Frances Ashcroft’s research focuses on ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels and their role in insulin secretion.
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.
Adam is a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow studying for a DPhil jointly supervised by the BHF CPNP and the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC), he is a
Tim’s research investigates the causes and consequences of dynamics of individual characters including obesity and behavior.
Christopher Fairburn’s research focuses on the nature and treatment of eating disorders.
Andreas’s research interests include the identification of the determinants of undernutrition during childhood and adolescence in low- and middle-income settings and its implications for individuals’ health and development over the life course.
Bernard Gesch's research tests if a poor diet influences antisocial and criminal behaviours.
Leanne studies the hepatic processes in humans, looking at the accumulation of liver fat and diseases associated with this.
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.
Fredrik Karpe's carries out genetic epidemiological research studying human metabolism to understand the complications of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Tim Key’s main research interests are the roles of diet and sex hormones in the aetiology of cancer, and the long-term health of vegetarians.
David is currently investigating the inter-relationships between insulin resistance and beta cell function, as well as the effects of a low carbohydrate diet in people with and without type 2 diabetes.
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’.
Simon’s research focuses on understanding how nutrient transporters in the human body function at a molecular level.
Sanne Peters is a Research Fellow in Epidemiology at The George Institute for Global Health, Oxford Martin School.
Mike Rayner’s research interests lie in public health promotion, contributing to the development of effective methods for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Alex Richardson’s research focuses on how nutrition can affect behaviour, learning and mood.
Pete’s research interests lie in nutrition and the relationship between public health and environmental sustainability.
Prof. John Stein FRCP, FMedSci studies the link between impaired visuomotor control and nutrition, in particular omega 3 fish oils.
David's research integrates political economy and public health.
Jonathan's research focuses on the role of nutrition on cognitive health.