Food Technologist


Tel: 0131 474 0000

Sarah Wilkie (MSc) is a Food Technologist in the Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry & Radiography Division.

  • Overview

Sarah graduated from QMU with a BSc in Nutrition in 2017. Following on from this, Sarah proceeded to an MSc in Food Technology – Quality Assurance at the University of Reading. During her MSc Sarah’s research project focused on individual fat perception and if expected and actual satiety were affected by a reduced fat snack. After this, Sarah worked for 6 months in the seafood industry in New Product Development. In this role she gained skills in developing, piloting and large-scale manufacturing a range of seafood products.

Her current role at the Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation within QMU focuses on consumer science where she needs to collate and analyse the opinions of the panel to quantify if a product will succeed on the competitive food market. Sarah’s role also includes commercial product development where she has already worked on a range of products including meat replacements and an allergen-free bread alternative.

Sarah’s personal interests include innovative product development, sustainable food production, free from alternatives and lastly reducing fat/sugar in existing products.

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