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.
- Agriculture and Environment Research Unit (AERU)
- Centre for Agriculture, Food and Environmental Management (CAFEM)
- Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC)
- Centre for Sustainable Communities (CSC)
- Centre for Research on Management, Economy and Society (CRoMES)
- Centre for Computer Science and Informatics (CCSIR)
- Heritage Hub
Doctorates, degrees and courses
We offer one of the most diverse range of research degree programmes in the UK.
- Masters by research/PhD in adolescent, child and family health
- Masters by research/PhD in Food and Public Health
- Doctorate in Heritage
- Masters by research/PhD History
- Professional Doctorate in Health Research
- Masters by research/PhD Environmental Sciences
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 part of an international research team that has secured €6m funding, to help policy makers improve the resilience of the European food system. The funding,...
5 October 2017
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