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 a Senior Lecturer in Food Politics and Policy 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.

    Gyorgy leads the Food Policy Research Group . His 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, genetically modified foods, the application of the new nanotechnologies in food production, and the role of transnational corporations in the food system. 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 is chief investigator (with Professor Christine Parker) on the ARC Discovery Grant (2015-2017) 'Regulating Food Labelling: The Case of Free Range Animal Products in Australia.' He is also a chief investigator on the NHMRC Project Grant (2018-2020) ‘Strengthening the Evidence Foundation for Public Health Guidelines’; and an investigator on the multi-country study '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).

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


Selected publications


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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

  • 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