Ishka Bless

Ishka Bless

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences


Combining a professional background in social enterprise and community services with undergraduate studies in Food Science and Nutrition (Hons) at UNSW, I am interested in human-centred approaches to sustainable food transitions. I am particularly motivated to address the social, cultural and sensory challenges associated with edible insect consumption in Western society.

As a part of the University of Adelaide-Nottingham Joint PhD Program, my research will investigate consumer opinions on edible insects from a cross-cultural perspective; exploring the influence of socio-cultural factors and individual traits on consumer acceptance and sensory appeal, as well as developing and evaluating interventions which work to enhance the diffusion of insects in Western diet.

I am currently investigating consumer opinions on edible insects from a cross-cultural perspective; exploring the influence of socio-cultural factors and individual traits on consumer acceptance and sensory appeal, as well as developing and evaluating interventions which work to enhance the diffusion of insects in Western diet.

University of Adelaide Research Scholarship


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