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.

Royal Society Research Professor in climate Physics and Professorial Fellow, Jesus College & Co-Director, Programme on Modelling and Predicting Climate Change

Tim Palmer’s research interests lie in the predictability and dynamics of weather and climate.

Knowledge and Communications Officer; Future of Food Programme Coordinator

Michael is responsible for coordinating the communications and administrative activities of the Future of Food Programme.

Senior Facilitator and Coordinator, Public Engagement with Research

Dr Lesley Paterson is Senior Facilitator & Coordinator, Public Engagement with Research, in Research Services at the University of Oxford. 

Research Fellow in Epidemiology

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

Halley Professors of Physics

 

University Lecturer in Ornithology & Senior Biology Tutor St. Catherine’s College

Tom Pizzari studies sexual behaviour and its evolutionary implications, using the chicken as a model species.

Professor of Plant Microbiology

Phil’s research focusses on interactions between plant roots and microbes in the rhizosphere. He has a particular interest in symbiotic nitrogen fixation.

Departmental Lecturer; Life Science Interface DTC Programme Director & Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP Programme Director

Gail’s research focuses on the plant disease-causing bacteria belonging to the genus Pseudomonas.

Professor of Evolution & Infectious Disease

Oliver researches the epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases, and is currently investigating influenza A viruses in poultry and swine.