Nutrition policy, functional foods, dietary advice and nutritional marketing
Science and technology studies
Sociology, Politics and Philosophy of Food and Agriculture
Dr Gyorgy Scrinis is Senior Lecturer in Food Politics and Policy in the School of Agriculture and Food, 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.
Gyorgy's research has examined the politics, sociology and philosophy of food and nutrition, with a focus on nutrition science, dietary advice, functional foods, food labelling, animal welfare regulations, the role of transnational corporations, alternative proteins and new technologies of production. His book on Nutritionism The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice (Columbia University Press, 2013)
develops a critique of nutritional reductionism in nutrition science, dietary advice and food engineering and marketing practices.
Gyorgy 's current funded projects include a University Hallmark Initiative on 'Future Food' and alternative proteins (2019-2021); a chief investigator on the NHMRC Project Grant (2018-2020) ‘Strengthening the Evidence Foundation for Public Health Guidelines’; and leading the Australian study of the grant 'Consumption of Ultraprocessed Foods, Dietary Nutrient Profile and Obesity in Seven Countries' (Brazil, Chile, Columbia, USA, Canada, UK & Australia) funded by the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) (2017-21).
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