Raoul is an economist with fifteen years' experience consulting in the UK and Australia. Originally trained as a development economist, Raoul now specialises in health related evaluations and in the economics of the performing arts.
In Australia, Raoul has contributed to a range of evaluations including those of the National Preventative Health R&D Flagship at CSIRO, the Australian Choreographic Centre, the Anglo-Australian Observatory, the Impact of Australian Marine Parks, Rural R&D Corporations, the Cultural Facilities Corporation in the ACT, and a multi-purpose performing arts centre as well as a fishing cooperative in regional NSW.
Raoul has also developed and implemented novel approaches to valuing emerging technologies such as biotechnology and spatial information technology. He has applied his skills to value diverse inputs, costs, outputs, outcomes and programs including biosecurity, soil information, Aboriginal ear health, invasive species, cervical screening, biodiversity, and theatre programming. Much of this experience was acquired whilst employed as a Senior Consultant with ACIL Tasman Pty Ltd, one of Australia's larger specialist economics consulting firms.
Prior to migrating to Australia in 2003, Raoul was Senior Economist with LMC International, an Oxford-based consulting firm specialising in the analysis of global agricultural commodity markets; and prior to this, he was an economics tutor at Oxford University and a lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.
Raoul holds an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University, an MA in Development Economics from Sussex University, and a First Class BA (Hons) in Economics from St Stephen's College, Delhi University. Outside consulting, his passion is in the performing arts - Raoul was the recipient of a UK Government Dance and Drama Award which allowed him to become a professionally trained actor (ArtsEd London). He is the proud holder of a full Equity card and is also a Full Member of the Australian Writers Guild.