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Marco Springmann

Senior Researcher on Environment and Health, University of Oxford

Dr Marco Springmann is a Senior Researcher on Environment and Health at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford. He is interested in the health, environmental, and economic dimensions of the global food systems and often uses systems models to provide quantitative estimates on food-related questions.

He has a multi-disciplinary background with more than nine years of research experience in the medical sciences (public health), and with degrees and research experience in both the natural sciences (physics) and the social sciences (sustainability and environmental economics).

Dr Springmann’s research has advanced different strands of research around food systems, public health, and the environment. The research questions he has worked on include:

what impacts climate change could have on diets and diet-related mortality;
what impacts diets and dietary change have on climate change, environmental resource use, nutrition and health;
how our food system would need to change to stay within global environmental limits;
and what policy measures could contribute to such a change.
His research has been published in leading journals, including Nature, Science, The Lancet, The BMJ, PNAS, and others. It has been cited more than 15,000 times in the last five years.

In addition, he has contributed to high-level reports, including those of the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems, the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, and the Global Nutrition Report.


  • –present
    Senior Researcher on Environment and Health, University of Oxford