Tara is the Acting Director of Table, which sets out the evidence, assumptions, and values underpinning different viewpoints on food systems controversies. Table is a collaboration between the University of Oxford, Wageningen University & Research and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
Her work centres on the interactions among food, climate, health and broader sustainability issues; she has a particular interest in livestock as a sector where many of these converge. She is also interested in how knowledge is communicated to and interpreted by policy makers, civil society organisations and industry, and in the values that these different stakeholders bring to food problems and possible solutions.
Tara is based at the Environmental Change Institute in the School of Geography and the Environment, is a fellow of the Oxford Martin School and is co-investigator on the Wellcome Trust-funded Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) project.