Staff profiles

Mango Parker

Position: Senior Research Scientist

BSc (Chem) Flinders University, PhD University of South Australia

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Phone: 08 8313 6600
Since: 7 January 2002

Mango Parker is a Senior Research Scientist with a strong track record in aroma and flavour chemistry research. She has an h-index of 18 and her peer-reviewed publications cover smoke taint, volatiles, non-volatiles, rotundone, phenolics and tannin. She was awarded the inaugural Manfred Rothe Gold prize for Excellence in Flavour Science in 2019 for her PhD work which established that naturally occurring grape-derived glycosides can contribute to wine flavour by releasing odorants in the mouth during tasting. She started her career in 1999 in the Southcorp Wine graduate program, and has maintained strong industry connections through her research at AWRI. Mango has presented at conferences in Germany, Austria and Australia, and has recorded several podcasts on smoke taint and wine flavour, including an episode of the BBC’s Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox, Professor Brian Schmidt, Robin Ince, Dr Patricia Williamson and Tim Minchin.


Aroma and flavour chemistry, smoke taint, grape and wine composition, sensory analysis, analytical chemistry.


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