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Szakos Dávid


Dr. Dávid Szakos

Department of Applied Food Science (DAFS)
Position: Researh fellow
(1) 478-4100 (8534)
Building L, II. Floor


He obtained his BSc degree in Food engineering in 2014 at the Faculty of Food Science of the Corvinus University of Budapest, and in 2017 he received his MSc degree in Chemical engineering at the Faculty of Chemistry and Bioengineering of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. In 2016, in parallel with his master’s studies, he started working at the Risk Management Directorate of the National Food Chain Safety Office as a Strategic analyst. He started his PhD studies at the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest in 2018, and in 2022 he defended his thesis titled “The role of functional food in healthy ageing: a consumer research perspective” with a summa cum laude classification, after which he will work as a Research fellow at the UVMB from the fall of 2022.

Main research areas:

  • Food safety
  • Food waste reduction
  • Functional food products
  • Risk communication
  • Consumer research


Appointments and positions:


Time Name of institutions Position
2022- University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, Department of Food Hygiene Researh fellow
2018-2022 University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, Department of Veterinary Forensics and Economics PhD student
2016-2022 National Food Chain Safety Office, Directorate for Risk Management Strategic analyst
2013-2015 Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Food Science Research assistant


Professional membership:

Committee Time Post
Hungarian Society of Nutrition 2021- Member
Hungarian Society of Zoonoses 2014- Member
University Council of Doctoral Students, UVMB 2018-2022 Delegate, President


Previous dissertation / number of TDK students: 1


Publication list (Top10):


  1. Szakos, D., Ózsvári, L., & Kasza, G. (2022). Health-related nutritional preferences of older adults: A segmentation study for functional food development. Journal of Functional Foods, 92, 105065.
  2. Kasza, G., Csenki, E., Szakos, D., & Izsó, T. (2022). The evolution of food safety risk communication: Models and trends in the past and the future. Food Control, 138, 109025.
  3. Kunszabó, A., Szakos, D., Dorkó, A., Farkas, C., & Kasza, G. (2022). Household food waste composting habits and behaviours in Hungary: a segmentation study. Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, 30, 100839.
  4. Madarász, T., Kontor, E., Antal, E., Kasza, G., Szakos, D., & Szakály, Z. (2022). Food Purchase Behavior during The First Wave of COVID-19: The Case of Hungary. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(2), 872.
  5. Oláh, J., Kasza, G., Szabó-Bódi, B., Szakos, D., Popp, J., & Lakner, Z. (2022). Household food waste research: the current state of the art and a guided tour for further development. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 10, 1-18.
  6. Visy, A., Jónás, G., Szakos, D., Horváth-Mezőfi, Z., Hidas, K. I., Barkó, A., & Friedrich, L. (2021). Evaluation of ultrasound and microbubbles effect on pork meat during brining process. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 75, 105589.
  7. Szakos, D., Szabó-Bódi, B., & Kasza, G. (2021). Consumer awareness campaign to reduce household food waste based on structural equation behavior modeling in Hungary. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28(19), 24580-24589.
  8. Szakos, D., Ózsvári, L., & Kasza, G. (2020). Perception of older adults about health-related functionality of foods compared with other age groups. Sustainability, 12(7), 2748.
  9. Fricz, A. S., Ittzés, A., Ózsvári, L., Szakos, D., & Kasza, G. (2020). Consumer perception of local food products in Hungary. British Food Journal, 122(9), 2965-2979.
  10. Szabó-Bódi, B., Kasza, G., & Szakos, D. (2018). Assessment of household food waste in Hungary. British Food Journal, 120(3), 625-638.