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I am senior researcher in Sensory and Consumer Science at Nofima and Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. My research has focused on the exploration of new methodologies for understanding consumers. I have authored more than 100 articles in international journals, various book chapters and co-authored four books on methodological aspects of consumer research, as “Novel Techniques in Sensory Characterization and Consumer Profiling” and “Methods in consumer research”.
I am passionate about methodological aspects of research with special populations (children, elderly, food sub-cultures) at the light of societal issues related to food behaviour, as well as consumer involvement in the green shift, aiming to support the transition to healthier and more sustainable diets.
I lead the EU project Edulia, a multidisciplinary MSCA training network, looking into bringing down barriers to children healthy eating, training a new generation of researchers in Europe www.edulia.eu
Education and past professional experience
Food Engineer from Universidad de la República (Uruguay) and PhD from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain). With wide experience in academic and industrial research, my past positions include lecturer in the Universidad de la República in Uruguay, pre- and post-doctoral researcher in the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology in Valencia, Spain, and Senior Sensory and Consumer Scientist in Kraft Foods UK R&D.