Food Research Institutes in the UK

Food Research Institutes in the UK

Content by Antony So and visualisation by Gavin Wren

What we’re doing

The Food Research Collaboration has drawn up this database of food research institutes in the United Kingdom studying aspects of food systems and food policy. The database has been prepared to help academics seeking fellow subject specialists, and to help civil society groups or journalists seeking specific academic expertise.

Food policy is in a state of unusual flux. Expert contributions are an important tool to inform policy processes and decisions. Expert academic knowledge can also improve media debate and public understanding of complex issues.

The Food Research Collaboration will update this interactive map on a regular basis. If you would like your institution to be included, please get in touch with the Food Research Collaboration team at

How to use the map

By zooming into the map and clicking on individual nodes, you will be able to find each research institution’s name, their webpage, the specific topics where they have specialist knowledge and expertise, and, where appropriate, the university that they are associated with.

For additional ease of use, the institutions, possible associated university, institutional details, and broad areas of expertise are also listed alphabetically below the map.

Alphabetical list of research institutes

The summaries in the table below are based on the institutions’ own self descriptions, and do not denote the FRC’s views of their work.

Please cite as: So, A. 2022. Food Research Institutes in the UK. Food Research Collaboration. Located at: