Food-Related Groups at Oxford


Food Climate Research Network

The Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) is led by Dr Tara Garnett and combines integrative research into food systems and climate change mitigation, with a strong drive to foster change through knowledge sharing, dissemination and project seeding across disciplines and sectors.

Visit the FCRN website to sign up to their newsletter and register to a part of the network.

Food Systems Research Group

The Food Systems Research Group at the Environmental Change Institute is a group led by Dr John Ingram looking at not only food system activities from production to consumption, but also how these relate to both food security and environment outcomes of these activities. 

Innovative Food System Teaching And Learning programme (IFSTAL)

In collaboration with the Food Systems research group is the Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning project (IFSTAL), which is a learning community and interactive resource designed to improve postgraduate level knowledge and understanding of the food system. 

Oxford Food Security Forum

The Oxford Food Security Forum is a student led organisation which hosts regular seminars and conferences in order to share current research and to facilitate collaboration between researchers from various disciplines.

If you are a graduate student or post-doctoral researcher (at Oxford or beyond) and are studying any aspect of the food system, please get in touch with them:

For more information, please visit the Oxford Food Security Forum page

Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO)

The Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) is an interdisciplinary research unit based at the University of Oxford, dedicated to understanding the complex and interwoven causes of obesity in populations across the world.

They run termly seminar series, the latest of which can be found here. If you missed their seminars and would like to catch up you can listen to their podcasts.

You can sign up for the UBVO mailing list by following this link.