Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Anna-Maria Saarela is a senior research lecturer, a facilitator of the Future Food RDI Hub Finland and FP7-project manager at Savonia University of Applied Sciences. Anna-Maria has competence in international projects, food product development, consumer behavior and multidimensional research approaches. She developed a method verbal analysis protocol combined with wireless audio-visual observation in real-life settings. Anna-Maria has over 16 years’ experience in educating, supervising thesis (> 50), carrying scientific projects with industry and academia. Anna-Maria is an active writer and has published several scientific peer-reviewed papers.