Our interdisciplinary research focusses on three key themes. These are ‘Agri-Food Systems Innovation’, ‘Food, People, Planet’ and ‘Data-Driven Innovation'.
As a research-intensive institution, The University of Edinburgh is committed to research that is pioneering in terms of its originality and distinctiveness, significance and rigour. Through our research and its impact, we are producing transformative solutions to the multidisciplinary global challenges of today and the future. Our research is changing the world, making lives healthier, safer, more resilient and more fulfilled. Our vision is to inspire today’s brightest researchers to make a major impact on global society, and to become the leaders of tomorrow in Agriculture Science and Food Security.
Our collective strength is in applying systems thinking and data skills to investigate challenges and opportunities in agriculture, food and environmental security. We are uniquely placed, with skillsets and partnerships that arch across agri-food supply chains and beyond, in both the Global North and South. Our research, which underpins our teaching, is in three interconnected themes:
Agri-Food Systems Innovation
Food, People, Planet
Postgraduate Research Admissions
Global Academy projects
|Funder||Title/Weblinks||Lead Academy Researcher|
|UKRI (GCRF-BBSRC)||Exploiting the potential of genotype microbiome interactions to promote sustainable soil health in southern Africa||Prof. Liz Baggs (Principal Investigator)|
|UKRI (GCRF-BBSRC)||LegumeSELECT: Science-driven Evaluation of LEgume Choice for Transformed livelihoods||Prof. Liz Baggs (Principal Investigator)|
|UKRI (BBSRC)||Resistance: Understanding the impact of management agreements on reducing evolution of resistance in agriculture - sea lice management as an exemplar||Dr Jessica Enright (Principal Investigator)|
|UKRI (ESRC)||DOSA - Diagnostics for One Health and User Driven Solutions for AMR||Prof. Dominic Moran (Co-Investigator)|
|UKRI (ESRC)||Chicken or Egg: Drivers for Antimicrobial Resistance in Poultry in India (DARPI)||Prof. Dominic Moran (Co-Investigator)|