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Researcher, University of Oxford

John Varano is a Researcher at the University of Oxford – Saïd Business School. His research focusses on the challenges of managing projects. John’s main research interests are change management, capital projects and project management.

His experience encompasses across a broad range of areas including strategy, organisation design, change management, and transformation programme and project management.

He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.


  • –present
    Researcher, University of Oxford


    University of Oxford, Master of Science (MSc)
    Johns Hopkins University, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    University of Melbourne, Master of Arts (MA) (Research)

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Institute of Management, Associate Fellow (AFAIM)
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors, Graduate Member (GAICD)