Being a catalyst for change in pet food palatability


Sensory Manager for Diana Pet Food since 2015, Emira Mehinagic has a PhD in food science and technology from Nantes University. She has since worked at ESA (the University of Food and Agriculture in Angers, France) as an Associate Professor on a research program focused on human chemosensory perceptions and food quality. A prolific author, she has published 25 papers in scientific journals and several articles and textbook chapters. In 2009, she became the head of a pluridisciplinary research food department at ESA.


As Sensometric platform manager, Emira is responsible for a research team working on the development of innovative ways to measure pet food performance and study pet feeding behavior and interactions with owners. Passionate about being a catalyst for change in the global pet food market, she is excited to improve pet and pet owner wellbeing in the future.


Whenever Emira talks about her job, people always ask questions related to their pets. Her favorite to date is: “My dog likes eating kibbles from my shoes. As soon as I serve his kibbles in his bowl, he transfers them to my shoes and then eat them. Is that unusual?”


If you have a question for Emira or a shared interest, why not get in touch?