Dr Emma Beckett is a food and nutrition scientist and lecturer at the University of Newcastle Central Coast. She researches why we all respond differently to foods. Emma is also a passionate science communicator, focusing on empowering the public to interpret nutrition research. She appears regularly in print, online, on radio and television. She aims to empower people to make more informed choices about food, without fear or judgement. She collects food themed dresses and earrings, and loves football, cats, and Agatha Christie.