Dr Sara Spinelli, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Sara Spinelli is Post doc researcher at the University of Florence. She received her PhD in Semiotics from University of Bologna, and continued her career with postdoctoral studies in sensory and consumer research at the University of Bologna and at the University of Florence, where she has currently a Young Researcher fellowship. Her research interests include emotions, personality traits, context and language in food experience, innovation and new product development. On these topics she authored several scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals and invited book chapters. Sara is member of the editorial board of the journal Food Quality and Preference and of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Taste research project coordinated by the Italian Sensory Science Society.