Professor Marco Springmann
PhD MSc MA
in Climate Change, Food Systems and Health
Marco joined the LSHTM in 2022 as Professor in Climate Change, Food Systems and Health, and is Co-Director of the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health. He holds a co-affiliation as Senior Researcher on Environment and Health with the Evironmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford.
Marco has research experience in the medical, social, and natural sciences. He holds a PhD in (Environmental) Economics from the University of Oldenburg (Germany), a Master's degree in Sustainability from the University of Leeds (UK), and a Master's degree in Physics from Stony Brook University (NY, USA). From 2013-2022, he conducted research on environmental sustainability and public health at the University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Population Health.
Marco conducts multi-disciplinary research that connects food systems, climate change, and public health. His research themes include:
- Impacts of climate change on food systems and health;
- Impacts of food systems on health, the environment, and livelihoods;
- Policy options to support transitions towards healthy and sustainable food systems.
His resarch 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.