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Food and Health Programme

Our Research

Watch our videos and see the multi-disciplinary approach to research that enables the Food and Health programme to provide innnovative and cutting edge research to industry partners.

Welcome to the Food and Health programme

The Food and Health programme is an interdisciplinary research and teaching programme drawing on specialist expertise in food science, process engineering, nutrition, health, social sciences, business and commercialisation from across the University of Auckland.

  • Take 10 with... Dr Viji Sarojini
    04 December 2017
    Dr Viji Sarojini is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical Sciences and a contributor to the Food and Health Programme at the University of Auckland. She gives us 10 minutes of her time to discuss her research into the incredible world of peptides.
  • Crunchy, creamy, crispy… do we eat less food if it has a complex texture?
    02 November 2017
    Professor Bryony James, Associate Professor Michael Hautus and Dr Nicholas Gant from the University of Auckland have received Marsden Grant funding and will study how food texture relates to our sense of feeling full. The findings from a Food and Health Programme Seed project "Exploring Brain Circuitry Involved in Food Texture and Satiety" helped inform this successful Marsden application
  • NZ scientists untangle the genetic link between obesity and diabetes
    31 October 2017
    Auckland researchers have made a major leap in our understanding of the genetic basis for obesity and type 2 diabetes, and why these two conditions so often go hand in hand.
  • Universities receive $1 million to study impact of sound on fermenting beer
    24 September 2017
    Dr Andrew Jeffs from the Institute of Marine Science, is working on a project funded by the MBIE's Endeavour Fund that may impact everything from a pint of beer to cleaning products and medication. This project was the subject of a Food and Health Programme Seed Funded project Beat-root to faster plant growth?