Dr. Tara Garnett

Founder, Food Climate Research Network, University of Oxford

Tara Garnett is a researcher at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of the Oxford Martin School. She has worked on food issues for over 20 years, first in the NGO community and, since 2005 within the academic sector. Tara’s work centres on the interactions among food, climate, health and broader sustainability issues and she has a particular interest in livestock as a sector where many of these converge. She is also interested in how knowledge is communicated to and interpreted by policy makers, civil society organisations and industry, and in the values that these different stakeholders bring to food problems and possible solutions.  Tara founded the Food Climate Research Network in 2005, originally at the University of Surrey, before it relocated to Oxford.

Tara has a degree in English Literature (University of Oxford), a Masters in Development Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies, London) and a PhD in food systems analysis (University of Surrey).  In 2015 she was awarded the Premio Daniel Caresso for her work.

Tara is keen to collaborate through the FCRN with other organisations to undertake research, organise events and build and extend interdisciplinary, intersectoral knowledge in this field.