Jayashree Arcot is an Associate Professor in the Food and Health in the School of Chemical Engineering. She is the Undergraduate Food Science Program Co-ordinator and Advisor.
Her expertise spreads across Food Science and Nutrition with a focus on micronutrients and bioactives in foods, their sources and bioavailability in humans using stable isotopic techniques and developing new in vitro tools such as 3D cell culture techniques in collaboration with cancer cell biologists for understanding the bioavailability of nutrients. She was the Director of the ARC Training Centre for Advanced Technologies in Food Manufacture (2013-2018) (ww.atfm.unsw.edu.au). She initiated several industry funded projects- nutrient recovery from food manufacturing stream wastes; utilisation of agricultural wastes for producing biodegradable packaging material using nanotechnology ((https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/packaging-made-banana-plants-peeling-alternative). She served on the AOAC (US) Stakeholder Panel for Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals (SPIFAN) as an expert on folate, Vitamin D and Vitamin C analytical methodology. She was a member on the Folate Technical Advisory Group of the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) in 2009. She is the Vice-Co-ordinator of OCEANFOODS (INFOODS, FAO) from 2009. She is a member of the International Humanitarian Food Science and Technology (HFST) Network. She is on the Editorial Board of Food Frontiers; and an Associate Editor and Review Editor for the journal Frontiers in Nutrition; and an Editor of FOODS.
Her expertise in Nutritional science extends beyond the laboratory and has an interest in public health nutrition especially maternal and infant nutrition; addressing micronutrient malnutrition in the Asia Pacific region through food-based interventions; nutrition education.
Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervison Award, 2013- Awarded by Postgraduate Council UNSW, Arc (UNSW Student Life) and UNSW Graduate Research School
Australia-India Senior Visiting Fellowship (2012-2013)- Awarded by the Australian Academy of Science
Current projects include:
My Research Supervision
7 PhD students and several honours and Master's students in the areas of Food Science, Food Chemistry and Nutrition.
Introduction to Food Science
Food and Health Security