John Germov is Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Charles Sturt University. A professor of sociology, John’s research interests span the social determinants of health, the social origins of food and alcohol habits, workplace change, and the history of sociology. He has published 24 books, including: Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society (4th ed. 2019), Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology (6th ed. 2019), Hunter Wine: A History (2018), and A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite (4th ed. 2017). Hunter Wine: A History (co-authored with Julie McIntyre) is the winner of the Wine Communicators of Australia 2018 Best Wine Book Award.