Campbell Ellison

Campbell Ellison

Food Technologist


The pie man reinventing food waste

My food technology career has taken me from supermarket product development for chicken sauces, pies and pastries through to commercialising innovations in reducing food waste.

At Callaghan Innovation I worked on byproduct utilisation and plant-based beverage development for a startup who creates bread from beer by-products. Their mission is to stop food waste and if you’re a Burger Fuel customer, you may have eaten the results of my work.

Food technologists combine chemistry, microbiology and process engineering in our work to design food products. Most of the supermarket manufactured food products that you buy have been designed by food technologists.

I am fascinated by the changes we can effect in human health when eating and using natural materials. I enjoy using problem solving skills and creativity to help New Zealand companies make a difference in their food product lines.

Areas of expertise
  • Food formulation
  • Enzymatic hydrolysis
  • By-product utilisation
  • Plant based beverage development
  • Alternative proteins
  • BFoodTech (Honours), Bachelor of Food Technology, Massey University, Albany, 2013
Memberships and awards
  • New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST) member
Selected publications
  • Journal of Supercritical Fluids, Extraction of hemp seed using near-critical CO2, propane and dimethyl ether, Campbell Ellison, Teresa Moreno, Owen Catchpole, Tina Fenton, Kirill Lagutin, Andrew MacKenzie, Kevin Mitchell, Dawn Scott
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