Renata Ristic

Dr Renata Ristic

Grant-Funded Researcher (B)

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Renata graduated from the University of Belgrade, specialising in Viticulture and Horticulture. She attained her PhD in Viticulture and Oenology at the University of Adelaide in 2004. Since then, she has been involved in many research projects and gained expertise in viticulture, winemaking, wine chemistry, sensory science and consumer studies. One of her previous research projects focused on the effect of bush fire smoke on vine physiology, grape and wine quality and wine sensory properties Her last project was in the area of consumer studies and investigated the effect of context and wine composition on wine consumers’ emotions, perception of quality, hedonic liking and purchase intentions. In 2015 Renata joined the ARC TC-IWP as a senior postdoctoral research fellow. She coordinates research and collaboration between CSU, UA and ARC TC-IWP and translates research outputs from all TC-IWP projects into industry-ready applications.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 - ongoing Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2009 Chemist Amdel
    2006 - 2007 Technical Officer CSIRO, Land and Water (Precision Viticulture)
    2005 - 2006 Research Chemist Mayne Pharma International
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Bosnian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Croatian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Serbian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Slovenian Can read, write and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    The University of Belgrade Serbia Bachelor degree of Agricultural Science
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2012 Graduate Certificate in Higher Education University of Adelaide Australia
  • Research Interests

Guest lectures at: VWO, Foundation of Wine Science and the Australian Wine industry III: Rise of an icon. 

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Use of Activated Carbon Fabric to Mitigate Smoke Taint in Grapes and Wine Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Tingting Shi
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Potential for Natural Flavour Additives to Improve the Sensory Properties and Consumer Acceptance of Wine Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Yaelle Saltman
    2013 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Bursting the Bubble: Understanding Australian Consumer Preferences for Sparkling Wine Styles Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Naomi Verdonk
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2000 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Viticulture and Oenology Australia
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
  • Phone: 83130402
  • Email: renata.ristic@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83137115
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Wine Innovation Central, floor 3
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine - WT

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