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.

GlaxoSmithKline Royal Society Research Professor

Frances Ashcroft’s research focuses on ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels and their role in insulin secretion.

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health, British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group (BHFHPRG)

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

Professor of Zoology & Professorial Fellow Jesus College

Tim’s research investigates the causes and consequences of dynamics of individual characters including obesity and behavior.

Professor of Psychiatry & Wellcome Principal Research Fellow

Christopher Fairburn’s research focuses on the nature and treatment of eating disorders.

University Research Lecturer & BHF Intermediate Fellow in Basic Science

Leanne studies the hepatic processes in humans, looking at the accumulation of liver fat and diseases associated with this.

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.

Professor of Metabolic Medicine

Fredrik Karpe's carries out genetic epidemiological research studying human metabolism to understand the complications of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Professor of Epidemiology & Deputy Director, Cancer Epidemiology Unit

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.

Professor of Diabetes & Chairman, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

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.

Research Associate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Amy is an academic researcher and policy analyst. She is driven by the view that collaborative work which crosses ‘traditional’ boundaries is vital for understanding and addressing today’s major global health issues.

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’.

MRC Career Development Award Research Fellow

Simon’s research focuses on understanding how nutrient transporters in the human body function at a molecular level.

Research Fellow in Epidemiology

Sanne Peters is a Research Fellow in Epidemiology at The George Institute for Global Health, Oxford Martin School.

Professor of Population Health and Director of the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention
 
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Social Policy and Intervention

Alex Richardson’s research focuses on how nutrition can affect behaviour, learning and mood.

Associate Professor, University Research Lecturer and Non-Communicable Disease Modelling and Environmental Sustainability Programme Leader, Programme Lead for Environmental Sustainability, CPNP

Pete's research focusses are population approached to improve nutrition and the relationship between public health and environmental sustainability. His nutrition research focuses on influences of food choice, including food price, food labelling, marketing of foods and food accessibility.

Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Population Health

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

Emeritus Professor of Physiology

Prof. John Stein FRCP, FMedSci studies the link between impaired visuomotor control and nutrition, in particular omega 3 fish oils.

Senior Research Leader

David's research integrates political economy and public health.

Research Scientist, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Jonathan's research focuses on the role of nutrition on cognitive health.

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