PhD TopUp Scholarship to undertake research "Studies in novel grains for the Australian food supply" at the University of Wollongong. Exploring the feasibility of introducing sorghum into the Australian human food supply through a crossdisciplinary analysis of factors affecting the feasibility. This included reviewing the literature surrounding the nutritional benefits of humans consumption of sorghum as well as the possible environmental land economic advantages of using sorghum as a human food through the process of econometric modelling.
University of Wollongong
An exploration of the possible incorporation of novel whole grains such as millet, rye, sorghum, spelt, teff and triticals and pseudo grains such as amaranth, buckwheat and quinoa into the Australian food supply. Specifically, the research will focus on the nutritional benefits of the consumption of these grains as well as the possible environmental and economic benefits of adopting these grains in Australia. This research will be performed using a mixedmethods approach to satisfy the crossdisciplinary nature of the research.
Project Start Date
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Project Completion Date
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Journal Articles From Project
An environmentally sustainable Australia
Soil, water and managing natural resources
SCH - PhD Scholarship