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.

University Research Lecturer & Fellow, St Hugh’s College

Jeya's research interests lie in the study of strepsiptera, parasites that mostly live in other insects, such as bees, wasps, grasshoppers, leafhoppers and planthoppers.

Systems Biology Research Fellow & Browne Research Fellow, The Queen's College

Steve Kelly's research is focussed on addressing this knowledge gap employing innovative high-throughput experimental and computational strategies.

Professor of Epidemiology & Deputy Director, Cancer Epidemiology Unit

Tim Key’s main research interests are the roles of diet and sex hormones in the aetiology of cancer, and the long-term health of vegetarians.

Emeritus Professor of Zoology

John Krebs is no longer carrying out original research. His interests lie in the relationship between science and policy, and has been particularly involved in policy related to the control of bovine tuberculosis.

Research Fellow, Pembroke College

Tonya Lander's lab uses cutting edge tracking technology to study the impact of land-use type and land-use change on pollinator behaviour and pollination service provision.

Professor of Plant Sciences & Senior Research Fellow, The Queen’s College

Jane Langdale’s research interests are in the evolution of plant development and photosynthetic development.

Senior Researcher in Energy Modelling

Russell is interested in the energy and carbon implications of farming.

Co-Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing & Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology

Dr. Leeson’s main research interests are in the socio-demographic aspects of ageing populations, covering both demographic modelling of population development and the analysis of national and international data sets.

Professor of Ecology, Fellow & Tutor in Biological Sciences at Brasenose College

Owen is a community ecologist and conservation biologist.

James Martin Lecturer in Science and Technology Governance & Fellow of Kellogg College

Javier's work focuses on food governance systems, particularly those that incorporate novel technologies of genetic and nutritional modification.

Lecturer in Nutrition at King's College London & Associate Researcher in Sociology at Oxford University.

Rachel Loopstra’s research focuses on understanding social welfare policy as a determinant of population health and well-being.

University Lecturer in the Human Geography of China & Fellow of St Cross College

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.

Associate Professor in Human Geography

Jamie's research interests encompass cultural geography, the geographies of science, the politics of Nature and wildlife conservation.

Professor of Wildlife Conservation; Director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit & Senior Research Fellowship, Lady Margaret Hall

David Macdonald is interested in the scientific underpinning of practical and policy solutions to problems in wildlife conservation.

Professor of Molecular Epidemiology Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow & Fellow of Hertford College

Martin Maiden's research aims to translate the findings of investigations into population biology and the evolution of bacterial pathogens into benefits for human health, through public health interventions such as vaccination.

Professor of Ecosystems Science; Leader, ECI Ecosystems Research Programme & Jackson Senior Research Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford

Yadvinder’s research interests focus on interactions between tropical ecosystems and the global atmosphere.

Professor of Diabetes & Chairman, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

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.

Professor of Mathematical Biology, Fellow of All Souls College & Co-Director of the Institute for Emerging Infections

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.

Research Associate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

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.

Senior Research Officer / Associate Professor, Young Lives

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’.

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