Penny Comino


Food Chemistry

University of Queensland




Dr Penny Comino is a course co-ordinator and lecturer in chemistry and food chemistry with the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences and the School of Chemistry and Molecular BioSciences. Dr. Comino has a primarily teaching focused role in the subjects CHEM2003, CHEM1100, CHEM1004 and FOOD7013, involving undergraduate and postgraduate (masters) students at St. Lucia and Gatton campuses. These subjects encompass core chemistry, nutrition, thermodynamics, engineering and chemistry analytical related content.
Dr. Comino gained her PhD (2014) under the supervision of Professor Mike Gidley, who is the Director of the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences (CNAFS) at the University of Queensland, Australia. Dr. Comino’s research centred around the characterization of dietary fibre, and its processing effects using in vitro studies.
Over the years, Dr. Comino has recently published several nutritionally related articles in prominent international peer reviewed journals.

Area of Interests

  • Nutritional Dietary aspects of colonic health
  • Gut Microbiome and General Nutrition.