Dr Marco Springmann is a Senior Researcher in Environment and Health at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) at the University of Oxford and a Professor in Climate Change, Food Systems and Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He leads the Environment and Health group at ECI and is Co-Director of the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health at LSHTM.

Marco is interested in the health, environmental, and economic dimensions of the global food systems. 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.

Marco joined the ECI in 2022, and also started his professorship at LSHTM in that year. Previously, he was a Senior Researcher on Environmental Sustainability and Public Health at the University of Oxford's 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.

His research has been published in leading journals, including Nature, Science, The Lancet, the BMJ, PNAS, and others. 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.



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