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Doctoral seminar: “Food fraud, packaging and new technologies”

Newcastle university

N8 Agrifood Doctoral Seminar

Food futures:  Key issues for consumers  in the 21st century

Thursday 6th December 2018, Newcastle University


A unique series of informal, interdisciplinary workshops across the N8 universities (Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York) for PhD students from both the natural and social sciences. Join us in Newcastle for the second in the series and gain new insights into the latest research on food fraud, packaging and digital technologies.

Features live webinar option!


12.00 -12.30: Lunch for registered participants

12.30 -12.45 Introduction and session chair: Agri-food research at Newcastle University
Professor Rob Edwards, Head of School – Institute Director IAFRE, Newcastle University

12.45-13.30 Consumer perspectives on food fraud: Implications for the food industry”
Professor Lynn Frewer, Professor of Food and Society, Newcastle University

13.30-14.15 Agri-Food by-products, packaging and the circular economy
Professor Graham Bonwick. Senior Lecturer Newcastle University Institute of AgriFood Research and Innovation and Lead Scientist, Fera Science

14.15-15.00 Can digital technologies help change food choices? Evidence and issues
Dr Diogo Souza Monteiro, Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness, Newcastle University

15.00 – 15. 35 Emerging research needs in relation to food packaging
Panel discussion (presenters) chaired by Professor Angharad Gatehouse, Professor of Invertebrate Molecular Biology, Newcastle University

15.35-15.45 Coffee

15.45- 17.00 Networking and elevator pitches by seminar participants