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Dr Polly Burey

Dr Polly Burey
Name Polly Burey
Position Senior Lecturer (Food Science)
Section School of Sciences
Office G318B
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1937
Extension 1937
Email
Qualifications BEng Auckland , GCertEd Qld , PhD Qld

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Chemical Engineering ( 090400 )
  • Food Sciences ( 090800 )
  • Rheology ( 090408 )
  • Materials Engineering ( 091200 )

Research interests
Food Materials Science
Transformation of food waste into new materials and ingredients
Food microstructure
Food rheology

Professional memberships
QLD co-Chair and Member of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology
Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineering
Member of the Society of Rheology
Member of ISEKI

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)

Currently teaching courses/programs
SCI1001 Succeeding in Science (Examiner)
BIO1810 Introduction to Food Science (Examiner)
CHE2810 Food Chemistry (Moderator)
CHE2820 Principles of Food Analysis (Moderator)
BIO2810 Nutrition and Health (Examiner)
BIO3810 Food Processing (Examiner - new in 2019)
BIO3820 Food Microbiology (Examiner - new in 2019)
BIO3811 Food Product Development (Examiner - new in 2019)
BIO3821 Food Quality Assurance (Examiner - new in 2019)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
13 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Food Science major
Associate Head (Outreach, Engagement and International)



Publications in ePrints

Burey, P. and Woodhead, A. and Kille, T. and Zhang, S.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1522-3402 and Miller, K. and Babagolzadeh, M. and Pfingst, Jason and Dunrobin, Kelvin and Gorringe, Max and Malone, Johnathon and Perkins, Ian (2019) Feasibility study for developing an Indigenous branded range of beef products and services (Producer Innovation Fast-track). Project Report. Meat and Livestock Australia , North Sydney, Australia. [Report]

Woodhead, Alice and Zhang, ShaneORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1522-3402 and Burey, Polly and Earl, Greg and Miller, Karen (2018) ASEAN high value add red meat opportunities. Technical Report. Meat Livestock Australia Limited , North Sydney, Australia. [Report]

Mahale, Kiran R. and Burey, Paulomi (Polly) (2018) Emerging technologies for extraction of bioactives and polysaccharides from tropical fruit waste. In: 2nd ISEKI Food Waste Recovery Workshop 2018, 3-5 July 2018, Stuttgart, Germany.

Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Rheology ( 090408 )


Dr Polly Burey is a chemical and materials engineer/food scientist with expertise in developing fundamental understanding of the relationships between formulation, microstructure, processing and rheological behaviour of food materials, developed over a 19-year industry-linked academic research career. Polly leads the BSc Food Science major introduced in 2017, and the Food Waste Valorisation Research Program Team . The Food Science major spans 8 specialist units relevant to food science as well as 4 core general units focusing on mathematical analysis and communication. The rest of the major can encompass related electives that could be in wine science, plant agricultural science, health, engineering and business - Polly is happy to talk to you about your food science interests and what a food scientist actually does! For a bit of an idea of what Food Science is see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj8t6V5yubk Polly's current research interests lie in the development of useful products and energy offsets from food excess and processing by-products, specifically ingredients, nutritional products, and composite materials, including bioplastics. Through this research the Food Waste Valorisation team works with industries to analyse food supply systems, and determine economically and environmentally viable food byproduct transformation strategies and processes. The ethos of the team is that food 'loss' and 'waste' are untapped resources with many potential applications beyond landfill. As part of this research, Polly also belongs to the Functional Foods Group and the Centre for Future Materials within the Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences.