PROF Robyn Warner

PROF Robyn Warner


  • Meat Science (Quality)



  • Prof. Robyn 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 muscle biochemistry training to problems confronting the meat industry. Prof. Warner has many publications, including 70 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.  Robyn is interested in conducting research to develop a through chain approach to ensuring a sustainable meat industry. Robyn has expertise in managing projects investigating on-farm, pre-slaughter and post-slaughter influences on meat quality and yield. These projects have included industry relevant nutritional and pre-slaughter interventions, modifications to the slaughter-floor management of the carcass, packaging interventions, consumer sensory perceptions as well as fundamental investigations of the biology biochemistry and biophysics of muscle 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 -


Selected publications


Investigator on


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

  • Y