Dr Peter Ho

Dr Peter Ho


Peter Ho is Lecturer in Food Processing. He joined the School of Food Science and Nutrition in 2008. Prior to his appointment he was an Assistant Professor at the Viana do Castelo Polytechnic Institute, where he taught courses in Food Engineering. He has been an active member of the ISEKI-FOOD association for more than 10 years. He is responsible for the Food Careers initiative and in pioneering the development of the IFA Accreditation and certification scheme. 


  • MSc Food Quality and Innovation programme manager

Research interests

My primary research interests are in Sensory Science, Food Choice and Measurement. I am interested in the application of statistical modelling, experimental design and multivariate analysis techniques in food product development, product quality design, process and product optimisation and process monitoring. I also have an interest in Food Science Education.

Some areas of interest include:

  • Objective sensory measures for consumer acceptablity and sensory descriptive analysis
  • Understanding and measuring key influences on consumer food choice and their role on food acceptability and consumer health 
  • Development of a unidimensional measures for the perception of hotness and satiety
  • Application of statistical pattern recognition methods and the electronic nose in product and process monitoring
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  • PhD Biotechnology (Food Science and Engineering)
  • BSc (Hons) Food Technology

Professional memberships

  • Institute of Food Science and Technology (UK)
  • ISEKI-FOOD Association
  • ISEKI Academy

Student education

Past and present teaching responsibilities

  • Programme manager for MSc Food Quality and Innovation (2010-present)
  • Member of Taught Student Education Committee
  • Member of the Faculty Blended Learning Committee

Research groups and institutes

  • Food Colloids and Processing
  • Food Colloids and Soft Matter at Interfaces
  • Novel Food Design and Processing
  • Human Nutrition and Lifestyle Intervention
  • Food safety, food security and global health

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>