Dr Rodney Mailer has researched olive oil quality and production throughout the development of Australia’s industry with a focus on quality control. He has worked internationally to identify adulteration issues in commercial olive oils. With the help of the IOC he has worked to bring authenticity to EVOO. He established, and, for many years supervised the Government “Australian Oils Research Laboratory” (AORL) in NSW. Dr Mailer continues to work in developing standards for edible oils in his role as a Technical representative on the International Standards Organisation, Codex Alimentarius and Standards Australia.
Dr Mailer recently left the NSW Department of Primary Industries as a Principal Research Scientist where he led the edible oil research programme but remains an adjunct Professor at the EH Grahame Centre, a subsidiary of the Charles Sturt University. Rod received his MSc from the Australian National University and his PhD at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. His work has seen him receive multiple awards during his career including induction as a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and a Fellow of the American Oil Chemists Society.
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