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 Development Economics

Christopher Adam’s research falls into three themes: the macroeconomics of Africa, growth and structural change in low-income countries, and the economics and political economy of aid.

Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative

Sabina’s research interests include multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis, welfare economics, the capability approach, the measurement of freedoms and human development.

Departmental Lecturer in Global Health and Development & Co-director of the MSc in Global Health Science

Proochista’s research interests lie in the interaction between the processes of development and health, with an appreciation for the complexity of both.

James Martin Fellow, Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School; Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of African Economies & Associate Member, Nuffield College

Janine’s research focus includes inflation modelling and forecasting in a range of countries.

Research Associate, OPHI

Paola's research interest includes structural equation modelling and applied micro-econometrics to development economics.

Professor of Development Economics

Stefan Dercon is a development economist applying microeconomics and statistics to problems of development.

Professor of Development Economics
 
Professor of Environmental and Regulatory Economics at the Smith School & Senior Fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Robert Hahn’s research interests are in policies that promote prosperity, broadly understood, within which maintaining an adequate food supply for the world’s population is a key aspect.

Emeritus Professor of Development Studies

Barbara's research interests lie in the economics of agricultural markets, especially in India, and in other aspects of deprivation caused (in part) by markets, such as poverty and malnutrition.

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.

University Lecturer in the Human Geography of China & Fellow of St Cross College

Anna's work embodies a particular synergy between human geography and the study of China and focuses on environmental pollution, development and health in the Chinese countryside.

Associate Professor in Human Geography

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

Senior Research Officer / Associate Professor, Young Lives

Ginny Morrow's research focuses on children’s work, sociological approaches to the study of childhood and children’s rights, the ethics of social research with children, children’s understandings of family, and children and ‘social capital’.

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.

University Lecturer in Anthropology and Development

Laura Rival’s research interests include issues in Amerindian conceptualizations of nature and society, historical ecology, the impact of national development policies on indigenous peoples, learning and knowledge acquisition, and Latin American identity politics.

Professor of Ecology & Curator of the Hope Entomological Collections

David’s research interests lie in insect population ecology and the ecology and epidemiology of vector-borne diseases, in particular the African trypanosomiases, dengue, yellow fever, West Nile virus and bluetongue.

Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Population Health

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

Senior Research Leader

David's research integrates political economy and public health.

Senior Researcher, Environmental Change Institute

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

Senior Researcher at the Environmental Change Institute