PROF Robyn Warner

PROF Robyn Warner


  • Meat Science (Quality)



  • Prof. Robyn Warner is the Domain leader for Food and Nutritional science in the School of Agriculture and Food at The University of Melbourne. She is Australia’s contact person for the Annual International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, the editor-in-chief for the Meat Science section of the on-line journal Food, and the Chair of the Melbourne University sponsored Hallmark Research Project Initiative Future Food. Prof. Warner has a Ph.D. in Food and Meat science from the USA. She has previously worked as a senior principal research scientist and team leader for CSIRO Animal, Food and Health Sciences, where she applied her meat science and food biochemistry training to problems confronting the food industry. Prof. Warner has many publications, including over 100 papers in refereed journals. She has received international and national awards for her role on the Meat Standards Australia food grading scheme. The latest award was the 2010 Eureka Prize as part of a team for Meat Standards Australia research and the previous award was the International Meat Secretariat Millenium Prize for Meat Science and Technology in 2000. Robyn Warner is Australia’s contact person for the Annual International Congress of Meat Science and Technology and received the American Meat Science Associations International Lectureship Award in 2014. Areas of interest and expertise include generally, developing a through chain approach to ensuring a sustainable future food industry and specifically, packaging interventions and smart packaging, consumer sensory perceptions as well as fundamental investigations of the biology biochemistry and biophysics of muscle and food in determining tenderness, colour, flavour and shelf-life.   


Member of

  • American Meat Science Association. Professional member 2014 -
  • Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology. Professional Member 2010 -


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin 1994
  • MAgSc, University of Melbourne 1988
  • BAgSc, La Trobe University 1981

Awards and honors

  • Winner of the 2014 American Meat Science Association International Lectureship Award, American Meat Science Association, 2014
  • Winner of 2010 National Eureka Science prize as part of inter-disciplinary team for Meat Standards Australia research., Australian Museum Eureka Prize, 2010
  • International Meat Secretariat, 2000


Available for supervision

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