Barry C Smith is a professor of philosophy and director of the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. He is the founding director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses, which pioneers collaborative research between philosophers, psychologists and neuroscientists. His recent research is on taste, smell and the multisensory perception of flavour involves collaborations with artists, chefs, perfumers,the food and drinks industry, neurobiologists, clinicians and patient advocates. He has published theoretical and empirical articles in Nature, Food Quality and Preference and Flavour, Chemical Senses, Foods and is the editor of Questions of Taste: the philosophy of wine (Oxford University Press 2008). He recently created a Centre for Olfactory Research and Applications (CORA), which has focused on post-Covid anosmia and parosmia. A frequent broadcaster on BBC radio, he wrote and presented a 4-part series for BBC World Service called, The Mysteries of the Brain, a 10-part series for BBC Radio 4, The Uncommon Senses in 2017, and in 2019 a 5-part series on The Art and Science of Blending.