Oxford Food Research Network

Our network of food researchers spans a large number of departments and institutes at Oxford University. Since our definition of the food system is broad, so is the range of research interests covered by our network.

We are aware that we have not yet contacted everyone at the University with an interest in food research. If you are a researcher at Oxford, and would like to be involved in this food research network, please get in touch.

Researchers with the Environmental Research Doctoral Training Partnership logo are supervisors on this training programme.

Professor of Mathematical Biology

Mike Bonsall is a population biologist and has research interests across range of disciplines including biodiversity, ecology, evolution, health and economics.

Director, Environmental Change Institute. Professor of Climate and Environmental Risk (School of Geography and the Environment)

Professor Jim Hall FREng is Director of the 

Senior Researcher Biodiversity

Paula’s research interests are in quantifying the contribution of different organisms, and the effects of various drivers of change, on the provision of ecosystem services.

Professor of Ecology

Andy is a community ecologist interested in the relationship between biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems.

Emeritus Professor of Zoology

John Krebs is no longer carrying out original research. His interests lie in the relationship between science and policy, and has been particularly involved in policy related to the control of bovine tuberculosis.

Research Fellow, Pembroke College

Tonya Lander's lab uses cutting edge tracking technology to study the impact of land-use type and land-use change on pollinator behaviour and pollination service provision.

University Lecturer in Quantitative Biology Fellow & Tutor in Biological Sciences at Brasenose College

Owen is a community ecologist and conservation biologist.

Associate Professor in Human Geography

Jamie's research interests encompass cultural geography, the geographies of science, the politics of Nature and wildlife conservation.

Professor of Wildlife Conservation; Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit & Senior Research Fellowship, Lady Margaret Hall

David Macdonald is interested in the scientific underpinning of practical and policy solutions to problems in wildlife conservation.

Professor of Ecosystems Science; Leader, ECI Ecosystems Research Programme & Jackson Senior Research Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford

Yadvinder’s research interests focus on interactions between tropical ecosystems and the global atmosphere.

Director, MSc Environmental Change & Management & Senior Research Fellow

Tom’s research interests are in the sustainability and local management of indigenous food systems.

Associate Professor & Tutorial Fellow, Queen’s College

Lindsay’s research interests focus on how and why plant species differ from one another and what the consequences are for ecosystems.

Professor of Biodiversity & Director of Science at Kew Gardens

Kathy's research interests focus on biodiversity responses to environmental change and the dynamic processes of species and their interactions with the environment over a range of timescales.