Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Dr Marco Springmann


Research Groups

Dr Marco Springmann

Senior Researcher in Environment and Health


Dr Marco Springmann is a Senior Researcher in 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.

The research questions Marco 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.

Marco joined the ECI in 2022. Previously, he was a Senior Researcher on Environmental Sustainability and Public Health at the Nuffield Department of Population Health (2017-2022), and a researcher and James Martin Fellow of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food (2013-2016).

Marco holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oldenburg (Germany), a MSc in Sustainability from the University of Leeds (UK), and a MS in Physics from Stony Brook University (USA). He maintains international research collaborations and has conducted research placements at institutes in the USA, Australia, China, and Germany.