The new School for Business and Society at the University of York are delighted to offer a fully-funded 3-year PhD studentship aligned to the FixOurFood interdisciplinary research programme. The studentship offers a unique opportunity for candidates to join the multidisciplinary FixOurFood team – shaping their own research, integrated with researchers from different disciplines and institutions, and with a strong ethos of co-design with external stakeholders.
The FixOurFood interdisciplinary research programme (https://fixourfood.org/) is part of the UKRI Transforming Food Systems programme. We bring together social sciences, natural sciences and data science to learn how to transform the Yorkshire food system to one which prioritises dietary health as the norm particularly in young people, a food economy that is purpose driven, providing positive social and environmental change through innovation and which sources produce from farmers who promote soil health, carbon sequestration, biodiversity and nutritious food.
FixOurFood works with multiple stakeholders across the Yorkshire region in production, supply chain and consumption to achieve its aims. The programme has three main areas of focus; regenerative farming, purpose driven business models and sustainable healthy food for children. Alongside those themes, work is also taking place to better understand the complex governance and policy landscape in the region, whilst detailed work on the metrics of the environmental impact of food will lead to a dashboard that will help inform decision making in the Yorkshire food system and beyond. These areas are integrated to ensure a food system approach is taken at each step. We are looking for creative PhD proposals that contribute to novel innovative thinking within the FixOurFood programme.
The University of York is committed to recruiting regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or career pathway to date. We understand that commitment and excellence can be shown in many ways and we have built our recruitment process to reflect this. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, particularly those underrepresented in academia, who have curiosity, creativity and a drive to learn new skills.
Successful candidates (entry in October 2022) will have the opportunity to shape their own research project in conjunction with supervisors.
Application deadline: 24th June 2022
To apply, follow the instructions on application via the page PhD in Management, ensuring you identify at least one of the supervisors, and that the title of the application clearly shows you are applying for this studentship.
For more information about our research degrees, please visit our Current doctoral students pages or contact the team at [Email Address Removed].
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.
Entry Requirements: Candidates with, or expecting to gain, at least an upper second class honours degree, or equivalent, are invited to apply. We also require a Masters degree or equivalent. We welcome applications from people with a first degree in business/management/geography/sociology etc. or equivalent.
We are looking for candidates to come forward with proposals which tackle food system challenges.
Programme: PhD in Management (3 years)
Start Date: 1st October 2022 (the student will be affiliated with the School for Business and Society)
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in July 2022