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.

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.

Senior Adviser, Oxford Martin School & Professor of Natural Resources Management

Sir John Beddington was from 2008 until 2013 the Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) reporting directly to the Prime Minister.

Programme Director, Stranded Assets Programme, and Research Fellow

Ben Caldecott directs the Stranded Assets Programme, which works to understand the risks that result in stranded assets, where environmentally unsustainable assets suffer from unanticipated or premature write-offs.

Professor of Economics; Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies & Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College

Paul is interested in governance in low-income countries, especially the political economy of democracy, economic growth in Africa, the economics of civil war, aid, globalisation and poverty.

Professor of Development Economics

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

University Lecturer in Marketing, Culture and Society

Catherine Dolan is an anthropologist working at the interface of business, international development and social change.

Hope Professor & Director, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food

Charles Godfray is a population biologist with broad interests in the environmental sciences and has published in fundamental and applied areas of ecology, evolution and epidemiology.

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.

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

Professor Jim Hall FREng is Director of the 

Professor of Environmental Economics

Cameron Hepburn is an economist with expertise in energy, resources and the environment.

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.

Professor of Diet and Population Health, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Susan Jebb is a nutrition scientist whose research interests are focused on how what we eat affects the risk of gaining weight or becoming obese and the interventions that might be effective to help people lose weight or reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases.

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.

James Martin Lecturer in Science and Technology Governance & Fellow of Kellogg College

Javier's work focuses on food governance systems, particularly those that incorporate novel technologies of genetic and nutritional modification.

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.

Associate Professor in Operations Management, Said Business School

Steve New is Associate Professor in Operations Management at Saïd Business School and Fellow of Hertford College. His areas of expertise include supply chain management and process improvement.

Knowledge and Communications Officer; Future of Food Programme Coordinator

Michael is responsible for coordinating the communications and administrative activities of the Future of Food Programme.

Senior Facilitator and Coordinator, Public Engagement with Research

Dr Lesley Paterson is Senior Facilitator & Coordinator, Public Engagement with Research, in Research Services at the University of Oxford. 

Research Fellow

Max Roser is an economist interested in long-term trends, living standards and inequality.

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