Dr Li Day is Sector Manager – Food & Fibre at AgResearch. She has 23 years of experience in food science and research, in particular providing research and services to the global food companies. She completed her PhD at the University of Reading, UK and worked at Campden BRI, UK for 9 years. She joined AgR in Dec 2014. Prior to joining AgResearch, she was a group leader at CSIRO managing research activities in food material science in dairy, meat and cereal applications. She is specialised in food structure, rheology and unit processes on the material and product properties of manufactured foods. Her particular interest is to bridge the gap between science innovation and supporting industry applications.

She has published more than 80 research papers and book chapters. Currently she serves as the subject Editor for Elsevier Food Science Reference Module, adjunct Associate Professor within the ARC Future Grains Centre at Charles Sturt University, Australia and overseas PhD Supervisor for the Harbin Institute of Technology, China.