PhD Scholarship Top Up - T. Simnadis


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.


PhD Scholarship

Research Organisation

University of Wollongong

Objective Summary

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.

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Project Start Date

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Soil, water and managing natural resources

National Priority

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