People » Andrea Stephens

Oxford Martin Fellow, Restatements Researcher

Dr Andrea Stephens is working on the Restatements project within the Future of Food programme, reviewing the evidence base underlying areas of current policy concern. She is interested in how science can be used to inform policy and management decisions.

Her PhD was completed in the Biodiversity Research Centre at the University of British Columbia in 2012.


People » Sanne Peters

Research Fellow in Epidemiology

Sanne Peters is a Research Fellow in Epidemiology at The George Institute for Global Health, Oxford Martin School. She obtained her a PhD in Epidemiology from Utrecht University and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Utrecht University and at the University of Cambridge.


Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) Seminar Series - Michaelmas Term 2015, Week 4

‘Fat people are killing the polar bears’: critiquing body-environment relations in anti-obesity discourse, policy and practice


Speaker: Bethan Evans, University of Liverpool

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek and Michelle Pentecost

Date: Thursday 5th November

Time: 1-2pm


An international panel of scientists is calling for an evidence-driven debate over whether a widely used type of insecticide is to blame for declines in bees and other insect pollinators.

The Oxford Martin School published on May 21st the second in its "restatement" series. Restatements take an area of current policy concern and controversy and attempt to set out the science evidence base in as policy neutral way as possible. They also provide a commentary on the nature of the evidence base.

The restatement, from a group of nine scientists led by Professor Charles Godfray and Professor Angela McLean from the Oxford Martin School, attempts to clarify the scientific evidence available on neonicotinoids to enable different stakeholders to develop coherent policy and practice recommendations. 

The study is published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society.  It is open access and can be downloaded from the Royal Society website here or you can download a single pdf of the paper with the Annotated Bibliography.