Dr. Emma Feeney hold degrees from Queen's University, Belfast (BSc Genetics) and University College Dublin (PhD Genetics and Nutrition). She conducted postdoctoral experience in UCD and at the Pennsylvania State University, in the areas of human nutrition and metabolism, functional food ingredients from dairy, and in Sensory Evaluation. Following research positions in FHI Phases 1 and 2, in human intervention studies and on the Healthy Cheeses workpackage, she joined the FHI management team as the Science Program Manager in 2016. In 2017, she joined the faculty of the UCD Institute of Food and Health. Emma has extensive experience in various aspects of sensory evaluation, psychophysical measurements and nutrition intake assessment in children and adults. Her research interests include food consumption patterns, genetic variation in taste and the subsequent effect on food liking and choice.