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.

Outside of Oxford, John is a Management Consultant and has worked at a number of global consulting organisations, including Accenture. 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.

John holds an MBA in Finance from The Johns Hopkins University, an MA (Research) in International Political Economy with first class honours from The University of Melbourne, and is an MSc candidate at the University of Oxford in Major Programme Management. He completed his undergraduate studies with honours at Monash University.


  • –present
    Researcher, University of Oxford - Said Business School


    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)