The H3 programme is one of four research consortia funded by the £47.5M ‘Transforming UK Food System for Healthy People and a Healthy Environment SPF Programme’ delivered by UKRI, in partnership with the Global Food Security Programme, BBSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, Defra, DHSC, PHE, Innovate UK and FSA.
It aims to fundamentally transform the UK food system by placing healthy people and a healthy natural environment at its centre, addressing questions around what we should eat, produce and manufacture and what we should import, taking into account the complex interactions between health, environment and socioeconomic factors.
By co-designing research and training across disciplines and stakeholders, and joining up healthy and accessible consumption with sustainable food production and supply, this Programme will deliver coherent evidence to enable concerted action from policy, business and civil society.
See also: Fix Our Food, Food Systems Equality and Mandala Consortium
Who we are
Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield and co-Director of the University’s flagship Institute for Sustainable Food.
Professor of Environmental Sustainability, University of Manchester.
Responsible for managing and monitoring the progress of the research,
comprises the leads of each Work Package (WP) and Cross Cutting Themes (CCT).
Consortium Manager at the University of Sheffield.
Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Related Research (Public Health) at the University of Sheffield.
Professor of Sustainable management at the University of York Management School.
University Lecturer in Animal Ecology, at the University of Cambridge.
Professor of Nutrition and Behaviour at the Human Appetite Research Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Leeds.
Professor of Economic Sociology in the School of Management, at the University of Bristol.
Professor of Plant-Soil Interactions at the University of Sheffield.
Professor of Plant Science in the School of Biosciences, University of Sheffield.
Professor of Sustainability and Business in the School of Earth and Environment, at the University of Leeds.
Co-Investigators and Research Associates
Research Fellow in the Human Appetite Research Unit at the University of Leeds.
Research Associate at the Sheffield University Management School
Research Associate in the School of Management at the University of Bristol.
Research Associate, Agroecology Group, University of Cambridge.
Research Fellow at the University of Leeds.
Professor of Human Nutrition and Health at Newcastle University.
Romain Crastes dit Sourd
Lecturer in Business Analytics, Leeds University Business School.
Professor of Soil Microbiology in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield.
EPSRC Living With Environmental Change Fellow in the Department of Plant and Animal Sciences at the University of Sheffield.
PhD Researcher, Department of Biosciences, University of Sheffield
Professor of Ecology in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Sheffield.
Research Fellow in Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds.
Lecturer in Food Processing at the University of Leeds.
Post Doctoral Fellow in evolutionary ecology, Aix-Marseille Université.
Associate Professor in Behavioural Decision Making at the University of Leeds.
Professor of Operations Management at the Sheffield University Management School.
Associate Professor, University of Oulu.
Senior Knowledge Exchange and Impact Manager in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield.
Professor of Colloidal Chemistry in the School of Food and Nutrition at the University of Leeds.
Knowledge Exchange Associate in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield.
Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London.
Professor of Physical Chemistry and Director of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield.
Professorial Research Fellow in Food and Health within the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield.
Professor of Sustainability and Business at the University of Leeds.
Professor of Plant Environmental Signalling in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield.
Research Associate, School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds.
Research Associate at the University of Sheffield.
Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield.
Stakeholder Advisory Board
Chair, Food & Drink Federation.
Academic Advisory Board
Wageningen University and Research The Netherlands.
Mailyn Adriana Gonzalez
Professorial Research Associate, SOAS Food Studies Centre.
Sir David Read
Emeritus Professor of Plant Science, University of Sheffield, UK.