Dr Sarah Santos-Murphy

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Academic qualifications

BSc (Hons), PhD, PGLTVS


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I completed my undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology at the University of Leicester, where I gained a particular interest in health psychology and the psychology of choice and consumer behaviour. I then went on to complete an interdisciplinary PhD in Chemical Engineering and Psychology at the University of Birmingham, which focused on food formulation and consumer acceptance. I then began working as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Birmingham, working with companies such as Quorn and Rich Foods.

I joined University College Birmingham's College of Food and Hospitality Management as a lecturer in 2018, where I began teaching across a range of degree programmes, including Food and Nutrition, Food Development and Innovation, Culinary Arts Management and Bakery and Patisserie Technology. I have also had the responsibility of year management and module leader, and have a wide and varied teaching portfolio.


Diet and Nutrition

Commodities, Health and Nutrition

Consumer Behaviour for Food

Nutrition in Context

Research for Food and Nutrition

Applied Food Project

Contemporary Eating Practices

Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Legalities

Current Issues in Food and Nutrition

Sensory Evaluation of Food

Dissertation supervision

Introduction to Psychology

Social Influence

Abnormal Psychology

Developmental Psychology

Research interests and scholarly activity

Sensory Science

Consumer Behaviour

Nutritional Psychology

Psychology of Food Choice

Nutrition and Diet Research

External engagements

Member of Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)

Birmingham College of Food

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