Andrew J Sinclair

Andrew J Sinclair

Emeritus Professor, Professor of Nutrition Science,
Deakin University, Australia.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics,
Monash University, Australia
Visiting Professor, South China University of Technology,
Guangzhou, China
Experience in research, building multidisciplinary research teams, research advice, industry engagement, teaching and mentoring academics for forty-six years.
Experience working with industry in project management, expert opinion evidence, and senior advisor to industry boards, international technical panels and academic journals.

Employment Summary

  • Deakin University, Professor Nutrition Science, 2006-2014
  • RMIT University, Professor of Food Science, 1996-2005
  • RMIT University, Professor of Biochemistry, 1992-1995
  • Deakin University, Research Fellow (on secondment), 1989-1994
  • RMIT University, Principal Lecturer, 1986-1992
  • Veterinary Research Institute, Senior Research Scientist, Parkville, 1976-1985
  • University of Melbourne, Senior Tutor, 1975
  • Nuffield Institute of Comparative Medicine, Zoological Society of London, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1971-1974
  • University of Western Ontario, Canada, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1969-1970


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Biochemistry, University of Melbourne 1968
  • Bachelor Agricultural Science, University of Melbourne, 1964


  • Australasian-American Oil Chemists’ Society Research Award 2015, International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids Alexander Leaf Life-time Research Award, 2014
  • Honorary Fellow of Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, 2011
  • Fellow of the Nutrition Society of Australia, 2003
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology, 2001
  • Fellow (Hon), Australia College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine, 2012
  • Supelco/Nicholas Pellick AOCS Research Award, 1999


  • Chair, Animal Ethics Committee, Deakin University, 2008-2014
  • Deputy Chair, Research & Research Training Committee, Deakin University, 2013
  • Director, Metabolic Research Unit, Deakin University, 2008-2012
  • Chair, National Committee for Nutrition, Australian Academy of Science, 2011-2013.
  • Chair, FAO/WHO Review Panel on risks and benefits of seafood consumption, 2010
  • President of Board of Trustees, ILSI Australasia Inc, 2009-2011.
  • Scientific Advisor, The Omega 3 Centre (Australia), 2005-2017
  • Chair, Australian Nutrition Trust Fund, 2011-2018
  • President, Nutrition Society of Australia, 2008-09.
  • Honorary Secretary, Nutrition Society of Australia, 2004-2005
  • Honorary Editor, Nutrition Society of Australia, 1983-85
  • Conference chairperson, International and National conferences, organization and fund raising (1992, 1995, 2006).

Research and Teaching

Research Publications

  • Peer-reviewed publications, 286. According to google scholar, h-index of 56, total citations 10,301.

Research Service

  • Editorial Board, Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids (Elsevier Journal), 2006 -Deputy Editor, British Journal of Nutrition, 2011 –
  • Reviewer of Department of Applied Biology & Chemical Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic, 2012Examiner for Higher Degrees
  • Reviewer of National and International grants
  • Research Supervision – Postgraduate Students
  • Successfully supervised
  • 22 Master of Science and Honours students at RMIT University and Deakin University, 17 PhD students at RMIT University and Deakin University, and co-supervised 4 PhD students at the University of Melbourne.
  • HDR Supervisor of the Year, RMIT University 2002
  • HDR Supervisor of the Year, Deakin University 1994

Research Interests

  • Food technology, clean food, food security, nutrition in transition, optimizing brain health through nutrition.

Teaching – Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

  • Taught classes in biochemistry, nutrition and functional foods at RMIT University and
    Deakin University in the period 1986 to 2014, inclusive.