Professor Eric Dickinson


Eric was educated in chemistry at the University of Sheffield (B.Sc., Ph.D.). After postdoctoral posts in California, Leeds and Oxford, he joined the then Procter Department of Food Science at the University of Leeds in 1977, taking up the following academic positions:

1977–1988   Lecturer in Food Science

1988–1992   Reader in Food Colloids

1992–2008   Professor of Food Colloids

Eric formally retired from his Personal Chair in 2008, and enthusiastically continues his research activities through occasional published articles and as Associate Editor of the journal Food Hydrocolloids.


Research interests

Eric is the author/editor of several books and well over 400 peer reviewed journal articles.

He is a Thomson Reuters ISI Highly Cited author (top 1% globally) in Agricultural Sciences (h-index 70, Web of Science).

His publication record can be accessed at or Web of Science using the unique ResearcherID identifier F-6176-2011.

Research groups and institutes

  • Food Colloids and Processing

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