Good health requires a good diet, and diseases of under-nutrition and over-nutrition (e.g. heart disease and diabetes) are some of the major challenges in modern medicine.

People » Manisha Nair

Lead Epidemiologist/ Health Services Researcher for UKNeS

Manisha Nair is an epidemiologist/ health services researcher for the UKNeS. She is also a co-investigator for two studies - IndOSS-Assam feasibility study and 'Effect of anaemia on pregnancy outcomes of women in Assam'.


People » Marco Springmann

James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin School

Marco is interested in policy analysis and questions related to sustainability.


People » Mike Rayner

Professor of Population Health and Director of the British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention

People » Peter Scarborough

Associate Professor, University Research Lecturer and Non-Communicable Disease Modelling and Environmental Sustainability Programme Leader, Programme Lead for Environmental Sustainability, CPNP

Pete's research focusses are population approached to improve nutrition and the relationship between public health and environmental sustainability. His nutrition research focuses on influences of food choice, including food price, food labelling, marketing of foods and food accessibility.


People » Rajiv Narayan

MSc Candidate, Medical Anthropology

Rajiv comes to the topic of food security through obesity and nutrition policy.


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.


People » Simon Newstead

MRC Career Development Award Research Fellow

Simon’s research focuses on understanding how nutrient transporters in the human body function at a molecular level.


People » Stanley Ulijaszek

Professor of Human Ecology & Director of the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity

Stanley's research interests centre on the biocultural ecology of human populations past and present, and nutritional anthropology.


People » Susan Jebb

Professor of Diet and Population Health, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Susan Jebb is a nutrition scientist whose research interests are focused on how what we eat affects the risk of gaining weight or becoming obese and the interventions that might be effective to help people lose weight or reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases.


People » Tim Coulson

Professor of Zoology & Professorial Fellow Jesus College

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