Dr Kevin Sutton

Science Group Leader, Food & Bioproducts Technology Food Innovation, Plant and Food Research


BSc (Hons), Chemistry, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
PhD, Organic Chemistry, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Research Interests & Activities

Targeted human health outcomes through the understanding of food chemistry (in particular, protein, polysaccharide and phytochemical chemistry) and its interaction with human metabolism and the human microbiome, development and application of analytical and instrumental methods for determining the composition and functionality of food ingredients and products, understanding the relationship between protein and polysaccharide structure and chemistry and the control of the functionality of plant-based food products, and the development of bioproducts to attain the goal of “100% utilisation” of NZ plant crops.

Professional Memberships

Member, Royal Society of New Zealand
Member, New Zealand Institute of Chemistry
Member, Australan Grain Science Association