The Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences is part of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, a partnership between UQ and the Queensland Government. It aims to support the development of enhanced health outcomes and economic benefits for Australia by carrying out relevant fundamental research to provide a sound basis for subsequent exploitation.

The science of food and nutrition involves the integration of approaches drawing from physical, chemical, and biological disciplines. The Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences uses a range of cross-disciplinary approaches, modern analytical techniques and understanding developed through study of model systems, to identify the fundamental mechanisms responsible for important food and nutrition properties. This involves extensive collaboration with research groups from The University of Queensland, the Queensland Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation, and many other Australian and international partners.

Phone: 
+61 7 334 60538

Centre Director

Centre Researchers

Centre Affiliate, Honorary and Adjunct appointments

  • Professor Steven Chen

    Honorary Professor
    Centre for Nutrition & Food Sciences (QAAFI)
  • Dr Bruce D'Arcy

    Senior Lecturer
    School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
    Affiliated Senior Fellow
    Centre for Nutrition & Food Sciences (QAAFI)
  • Professor Geoffrey Fincher

    Honorary Professor
    Centre for Nutrition & Food Sciences (QAAFI)
    Professor
    University of Adelaide
  • Associate Professor Alison Kelly

    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Centre for Nutrition & Food Sciences (QAAFI)
  • Dr Ardy Kharabian-Masouleh

    Honorary Senior Fellow
    Centre for Nutrition & Food Sciences (QAAFI)
  • Dr Izabela Konczak

    Adjunct Senior Fellow
    Centre for Nutrition & Food Sciences (QAAFI)
  • Associate Professor Zivile Luksiene

    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Centre for Nutrition & Food Sciences (QAAFI)
    Associate Professor
    Vilnius University
  • Dr Ram Mereddy

    Adjunct Senior Fellow
    Centre for Nutrition & Food Sciences (QAAFI)
  • Professor Michael Rychlik

    Professor Michael Rychlik

    Honorary Professor
    Centre for Nutrition & Food Sciences (QAAFI)
    Professor, Head of the Chair of Analytical Food Chemistry
    TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Technical University of Munich
  • Dr Francesca Sonni

    Honorary Fellow
    Centre for Nutrition & Food Sciences (QAAFI)
  • Dr Mark Turner

    Associate Professor
    School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
    Affiliated Associate Professor
    Centre for Nutrition & Food Sciences (QAAFI)
  • Dr Francisco Vilaplana

    Honorary Fellow
    Centre for Nutrition & Food Sciences (QAAFI)
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Dr Olivia Wright

    Lecturer
    School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
    Affiliate Lecturer
    Centre for Nutrition & Food Sciences (QAAFI)