Biography Øydis Ueland
I am Senior researcher in Department of Food and Health at Nofima where I have been employed from 1998.
My main research areas are within consumer and sensory sciences.
I am particularly interested in consumers’ risk perception with regard to foods. In addition, I am interested in how age and gender influence food choice.
My educational background is a Master in Nutrition from University of Oslo and a PhD in injury prevention also from UiO. Previously, I have worked as a researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Øydis Ueland has 60 publications at Nofima:
1. April 2021 – 31. March 2024
For older adults, undernutrition can be a serious health problem. EAT4AGE will prevent undernutrition and avoid impaired muscle function by investigating how age-related changes, such as decline in digestive functions, oral processing, sensory perception, and appetite, can be overcome.
1. January 2018 – 1. January 2021
We want everyone to be able to eat good, healthy food – no matter what their situation.
1. April 2017 – 31. March 2020
The project aims at developing innovative products and solutions to make it easier for elderly people to achieve a healthy diet.
1. January 2017 – 31. December 2020
The main goal of the strategic research program FoodMicro-Pack is to contribute to production and offering of safe and durable food, optimal packaging concepts and reduced food waste in the Norwegian food sector.
1. January 2014 – 31. December 2016
Communication with consumers is one of the most important elements in the effective management and control of food-borne hazards. This is particularly important in crisis situations – for example, during a food scare.