Scientific Committee/Organizing Committee
Dr Lisa Methven, University of Reading, UK
Dr Lisa Methven is Associate Professor in Food and Sensory Science at the University of Reading. She is Director of the Food Research Group and Manager of the Sensory Science Centre. Her research focuses on individual differences in sensory perception of foods and their association with liking, food choice and dietary intake. Since her appointment at Reading in 2008, Lisa has over 50 scientific publications and her work had been funded by the UK research councils, food companies and charities. Her research group pursue three main research themes. The first is concerned with improving the palatability of foods designed to meet the nutritional needs of older people. In the second theme, the group explores genotypical and phenotypical differences in taste perception and their impact on dietary choice. The growing theme for the research group is in the arena of product reformulation, understanding and modifying perception and acceptability of foods designed to improve health.