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
Dr Dan Dias Senior Lecturer in Analytical Biochemistry
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
Yada Nolvachai Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Simi Lewin Project Manager, Associate Research Fellow

PhD Candidates

Agnes Mukurumbira PhD Candidate
Claudia Hartley PhD Candidate
Heng Wan Sin (Valarie) PhD Candidate
Akansha Gupta PhD Candidate
Yuying Feng PhD Candidate
Mayushi Jayakody PhD Candidate
Bharti Sharma PhD Candidate
Anesu Magwere PhD Candidate
Kevin Ghavalas PhD Candidate
Sherlyn Ardison PhD Candidate
Hemavaruni Fernando PhD Candidate