Food Science

The University of Adelaide is at the forefront of cutting-edge food science solutions to some of the world’s major food challenges. 

Our researchers seek to improve human nutrition and global food security through functional food development, exploring new sustainable sources of food and minimising and repurposing food waste. 

Food science


Our research delivers outcomes of direct significance to both the Australian and global food industries – and our teaching is underpinned by this wide-ranging industry knowledge. 

Our research in Food Science spans areas such as: new and emerging foods including edible insects, and sustainable food sources for improved health outcomes.  

Dr Jo Zhou

Discipline lead

Dr Jo Zhou

Tel: +61 8 8313 2065