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).
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