Adjunct Professor Gordon Robertson

Adjunct Professor

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science

Overview

Gordon Robertson is a food packaging consultant, expert witness, author and trainer, and an adjunct Professor in the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Prior to that he was for 11 years Vice President for Environmental & External Affairs for Tetra Pak in their Asia Regional Headquarters. Before that he was Foundation Professor of Packaging Technology at Massey University, New Zealand where he taught courses in food packaging for 21 years. The 1st edition of his book FOOD PACKAGING: PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE was published in 1992, followed by a 2nd edition in 2006. They have become the most popular books on food packaging and are used in universities and by industry around the world. The 3rd edition was published by CRC Press in the USA in December 2012. He offers training courses in food packaging using the book as the course notes. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science & Technology, and a Fellow of the US Institute of Food Technologists. In addition he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Packaging, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology, and a Past President and Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Food Science & Technology. From 2010 to 2012 he was a member of the Governing Council of IUFoST (International Union of Food Science & Technology). He is a member of the editorial boards of several journals including Packaging Technology & Science and Food Packaging & Shelf Life.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Diploma of Management
  • Master of Technology (Food)
  • Bachelor of Technology (Food)

Publications

  • Robertson, Gordon L. (2015) Trends in food packaging. Food Science and Technology (London), 29 3: 12-15.

  • Robertson, Gordon L. (2014) Biobased but not biodegradable. Food Technology, 68 6: 61-70.

  • Robertson, G. L. (2014). Packaging materials for biscuits and their influence on shelf life. In Neal K. Van Alfen (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems (pp. 232-249) San Diego United States: Elseiver. doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-52512-3.00063-2

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Robertson, G. L. (2014). Packaging materials for biscuits and their influence on shelf life. In Neal K. Van Alfen (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems (pp. 232-249) San Diego United States: Elseiver. doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-52512-3.00063-2

  • Robertson, G. L. (2011). Heat Treatment of Milk: Ultra-High Tempterature Treatment (UHT: AspectPackaging. In John W. Fuquay, Patrick E. Fox and Paul L. H. McSweeney (Ed.), Encyclopedia of dairy sciences 2nd ed. (pp. 708-713) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Academic Press.

  • Robertson, G. L. (2011). Packaging and food and beverage shelf life. In David Kilcast and Persis Subramaniam (Ed.), Food and beverage stability and shelf life (pp. 244-272) Oxford, United Kingdom: Woodhead Publishing. doi:10.1016/B978-1-84569-701-3.50007-4

  • Robertson, G. L. (2011). Packaging materials for biscuits and their influenec on shelf life. In D. J. R. Manley (Ed.), Manley's technology of biscuits, crackers and cookies 4th ed. (pp. 247-267) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Woodhead Publishing. doi:10.1533/9780857093646.2.247

  • Robertson, G. L. (2011). Paper-based packaging for frozen foods. In Da-Wen Sun (Ed.), Handbook of frozen food processing and packaging 2nd ed. (pp. 743-758) Boca Raton Florida, United States: CRC Press. doi:10.1201/b11204-41

  • Robertson, Gordon L. (2009). Food packaging. In Geoffrey Campbell-Platt and International Union of Food Science and Technology (Ed.), Food science and technology (pp. 275-298) Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Robertson, Gordon (2009). Sustainable food packaging. In Handbook of Waste Management and Co-Product Recovery in Food Processing (pp. 221-254) Cambridge, England: Woodhead Publishing. doi:10.1533/9781845697051.2.221

  • Robertson, Gordon (2008). Shelf life of packaged foods: Its measurement and estimation. In A. L. Brody and J. B. Lord (Ed.), Developing new food products for a changing marketplace 2nd ed. (pp. 329-352) Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.: CRC Press.

  • Robertson, Gordon L. (2008). State-of-the-art biobased food packaging materials. In Chiellini, Emo (Ed.), Environmentally compatible food packaging (pp. 3-28) Cambridge, U.K.: Woodhead Publishing. doi:10.1533/9781845694784.1.3

Journal Article

Other Outputs

  • Robertson, Gordon (2009) Packaging of food in Kit L. Yam (eds.) The Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology. 3 Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons