Doctor Richard Thomas

Doctor Richard Thomas

Academic Program Advisor, Academic Program Advisor, Master of Science/Master of Forensic Science,
Food Sciences

Senior Lecturer,
Food Sciences



  • PhD University of Wales (Cardiff)
  • BSc University of Wales (Cardiff)
  • BSc University of Wales (Swansea)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Food Sciences
  • Food Sciences


Phone: (02) 4570 1539
Location: K.12.067

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Journal Articles

  • Krishna, P., Pandey, G., Thomas, R. and Parks, S. (2023), 'Improving blueberry fruit nutritional quality through physiological and genetic interventions : a review of current research and future directions', Antioxidants, vol 12, no 4 .
  • Pandey, G., Parks, S. and Thomas, R. (2023), 'Polymer and photo-selective covers on plant and fruit development : a review', Agronomy Journal, vol 115, no 6 , pp 3074 - 3091.
  • Chakma, S., Chileshe, S., Thomas, R. and Krishna, P. (2021), 'Cotton seed priming with brassinosteroid promotes germination and seedling growth', Agronomy, vol 11, no 3 .
  • King, J., Riegler, M., Thomas, R. and Spooner-Hart, R. (2015), 'Phylogenetic placement of Australian carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae)', Austral Entomology, vol 54, no 4 , pp 366 - 375.
  • O'Carrigan, A., Babla, M., Wang, F., Liu, X., Mak, M., Thomas, R., Bellotti, W. and Chen, Z. (2014), 'Analysis of gas exchange, stomatal behaviour and micronutrients uncovers dynamic response and adaptation of tomato plants to monochromatic light treatments', Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, vol 82 , pp 105 - 115.
  • Thomas, R. (2006), 'Philology in Viet Nam and its Impact on Southeast Asian Cultural History', Modern Asian Studies, vol 40, no 2 , pp 477 - 515.

Current Projects

Title: Optimising blueberry fruit nutritional quality using controlled spectra and mild stress treatment via polytunnel innovation
  • Future Food Systems Limited CRC
Western Researchers: Richard Thomas
Years: 2020-07-01 - 2024-06-30
ID: P00026870

Previous Projects

Title: The Replica Project
  • The Australian Embassy Hanoi
Western Researchers: Richard Thomas
Years: 2000-07-01 - 2001-07-01
ID: P0013268
Title: SOS: Save Outdoor Sculpture
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Richard Thomas and Samuel Adeloju
Years: 1997-01-01 - 1999-12-31
ID: P0012512
Title: Carbon Isotope Fractionation in C4 Photosynthesis
  • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering Ltd (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Richard Thomas
Years: 2006-08-04 - 2007-12-31
ID: P0014945
Title: Phylogenetic relationship of Australian Silphidae species with comparison to non-endemic species
  • Australian Biological Resources Study (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Robert Spooner-Hart, Markus Riegler and Richard Thomas
Years: 2012-11-25 - 2012-11-28
ID: P00020962

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