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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.

  • Recognising the Diverse Needs of Food Consumers
    13 July 2016
    Two University of Auckland PhD candidates, Jenny Young and Ivy Gan, presented their research at the recent International Food Marketing Research Symposium (June 13 -14, Bologna, Italy), where researchers from differing disciplines presented perspectives on food consumption and implications for food marketing.
  • World-first computer program for use by midwives and other health workers
    31 May 2016
    Dr Harvey Ho, from the University of Auckland Bioengineering Institute, was recently interviewed by the NZ Herald regarding the development of a world-first computer program for use by midwives and other health workers.
  • Fonterra research ensuring premium milk powder
    20 May 2016
    A recent article about milk powder plants, reports on a three year study by Fonterra undertaken in association with research partners from the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology.
  • Summer Research Scholarships
    17 June 2016
    Summer Research Scholarships are a great way to get some research experience and enhance your career opportunities. The University offers $2 million in summer research scholarships each year.