Functional foods, dietary advice and nutritional marketing
Sociology of Food and Agriculture
Public health nutrition
Food security and sustainable food systems
Dr Gyorgy Scrinis is a Lecturer in Food and Nutrition Politics and Policy in the Department of Agriculture and Food Systems in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences. He completed his PhD in History and Philosophy of Science and Social Theory at the University of Melbourne in 1999.
His research focuses on the politics, sociology and philosophy of food and nutrition, public health nutrition, and the sociology and philosophy of technology and science. His publications have focused on nutrition science, dietary advice, functional foods, genetically modified foods and the application of the new nanotechnologies in food production. His book on Nutritionism The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice
- a critique of nutritional reductionism in nutrition science, dietary advice and food engineering and marketing practices - was published by Columbia University Press in 2013.
Food and nutrition politics and policy
Food systems, food security and sustainability
Sociology of food, agriculture, nutrition, and food technologies
Nutrition science, functional foods, health claims and dietary guidelines