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Health Sciences (food and nutrition) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  FoodBioSystems DTP - Development of novel tools including biomarkers and dietary assessment appsfor nutritional intake and metabolic biotype assessment
  Prof J Draper, Prof J Lovegrove, Dr M Beckmann, Dr R Fallaize
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. “You are what you eat” is a commonplace adage, suggesting that your choice of diet over the years has a major impact on your health and wellbeing.
  Managing the effects of cancer: developing a nutrition intervention for the side and late effects of different treatment modalities for breast, prostate and bowel cancers (ICANEAT)
  Dr S MacLennan, Dr K Kiezebrink
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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This is an innovative interdisciplinary project within the important area of supportive care. The student will join a small expert team within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences which has good links with NHS Grampian and UCAN (Urological Cancer Charity).
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Biostimulants improve soil and plant conditions to enhance the health-relatedproperties of fresh produce
  Prof J Rickson
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Growing enough food to feed 10 billion people by 2050 is a global challenge. However, less attention is paid to the changing nutritional quality of food and how this affects human health.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Evaluating the sustainability and nutritional benefits of alternative production systems and foods
  Dr A Williams, Prof R Murphy, Dr S Lanham-New, Dr K Garnett
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. This is a great opportunity to tackle two major challenges to humanity. environmental degradation and poor nutrition.
  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.
  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.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Nitrosamine formation and colorectal cancer (CRC) risk in processed meats: investigating the role of nitrites, extraneous nitrates and possible nitrite replacers
  Dr B Green, Dr A Nugent, Dr G Kuhnle
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Processed meat intake has been associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, and in 2015 the WHO has categorised processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans”.
  Appetite across the lifespan
  Dr M Clegg
Applications accepted all year round

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"Appetite research is of importance at key stages of the lifespan for different reasons. In infancy, childhood, and adolescence developing healthy eating behaviours can lead to healthy habits and diets that carry through into adulthood.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - The effect of fruit and vegetable intake on health outcomes: does an apple aday still keep the doctor away?
  Prof J Woodside, Prof J Lovegrove, Dr A Nugent, Dr B Green
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Although increased fruit and vegetable intake has been associated with reduced risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, this has largely been based on observational evidence, and there are a number of uncertainties regarding these observed links.
  Exercise and nutritional status on metabolic factors, hormonal responses and inflammation in women
  Dr J Allgrove
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is a major risk factor for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, adverse cardiovascular events and metabolic syndrome-related disorders.
  Influence of nutritional intervention on antisocial behaviour in young people (Ref: SF20/APP/YOUNG)
  Dr J Young
Applications accepted all year round

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Evidence supports the idea that poor diet can lead to antisocial behaviour and work by Gesch et al (2002) has shown that supplementing prisoner’s diets with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids can lead to a reduction in antisocial behaviour.
  Psychology and reducing obesity in the UK
  Dr E Boyland, Dr E Robinson
Application Deadline: 24 February 2020

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Obesity has become a major challenge of the 21st century. In the UK, more than one in four adults have obesity and one in five children leaving primary school will have developed obesity.
  Maximising the efficacy of polyphenols on cardiovacular health
  Dr C Mills
Applications accepted all year round

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"Cardiovascular diseases are the worlds’ leading cause of death. Dietary approaches to prevent or treat these diseases are becoming increasingly accepted.
  PhD position: Remission of Type 2 diabetes though weight management using a hypocaloric diet
  Dr G Farhat, Dr R Webb
Applications accepted all year round

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Type 2 diabetes (T2D), a chronic disease strongly associated with obesity, is extremely burdensome for both the individual and society.
  Decision Fatigue in Health Relevant Decision Making
  Dr J Allan, Dr D Powell, Prof P Murchie
Application Deadline: 27 March 2020

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In order to make decisions, people must take in and weigh up relevant information and make choices about the most appropriate course of action to take.
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