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

Dr Asaf Tzachor 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 an Academic Staff Member at the Cambridge Center for Global Food Security. He completed his doctoral research in Science and Technology Policy at UCL, was a Research Scholar at Columbia University, studied Environmental Sciences at Balliol College, University of Oxford, and was a Weidenfeld Scholar at Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. 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