Project Manager, Associate Research Fellow
Simi is a Project manager at the CASS Food Research Centre with over 5 years’ experience managing small and large scale consumer and sensory studies.
Her experience and knowledge of sensory methodology expands across the food sector having worked extensively with grains, infant formula, seafood and snack foods. Her skills include a broad understanding of sensory and consumer evaluation methodology, participant recruitment and management, questionnaire development and report writing. Simi holds a Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition from Deakin University, and a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) from Endeavour College. Before working as a project manager at CASS, Simi worked as a product developer for Twinings and Co.
- Deakin University Ian Seet Award 2020
- Maleki C, Oliver P, Lewin S, Liem G and Keast R. Preference mapping of different water-to-rice ratios in cooked aromatic white jasmine rice. Journal of Food Science. 2020; 85: 1576-1585. https://doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.15120
- Costanzo A, Russell CG, Lewin S, Keast R. A Fatty Acid Mouth Rinse Decreases Self-Reported Hunger and Increases Self-Reported Fullness in Healthy Australian Adults: A Randomized Cross-Over Trial. Nutrients. 2020; 12(3):678. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12030678
- Costanzo A, Settapramote N, Utama-ang N, Wanich U, Lewin S, Keast R. Carbohydrate Taste Is Associated with Food Intake and Body Mass in Healthy Australian Adults. Nutrients. 2021; 13(11):3844. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13113844
Skills and Research area
Project management, Sensory and consumer evaluation methods, Quantitative Descriptive Analysis, Compusense.