We want to get it right; consumers are so much driven by what they taste and smell that not paying attention to these drivers is big risk for our company.
As our industry partner, your organisation has access to one of Melbourne’s leading bodies in sensory science. We use state-of-the-art facilitates and a team of highly skilled experts with over 50 years of combined sensory science experience spanning a variety of research areas.
Our partnership agreements span across a continuum from full collaboration to full consultancy. Contact CASS to discuss what partnership option would best suit your organisation.
Where all data is shared and publishable.
Full collaborative research projects aim to address an issue of significance to both groups. Funding is sought from a research agency or government body to support the research.
The aim is for the research outcomes to impact positively on the industry partner's operations while simultaneously contributing to the University's research reputation through publication.
Where all data and intellectual property is owned by the industry partner.
Full consultancy research projects are when CASS experts are contracted out to an external industry party for a commercial fee. For example, our industry partner may require access to our large consumer panel to determine a product reformulation or potential market success.
Other projects may include sensory or flavour training programs or data analysis and advice. Any intellectual property developed belongs to the industry partner.
News and resources
Keep up to date with the latest news and research conducted by CASS.
For journal publications, please refer to CASS staff profiles, which list academic output
Newspaper and online articles
- Food Navigator (Feb 2015) – Is far the sixth basic taste?
- ABC News (Jan 2016) – High-fat diets change taste buds, leading to overeating
- TIME Magazine (March 2016) – Science explains why you can't stop eating potato chips
- The Huffington Post (Dec 2016) – Why junk food tastes so bloody good
- The Huffington Post (Dec 2016) – Hate veggies as a kid? These are scientific reasons why
- The Huffington Post (Jan 2017) – The scientific reason we always have room for dessert
Vision Australia Radio – Table Talk
Professor Russell Keast discusses the topic of ‘Fat as Taste’ – 19 August 2015.
ABC News – PM with Tim Palmer
Professor Russell Keast and PhD candidate Andrew Costanzo discuss how research is finding that high fat diets change taste buds which may lead to overeating – 19 January 2016.