Ciarán Forde, Ph.D. is currently Professor and Chair-holder of the Sensory Science and Eating Behavior group in the Division of Human Nutrition and Health at Wageningen University & Research. Previously he led research on sensory cues, eating behaviour and nutrition at the Clinical Nutrition Research at the National University of Singapore. He has pioneered research on child and adult eating behaviours and food intake, and developed a highly productive research group that has progressed the field of Sensory-Nutritional Science. This research is focused on how the sensory properties of foods influence calorie selection, eating behaviour and energy intake and metabolism, in adults and children.
Dr. Forde has previously spent over 11 years in several food research roles, most recently for five years as Senior Research Scientist at the Nestlé Research Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland leading research on the sensory and cognitive factors that influence food intake. He holds a BSc. in Food Chemistry and PhD. in Sensory Science, from the Department of Nutrition, University College Cork in Ireland.