DR GYORGY SCRINIS

DR GYORGY SCRINIS

Positions

  • Functional foods, dietary advice and nutritional marketing
  • Sociology of Food and Agriculture
  • Food security and sustainable food systems
  • Public health nutrition
  • Food and Nutrition Politics and Policy

Overview

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  • 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.

    He coordinates two Masters subjects: FOOD90026 The Politics of Food and FOOD90027 Nutrition Politics and Policy .
       

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Research

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1999
  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne 1990
  • Dip Ed, University of Melbourne 1988
  • BSc, University of Melbourne 1985

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Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • 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