Our Team

We have a number of widely published, highly esteemed researchers and PhD candidates working hard to deliver advanced knowledge and industry-relevant consumer, analytical, safety and sensory science.


Professor Russell Keast Director of CASS Food Research Centre
Associate Professor Gie Liem Associate Professor, Consumer Insights
Associate Professor Robert Shellie Associate Professor, Food Chemistry and Flavour Science
Dr Shirani Gamlath Lecturer in Food processing and product development
Dr Snehal Jadhav Lecturer in Food Safety
Dr Andrew Costanzo Lecturer in Food and Nutrition
Simi Lewin Project Manager, Associate Research Fellow

PhD Candidates

Agnes Mukurumbira PhD Candidate
Tracy (Jookyeong) Lee PhD Candidate
Chayan Mahmud PhD Candidate
Dipendra Kumar Mahato PhD Candidate
Claudia Hartley PhD Candidate
Kathryn Colla PhD Candidate
Bella Hartley PhD Candidate
Tanweer Gondal PhD Candidate
Manuela Rigo PhD Candidate
Heng Wan Sin (Valarie) PhD Candidate