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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
Simon’s research focuses on understanding how nutrient transporters in the human body function at a molecular level.
Tim Palmer’s research interests lie in the predictability and dynamics of weather and climate.
Michael is responsible for coordinating the communications and administrative activities of the Future of Food Programme.
Sanne Peters is a Research Fellow in Epidemiology at The George Institute for Global Health, Oxford Martin School.
Tom Pizzari studies sexual behaviour and its evolutionary implications, using the chicken as a model species.
Phil’s research focusses on interactions between plant roots and microbes in the rhizosphere. He has a particular interest in symbiotic nitrogen fixation.
Gail’s research focuses on the plant disease-causing bacteria belonging to the genus Pseudomonas.
Oliver researches the epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases, and is currently investigating influenza A viruses in poultry and swine.
Alex Richardson’s research focuses on how nutrition can affect behaviour, learning and mood.
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.
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.
Max Roser is an economist interested in long-term trends, living standards and inequality.
Hannah was responsible for coordinating the research and administrative activities of the Future of Food Programme.