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AQR: Pauline Foster, Foster and Brown Research Ltd, UK

Pauline Foster

Managing Director
Foster and Brown Research Ltd
United Kingdom

A consumer and sensory neuroscientist, odour and flavour academically. Pauline worked for Unilever, then Weetabix and SRL before setting up her own company 25 years ago.

AQR Membership

Pauline has been a Member of the AQR since April 2021.

Notable achievements and contributions

  • 1986 Graduated Oxford Brooks, Degree in Food Science & Nutrition
  • 1986 -1987 Research assistant Barnet & Fosters Fragrance & Flavours
  • 1987 -1994 Applied Research Unilever (Quest International)
  • 1992 MPhil in Cognitive Psychology University of Warwick
  • 1994 -1997: Research Executive Sensory Research Laboratories
  • 1997 -present Founded Foster and Brown Research, incorporated in 2007
  • 2007 Visiting professor in Sensory science at Cornel University
  • 2007 -13 Market Res & Public Consultation Director Quatro systems(QS)
  • 2014 -present Consumer & Sensory Res Consultant Split Second Research