Research Theme Champion: Professor David Barling (School of Life and Medical Sciences)
Food is essential for human existence and provides a touchstone for research that promotes human and societal progress, while ensuring the sustainability of the earth’s natural resources and ecosystems.
The economy and society face grand challenges in terms of securing food productivity and resilience, while delivering positive impacts upon the environment, public health, and social relations.
Our research applies science and technology, and social and cultural investigation to food consumption and production, forging cross disciplinary collaborations between our different areas of expertise in order to inform and support industry, policy makers, the professions and civil society to meet these challenges.
This page gives you direct access to some of our key projects and offers links to the Research Centres and Groups, degree courses, PhD opportunities, news and public engagement that come under the Food research theme.
Research Centres and Groups
Food research at the University of Hertfordshire takes place across a number of Research Centres, Groups and disciplines.
Doctorates, degrees and courses
We offer one of the most diverse range of research degree programmes in the UK.
Visit our Doctoral College to find out more.
Research, Innovate, Collaborate
Hertfordshire Science Partnership – Growing research and innovation in Hertfordshire’s life sciences industries.
A new study by academics at the University of Hertfordshire, published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, has shown that combining different types of crop resistance increases their efficiency at...
31 May 2018
The University of Hertfordshire is teaming up with four leading universities across England to launch the Ceres Agritech Knowledge Exchange Partnership which will drive research, innovation and commercialisation within the...
16 April 2018
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