The Food Policy Research Group carries out social science research on a range of issues related to food production, processing, distribution and consumption in local and global food systems. 

Our research addresses policy issues, power relations and the governance of food systems. Themes include food security; nutrition and health; environmental sustainability; food production and processing technologies; animal welfare; food labelling and marketing; and local and regional food systems.


Name: Dr Gyorgy Scrinis
Title:  Senior lecturer in Food Politics and Policy
Phone: +03 9035 6698
Campus: Parkville
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne


Research Students

Sophie Lamond, PhD Student
Commenced 2017.

Jennifer Lacy-Nicholls, PhD student.
Topic: ‘Beverage corporations’ responses to health concerns about sugar-sweetened beverages in Australia’.

Lilly Cleary, PhD – Completed 2016
Topic: ‘Desperately seeking certainty: The problem (and solution) of trust in alternative systems of food provisioning


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