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 Development Economics

Christopher Adam’s research falls into three themes: the macroeconomics of Africa, growth and structural change in low-income countries, and the economics and political economy of aid.

Departmental Lecturer

Javier is interested in developmental genetics in plants, using the process of lateral growth of stems and roots as a model system to understand how plants grow and shape their structures.

Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative

Sabina’s research interests include multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis, welfare economics, the capability approach, the measurement of freedoms and human development.

Departmental Lecturer in Global Health and Development & Co-director of the MSc in Global Health Science

Proochista’s research interests lie in the interaction between the processes of development and health, with an appreciation for the complexity of both.

James Martin Fellow, Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School; Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of African Economies & Associate Member, Nuffield College

Janine’s research focus includes inflation modelling and forecasting in a range of countries.

GlaxoSmithKline Royal Society Research Professor

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

Professor of Behavioural Medicine
My research focuses on behavioural medicine. This is the intergration of biological, psychological and sociological knowledge to prevent and treat disease and to aid rehabilitation.
 
Research Associate, OPHI

Paola's research interest includes structural equation modelling and applied micro-econometrics to development economics.

Senior Adviser, Oxford Martin School & Professor of Natural Resources Management

Sir John Beddington was from 2008 until 2013 the Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) reporting directly to the Prime Minister.

Lecturer in Neolithic and Bronze Age Archaeology

Amy Bogaard’s research interests are in Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeology, looking at early farming practices and land use in Europe and western Asia, archaeobotany and palaeodiets.

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.

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

Programme Director, Stranded Assets Programme, and Research Fellow

Ben Caldecott directs the Stranded Assets Programme, which works to understand the risks that result in stranded assets, where environmentally unsustainable assets suffer from unanticipated or premature write-offs.

DPhil student

Lottie Chapman DPhil student working in the Department of Plant Sciences on reducing post harvest waste.

Professor of Economics; Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies & Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College

Paul is interested in governance in low-income countries, especially the political economy of democracy, economic growth in Africa, the economics of civil war, aid, globalisation and poverty.

Professor of Zoology & Professorial Fellow Jesus College

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

University Lecturer in Plant Sciences & Tutorial Fellow of Worcester College

Peter’s research focuses on the microbial ecology of the rhizosphere.

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 Development Economics

Stefan Dercon is a development economist applying microeconomics and statistics to problems of development.

Sherardian Professor of Botany, Head of Department

Liam Dolan’s research interests are in cellular development and evolution in land plants, using specialized rooting cells and root hairs as models.

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