Research Associate and Lead Researcher for Food Security at CSER, University of Cambridge

Asaf is a Research Associate and Lead Researcher for Food Security, at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), University of Cambridge. He is a Doctoral Candidate of Science and Technology Policy at UCL, a former Research Scholar at Columbia University, a graduate of Environmental Sciences at Balliol College, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (UK). His work focuses on Sustainability Sciences, Clean Technologies and Innovation.


  • 2019–present
    Research associate, Cambridge University
  • –present
    Doctoral Candidate, Science, Technology and Policy, UCL


  • 2017 
    Columbia University in the City of New York, Research Scholar
  • 2011 
    Oxford University, Balliol College, Environmental Sciences and Policy


  • 2018
    Tacit networks, crucial care: Informal networks and disaster response in Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha earthquake, Urban Studies
  • 2017
    Cutting Out the Middle Fish, Industrial Biotechnology
  • 2013
    National policy and SMEs in technology transfer, Climate Policy

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, the Royal Geographical Society


Weidenfeld Hoffmann Scholarship at University of Oxford