Ngaire Woods "was educated at Auckland University (BA in economics, LLB Hons in law). She studied at Balliol College, Oxford as a New Zealand Rhodes Scholarship completing an M.Phil in International Relations (with Distinction) and D.Phil. She won a Junior Research Fellowship at New College, Oxford (1990-1992) and subsequently taught at Harvard University (Government Department) before taking up her Fellowship at University College, Oxford. She teaches International Relations (with a particular focus on international economic institutions) to undergraduates and graduates at Oxford and -directs a research programme investigating how global institutions could better respond to the needs of developing countries - the Global Economic Governance Programme (www.globaleconomicgovernance.org)." 
- Management Committee, Centre for International Studies at Oxford University 
- Director, Arup 
- Board of Governors, Centre for International Governance Innovation 
- Trustee, Rhodes Trust 
- Director, Rio Tinto 
- Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation 
Research Activities and Interests:
- Globalization, the IMF, the World Bank, the WTO and other global economic institutions; Developing countries in the global economy; Global governance.
- Member of three-person External Evaluation Panel (with Karin Lissakers, and Ishrat Husain) appointed by IMF Board to evaluate and report to the Board on the performance of the Independent Evaluation Office (2005-2006).
- Member of Davos Faculty and participant at the World Economic Forum, Davos 25-29 January 2006
- Member of Board of the Overseas Development Institute, London (since 2004).
- Adviser to UNITAR training programmes in Geneva (2002) and in Serbia-Montenegro (2003) on working with International Financial and Economic Institutions.
- Adviser to the UN Human Development Report (since 2001 and special role as Lead Consultant on the 2002 Report).
- Member of the Advisory Group of the Center for Global Development, Washington DC (since 2003)
- Governor of the Ditchley Foundation (since 2003)
- Founding Board member of ILEAP (International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty: a trade capacity-building project) based at Law School of the University of Toronto.
- Member of 12-person Commonwealth Secretariat Expert Group on Development and Democracy (2002-2003) chaired by Manmohan Singh (now Prime Minister of India).
- Chair of High-Level Working Group of Developing Country Finance Officials on International Institutional Reform in the Global Financial Governance Initiative (supported by the IDRC, Ottawa, Canada)
- Member of the following Editorial Boards: Ethics and International Affairs Cambridge Studies in International Relations (from 2000) International Relations of the Asia Pacific (from 2000) Journal of Global Social Policy (from 1999) The Round Table: Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs
- Member of the following Advisory Boards: Prospect Magazine (from 1994) Demos (public policy thinktank) (from 1999) · International Policy Forum, H.M. Treasury (from 1999)
- Adviser to Wingate Foundation Scholarships Committee (from 1994)
- Trustee of ‘The Link Foundation' (from 1999) · UK delegate to Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium, 24-28 May 1999, South Korea. · Member of the International Advisory Board of UNU/INCORE project on conflict resolution and ethnicity.
- Presenter of BBC Radio 4, Analysis Programme (international affairs and public policy debates) 1994-1997 and BBC2 Television Compass Series (an 8-part series on public policy issues) 1997-8. 
Resources and articles
- Management Committee, Centre for International Studies at Oxford University, accessed August 30, 2007.
- Board, Arup, accessed March 20, 2011.
- People, Centre for International Governance Innovation, accessed December 3, 2011.
- Rhodes Trust Trustees, organizational web page, accessed April 9, 2013.
- Board, Rio Tinto, accessed January 22, 2021.
- Board, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, accessed January 22, 2021.
- "Ngaire Woods", (Biographical note), Undated, Accessed June 2007.