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Food Science / Nutrition (food and nutrition) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  How do smallholder farmers’ climate change adaptations impact upon local food safety and nutrition in Africa?
  Prof L Stringer, Prof Y Gong
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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There are approximately 33 million smallholder farms in sub-Saharan Africa, representing 80% of the region’s farms. Climate change has increasingly been highlighted as a major threat to smallholder production and food security, both globally and at the local scale.
  Compiling global lessons to improve nutrition in traditional food systems, from multi-country evidence on drivers of food choice
  Dr J de Bruyn
Application Deadline: 20 November 2019

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Understanding the diverse factors which determine the foods which are available, accessible and acceptable to individuals in a given setting is essential for sustainable and equitable improvements in diet quality.
  Decarbonisation of the Food System
  Dr E Mohareb
Applications accepted all year round

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As the world transitions to a low carbon economic system, dramatic changes will be required across the all sectors. The food system, which is currently estimated to be responsible for 20-30% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is one where particular urgency is required.
  A food systems approach to understanding and supporting contributions of small pelagic fish to human diets and nutrition in Malawi
  Mr J Linton
Application Deadline: 20 November 2019

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For many households in sub-Saharan Africa, small pelagic fish are a rich source of high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.
  Choice architecture: nudging food choice behaviour
  Dr H Ensaff
Applications accepted all year round

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Choice architecture, the presentation and framing of a choice and its influence on subsequent decision-making behaviour, is well established.
  Older adults’ food choice and dietary intake
  Dr H Ensaff
Applications accepted all year round

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The UK’s ageing demographic brings social and economic challenges, particularly related to the healthcare of the growing older population.
  Nutrition and Health of Young Adults - A Self Funded PhD
  Dr C Macdonald-Clarke, Dr M Jackson
Applications accepted all year round

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Young adults are an often overlooked population with regards to health monitoring and intervention. However, research suggests that emerging adulthood is a critical window during which lifestyle habits are formed and continue into older adulthood.
  Designing Technology for Personalised Nutrition
  Prof F Hwang
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD investigates the design of technology to provide personalised nutrition advice. Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are major challenges globally, and can be addressed, in part, by eating a healthier diet.
  Exploring the application of nutritional mindfulness to exercise performance
  Research Group: Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  Dr J Roberts, Dr L Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/cambridge-centre-for-sport-and-exercise-sciences.
  (BBSRC DTP) The role of TARGET OF RAPAMYCIN in nutrition sensing and plantlet development in Kalanchoë
  Dr M Kim, Dr G Johnson
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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How a cell determines its fate is a fundamental question in Biology. A differentiated somatic plant cell can be triggered to regain its pluripotency.
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