Biography Margrethe Hersleth
I am a Research Director in Nofima, where I have been working since 1992. My research areas are sensory perception of food, factors that affects food intake and general consumer insight. My interests also include children’s learning mechanisms for a healthy and varied diet, and development of methods for sensory measurements and consumer-studies. In addition, I have a part-time job as an associate professor at NMBU where I teach sensory- and consumer sciences at bachelor and master levels. My background is MSc in food sciences from NMBU in 1985 followed by a PhD in 2005. During these years I worked in the ministry of agriculture, in Tine SA and in Matforsk as an adviser in quality systems projects and product improvement projects inthe food industry. I have international research experience through periods of visit in US, Italy and Denmark, participation in EU-projects and international sensory organisations (ESN and E3S).