DR Gyorgy Scrinis

DR Gyorgy Scrinis


  • Food and Nutrition Politics and Policy
  • Food security, sustainable food systems, food labelling, animal welfare regulations
  • 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).

    Gyorgy coordinates the graduate subjects: FOOD90026 The Politics of Food , FOOD90027 Nutrition Politics and Policy and FOOD90033 Sustainable Food: Policy and Practice .   


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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

Awards and honors

  • Award for Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, 2016



Available for supervision

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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