Staff Profile:Dr. Lisa Methven

Dr Lisa Methven
Job Title:
Director (FaBS)

Sensory Science Centre

Programme Director for BSc Food Science with Business (3&4 Year Programmes)

Areas of Interest:

Lisa's areas of expertise are in sensory and consumer science as well as flavour and taste chemistry. She currently pursues three main research themes; (1) investigating causes and influences of individual differences in sensory perception; (2) investigating consumer acceptability and bioactivity of vegetables and (3) improving the palatability of foods for older people.

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    Research Awards:

    2008 - 2012 : PI on Research grant from Research into Ageing (age UK)

    2008- 2012 : Reading PI on multisite research grant from the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA) programme (cross research council initiative): project "mappmal".

    External Activities:

    FIFST; member of the IFST's professional food sensory group (PFSG)

    Committee member of SCI Food Group

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    +44 (0) 118 378 8714
    0118 931 0080
    Food Biosciences Room 2-65b

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