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.

Food Climate Research Network

Tara Garnett initiated, and runs the Food Climate Research Network, now based at the Environmental Change Institute.

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 Visiting Research Associate, ECI

Ariella Helfgott’s work spans conceptual and mathematical modelling of system resilience and adaptability, through to participatory approaches to building resilience and adaptive capacity on-the-ground.

Professor of Earth Sciences

Gideon is a geochemist researching climate change and the carbon cycle. His main research interests are in paleoclimate and ocean chemistry.

ECI Food Systems Programme Leader

John's role is to develop and lead food systems research within Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, with particular emphasis on the multiple two-way interactions between food security and environment.

Senior Researcher in Energy Modelling

Russell is interested in the energy and carbon implications of farming.

Associate Professor in Human Geography

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

Royal Society Research Professor in climate Physics and Professorial Fellow, Jesus College & Co-Director, Programme on Modelling and Predicting Climate Change

Tim Palmer’s research interests lie in the predictability and dynamics of weather and climate.

Halley Professors of Physics

 

Professor of Plant Microbiology

Phil’s research focusses on interactions between plant roots and microbes in the rhizosphere. He has a particular interest in symbiotic nitrogen fixation.

Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Population Health

Marco is interested in policy analysis and questions related to sustainability.

Director, MSc Environmental Change & Management & Senior Research Fellow

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

Senior Researcher, Environmental Change Institute

Joost Vervoort is the Scenarios Officer for CCAFS (Climate Change and Food Security) Programme.

Professor of Water Science and Fellow of St Peter's College & Director of the NERC Macronutrients Cycles Programme

Paul researches the interplay between environmental management of major problems such as climate change and pollution control and the development and application of new mathematical techniques for modelling environmental systems.

Senior Researcher at the Environmental Change Institute