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.

Professor of Animal Behaviour & Fellow and Tutor in Biological Sciences, Somerville College

Marian Stamp Dawkins's research interests lie in animal welfare. She has a particular interest in the impact that pressure for more efficient food production might have on the welfare of food animals, especially poultry.

Professor of Molecular Epidemiology Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow & Fellow of Hertford College

Martin Maiden's research aims to translate the findings of investigations into population biology and the evolution of bacterial pathogens into benefits for human health, through public health interventions such as vaccination.

Professor of Mathematical Biology, Fellow of All Souls College & Co-Director of the Institute for Emerging Infections

Angela McLean’s research interests lie in the use of mathematical models to aid the understanding of the evolution and spread of infectious agents, with a current focus on Hepatitis C (HCV), HIV and influenza.

Halley Professors of Physics

 

University Lecturer in Ornithology & Senior Biology Tutor St. Catherine’s College

Tom Pizzari studies sexual behaviour and its evolutionary implications, using the chicken as a model species.

Professor of Evolution & Infectious Disease

Oliver researches the epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases, and is currently investigating influenza A viruses in poultry and swine.

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.

University Lecturer in Infectious Diseases & Fellow of St Catherine’s College

Adrian Smith’s research focuses on understanding the basis of immunity to infection, including the study of immune mechanisms that operate in birds and mammals.