Sensory Science Centre Manager, Faculty of Science
Dr. Margaret Thibodeau is the Sensory Science Centre Manager at the University of Nottingham.
Margaret obtained her BSc in Oenology and Viticulture with first class standing at Brock University (Ontario, Canada). Next, Margaret graduated with her PhD in Biological Sciences, also from Brock University. Margaret's PhD research aimed to better understand thermal taste, a phenomenon whereby some individuals experience taste sensations simply by having their tongue warmed or cooled. Work from her thesis, was presented at several international sensory science conferences and led to the publication of five peer reviewed articles. Margaret's work was also recognized at convocation, where she received the Distinguished Graduate Student Award.
Margaret's research interests include understanding the link between flavour perception, food preferences, personality, food consumption and diet-related outcomes. Margaret is a member of the Institute of Food Science & Technology, the Association for Chemoreception, the Society of Sensory Professionals and the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology.
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