Helene Christine Reinbach

Helene Christine Reinbach

Associate Professor

HCR’s major research interest is focused on the promotion of sustainable diets and food systems drawing on her research experiences within the fields of public health nutrition, sensory and consumer science. HCR has recently been working on developing novel strategies to increase the meal experience  for people with smell loss and for elderly people. 

Research Areas

- Public Health and health promotion

- Consumer behaviour (especially children and elderly)

- Sensory Science (the trigeminal sense, the sense of smell)

- Sensory perception and appetite regulating effects of bioactive components

- Food waste



- Interventions (in local communities)

- Health campaigns (e.g. mass media campaigns)

- The Supersetting approach

- Surveys

- ”Mixed method” evaluation (e.g. action research, controlled intervention design)

- Sensory testing (Time-intensity, Profiling, Odour test kits)

- Meal studies to measure acceptance energy intake and appetite



I am Head of Studies for the Food Innovation and Health Master Programme. I teach at the following courses.  

- Meal Systems and Technology (MSc, 7.5 ECTS)

- Public Health Nutrition (MSc, 7.5 ECTS)

- Food Consumer Reseach (MSc, 7.5 ECTS)


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