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.
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.
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Sabina’s research interests include multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis, welfare economics, the capability approach, the measurement of freedoms and human development.
Proochista’s research interests lie in the interaction between the processes of development and health, with an appreciation for the complexity of both.
Janine’s research focus includes inflation modelling and forecasting in a range of countries.
Paola's research interest includes structural equation modelling and applied micro-econometrics to development economics.
Stefan Dercon is a development economist applying microeconomics and statistics to problems of development.
Catherine Dolan is an anthropologist working at the interface of business, international development and social change.
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.
Robert Hahn’s research interests are in policies that promote prosperity, broadly understood, within which maintaining an adequate food supply for the world’s population is a key aspect.
Barbara's research interests lie in the economics of agricultural markets, especially in India, and in other aspects of deprivation caused (in part) by markets, such as poverty and malnutrition.
Ariella Helfgott’s work spans conceptual and mathematical modelling of system resilience and adaptability, through to participatory approaches to building resilience and adaptive capacity on-the-ground.
Anna's work embodies a particular synergy between human geography and the study of China and focuses on environmental pollution, development and health in the Chinese countryside.
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’.
Phil’s research focusses on interactions between plant roots and microbes in the rhizosphere. He has a particular interest in symbiotic nitrogen fixation.
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.
Marco is interested in policy analysis and questions related to sustainability.
David's research integrates political economy and public health.
Joost Vervoort is the Scenarios Officer for CCAFS (Climate Change and Food Security) Programme.