Woon Leong

Doctor of Philosophy, (Animal Science)
Study Completed: 2011
College of Sciences


Thesis Title
Studies into factors responsible for the acceptability of pork on the Singaporean market

Ms Leong investigated novel methods of manipulating components of pork quality with the long-term goal of devising and characterising production and processing systems that satisfy consumer demands in Singapore while being profitable for the New Zealand pork industry. She achieved this by imposing treatments on pigs or pork that were expected to enhance pork quality and then quantifying the effects in terms of consumer acceptability in the market place, sensory analysis by trained panels, and selected aspects of product composition.

Dr Roger Purchas
Associate Professor Yuan Lee
Associate Professor Brian Wilkinson
Professor Patrick Morel