Tara Garnett initiated, and runs the Food Climate Research Network, now based at the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute, and previously at the University of Surrey. She is also a fellow of the Oxford Martin School.
She has worked on food related issues for over 20 years, first in the NGO community and, since 2005 within the academic sector. As such she is concerned not only with the production of knowledge but on how it is communicated to and interpreted by policy makers, civil society organisations and industry. Her work centres on the food system’s contribution to climate changing emissions and on the options for reducing them. A particular focus is the relationship between emissions reduction objectives and other social and ethical concerns, notably human health, food security and nutrition, livelihoods, and animal welfare. Some of Tara’s publications can be found here.
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. Her email address is email@example.com