitative Impact Evaluation approaches, and also has experience with mixed-methods,  theory-based evaluations, the operationalisation of M&E systems for complex programmes.