Keith Woodford holds the position of Honorary Professor of Agri-Food Systems at Lincoln University, New Zealand. His main role at Lincoln University is supervising postgraduate students. He combines this with industry-based project work and consultancies both in New Zealand and beyond.
Keith’s agri-food interests are wide ranging, and span from farm level strategy through to industry strategy, consumer issues and human health. He has a particular interest in ‘whole of system’ issues. Keith holds a PhD from University of Queensland and a Master of Agricultural Science from Canterbury University. He has worked in more than 20 countries on agri-food development projects. He is a Fellow of the NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management, and a Member of the NZ Society of Animal Production. He has published in journals as diverse as Agricultural Systems, Meat Science, Community Development Journal, Systemic Practice and Action Research, Proceedings of the NZ Society of Animal Production, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Diabetes and Nutrition, Nutrients, Advances in Nutrition, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, and Primary Industry Management.
Keith has a particular interest in the health issues relating to A1 beta-casein. In 2007 he wrote a book on these issues called ‘Devil in the Milk’. In New Zealand it is published by Craig Potton Publishing, and in the United States by Chelsea Green. Numerous posts on the health and industry issues relating to A1 beta-casein can be found in this site under the category ‘A1 and A2 milk’.
Keith has also had a life long interest in mountain regions and mountaineering. In his younger years he climbed widely in the New Zealand Alps and also climbed in the Andes (from Peru to Tierra del Fuego), the Himalayas and Antarctica. These days he has toned things down more than a little, but remains active in the hills, and still skis each year in both New Zealand and North America.
Keith can be contacted at keith.woodford(at)lincoln.ac.nz