The Board of Directors of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) are pleased to announce the appointment of Associate Professor Kerry Wilkinson as Deputy Editor of the Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research.

Assoc. Prof. Wilkinson joins current Deputy Editor Assoc. Prof. Gregory Dunn and Editor-in-Chief, Dr Terry Lee, OAM.

Dr. Lee, commented: “Bringing as prestigious and capable a scientist as Assoc. Prof. Wilkinson onto an already strong editorial team, supported by highly respected Associate Editors will undoubtedly result in the continued growth of the journal’s overall quality, in addition to decreasing the journal’s turnaround times. We are delighted to have her aboard”.

Kerry is an Associate Professor of Oenology at The University of Adelaide here at Waite. Her primary research interests concern the flavour chemistry of grapes and wine, for example: the impact of bushfire smoke on grapes and wine; the improved utility of oak wood for wine maturation; and the influence of production method on the composition and sensory profiles of sparkling wine. Other areas of interest include the chemical and sensory analysis of foods and beverages, and their appeal to consumers.

Kerry completed her PhD in wine science and analytical chemistry at Flinders University and The Australian Wine Research Institute. Her appointment as an academic enabled her to combine her passion for both wine education and research.

Assoc. Prof. Wilkinson is a member of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology Journal Advisory Subcommittee, the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, the American Chemical Society, the Wine Innovation Centre and the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production.

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