It is only one month left to the beginning of my Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions "CONSUMEHealth.Using consumer science to improve healthy eating habits", in the meanwhile I have just got back from one intensive week of conferences where I had the opportunity of listening and discussing the past and the future of food.
What is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions? The MSCA is part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research funding scheme and aims to support the career development and training of researchers – with a focus on innovation skills – in all scientific disciplines through international and intersectoral mobility.
Even if in today’s world everyone talks about food and seems expert, many people are wondering who are the most competent sources to listen to? At the same time, in Academia more and more researchers, besides investigating the critical issues surrounding our food system, are also trying to communicate the results to the citizens at large. I thought that, as a young researcher, I should give it a try!
I’m currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Food and Drug at the University of Parma (Italy) and lecturer in consumer behavior.
My studies lie at the nexus of psychology, sensory analysis, and experimental economics to better inform policy-makers, private companies, and the general public on eating behavior.