Prestigious international award for meat scientist

July 14 / 140

Professor Warner (left) received the award for her contributions to improve international cooperation, knowledge and understanding in meat science.
Professor Warner (left) received the award for her contributions to improve international cooperation, knowledge and understanding in meat science.

Professor Robyn Warner has been awarded the American Meat Science Association’s 2014 International lectureship award.

Professor Warner received the award for her contributions to improve international cooperation, knowledge and understanding in Meat Science. 

She said young women need to see examples of successful women in science. 

“Women need to know you can balance a family and have a successful career in science,” Professor Warner said. 

Professor Warner is the first woman to receive the award, which was established in 1992 to honor an individual for internationally recognised contributions to the field of meat science and technology. 

“I hope other women also get a feeling of the wonderful journey that scientific discovery takes you on, one side of which is international recognition and accolades,” she said.  

“But in fact I am like many others (I am sure) who do it for the intense interest and passion in discovering something new and interesting, getting answers to puzzling and vexing questions, rather than for the accolades.”

Professor Warner is also a founding member of the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Scientific Committee. 

She thanked her PhD supervisor Professor Bob Kauffman from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her husband and her family for their support.

Professor Warner and her inter-disciplinary team have won other awards including the Australian Museum Eureka Award and the International Meat Secretariat awards for applying meat science principles to the assurance of quality.  

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