Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design


John Hutchings

Visiting Professor

John Hutchings is a physicist brought up in industry, finishing his time with Unilever Research as a specialist in colour and appearance. The approach to the subject developed during this period has since been broadened into studies on colour in biological nature, folklore and oral tradition, archaeology, language, ethics, and an extension of the food appearance philosophy into the wider world of design. At present he is working on the specification of food colour and appearance, and is supervising and coordinating industry/academia research projects in colour and imaging science at LeedsUniversity, where he is Visiting Professor. John is the author of more than 100 scientific papers, as well as of the books Food Color and Appearance, now in its second edition, and Expectations in the Food Industry – Impact of Color and Appearance. John is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.  He holds the Deane B Judd Award of the International Colour Association, the Newton Medal of the Colour Group (GB), and is an honorary member of the Colour Group (GB) and the Grupo Argentino del Color.

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