Annchen Mielmann obtained her grades, B.Sc. Agric. Food Sciences (2004), M.Sc. Agric. Food Sciences (2006) and Ph.D. Food Sciences (2014) from the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein campus). From 2008 she is lecturing food modules at the School of Physiology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences. In 2017 she received the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for postdoctoral studies at the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. She is a member of the South African Association of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences (SAAFECS) and The South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST). Her research falls under the research unit, African Unit for Transdisciplinary Health (AUTHeR), enhancing consumer interests and well-being in South Africa (CON-WELL) and Consumer Health Resources (COHERE). Her research focuses on the link between food, sensory research and consumer behaviour to provide a composite mosaic of scientists’ current understanding of sensory qualities and the global consumers’ food choices.