19-20 Jun 2025
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Speaker Profile

Anneline Padayachee

The Food Scientist

Dr Anneline Padayachee: The Food Scientist.

Dr Anneline covers a range of aspects of food paddock to poop, giving meaning to nutrition. Everything from breast milk science, gut health’s effects on mental health to waste reduction and high value addition opportunities, and the differences between animal vs alternative proteins.

Renown for her easy communication style, translating the complex into relevant bite-sized chunks with the aim of making food relevant and nutrition meaningful, Dr Anneline is a highly sought after thought leader who has a reputation for mixing food and nutrition science, the functions of the human body, consumer behaviour and societal culture while forecasting future trends.

Dr. Anneline has a BApplied Science (Food Science and Nutrition), Honours degree majoring in Nutritional Epidemiology and a PhD in Nutritional Food Science. She is a professional member of the Nutrition Society of Australia and the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST). Dr Anneline was named a Future Food Leader in Innovation by the AIFST and Food Innovation Australia Limited, is a recipient of the Nutrition Society of Australia’s award for Research Excellence in Nutrition and Dietary Fibre Research and has been named one of Australia’s leading science communicators.

She has held positions in academia and the food industry, and currently is a consultant to the food industry, the media and academia, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer with The University of Queensland.

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