The Riddet Institute is a premier national centre for fundamental and strategic scientific research in food. Its area of expertise is at the intersection of food material science, novel food processing, gastrointestinal biology and human nutrition.
Established in 2003 and awarded Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE ) status by the New Zealand Government in 2007, the Riddet Institute provides a unique intellectual environment using a multi-disciplinary scientific approach and integrating New Zealand’s expertise across multiple organisations. The Institute is internationally acclaimed and led by scientists of international renown.
The Riddet Institute’s environment for discovery and learning is fertile ground for building research capacity. Its students of today will be the leaders of a prosperous food industry in the future, one that has the ability to develop innovative, healthier foods.
The Riddet Institute CoRE Partners
The Riddet Institute is a network of world class scientists drawn from our partner organizations and leading collaborators overseas.
Vision & Priorities
The Riddet Institute is a world-best research centre in food and related sciences, providing fundamental scientific understanding and training a new generation of science leaders.
Governance & Leadership
The Riddet Institute is overseen by a governance board with leaders from the Agri-food sector and is led by Director Distinguished Professor Harjinder Singh and Deputy Director Professor Warren McNabb with a small dedicated team of management and administrative staff.
Funding & Statistics
110 students, 16 Principal Investigators, 36 Associate Investigators, 7 Riddet Institute Fellows & 1 Fellow Laureate and Over 1200 journal publications over 10 years.
Riddet Institute publications are available here to view online and download.
Professor William Riddet
One of Massey University’s founding professors, William Riddet, contributed to many major advances in the dairy industry nationally and internationally. He is recognized as one of New Zealand’s foremost food scientists. The naming of the Riddet Institute acknowledges his contribution to food science.