PhD Scholarship Top Up – T. Simnadis

University of Wollongong

  • Project code: PRJ-009683

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Sunday, June 15, 2014

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

  • National Priority: SCH - PhD Scholarship


PhD Top-Up 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 cross-disciplinary 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 mixed-methods approach to satisfy the cross-disciplinary nature of the research.