Staff Profile:Dr Stella Lignou

Dr Stella Lignou
Job Title:
Lecturer in Sensory and Consumer Science

Sensory Science Centre

FNS Summer School for Year 12 students Co-ordinator

Areas of Interest:

Stella's research sits at the cross-section of flavour and sensory analysis. She uses a number of analytical techniques including state-of-the-art gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and olfactometry (GC-O), capillary electrophoresis and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) (facilities based at the Flavour Centre) to characterise the quality of the products and trained and consumer panels in order to understand how the sensorial properties of the foods are perceived by humans (facilities based at the Sensory Science Centre). She is currently working on three main research areas: (i) investigating the flavour profile of fresh produce, (ii) understanding consumer acceptability of new technologies (3D Food Printing), and (iii) understanding consumer responses to sustainable packaging as part of an EIT funded project.

Research Awards:

2018 - European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT Food) - research grant in collaboration with industry partners (Bosch Packaging, Fraunhofer, Strauss, Colruyt) on "Innovative paper-based packaging technology and pack styles for food products - InPAPER", Value £773,421.

2018 - SCFP Strategic Fund (University of Reading) with Dr James Hall, Dr Sarah Allman, Dr Livia Bartok-Partay, Dr Stephanie Bull, Dr Maria-Jose Oruna-Concha and Miss Charlotte Harman on "Using virtual reality to enhance recruitment across SCFP", Value £5,000.

2017 - Food Theme Pump Priming Award (University of Reading) with Dr Maria Jose Oruna-Concha, Prof Lisa Methven, Prof Margot Gosney and Mrs Carol Fairfield on "Impact of 3D Food Printing on Consumers - Organisation of Workshop", Value £3,000.

External Activities:

FIFST; member of the IFST's Sensory Science Group (SSG)

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2011 - PhD in Flavour Chemistry, University of Reading
2008 - MSc in Food Technology - Quality Assurance, University of Reading
2005 - Diploma in Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
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+44 (0) 118 378 8717
Harry Nursten 2-53

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