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FULLY FUNDED MSc by Research - Strategies for improved nutritional content and sustainability of milk - a farm to consumer approach


   College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

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  Dr Emilie Combet  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

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Milk and dairy products are traditionally important in European diets, yet consumption in UK is declining in population subgroups. This project will explore the links between animal nutrition, nutritional value of dairy products, sustainability and consumer perception.

The project will focus on opportunities to optimise the nutritional value of milk (in particular omega-3 fatty acids and iodine content), and strategies for production that optimise both metabolic health and environmental outcomes (lowered methane emission). 

This MSc by Research project has two specific objectives:

  1. To explore consumer drivers and barriers in term of inclusion of the food group in their diets (animal health, “natural” food production and processing chains, environmental impact, potential for improved health) and consumer beliefs, attitudes and awareness of nutritional issues around milk and dairy products
  2. To design a protocol leading to an improved product for piloting, evaluating its acceptability and impact on selected markers of health.

The project offers opportunities to develop research and transferable skills in a field with important social, health and commercial relevance.

It is advised that – contact Prof Combet prior to application: [Email Address Removed]


Funding Notes

This project is jointly funded by the University of Glasgow, and ForFarmer and Valorex, two entities collaborating in the field of improved food products designed for consumer health and environmental benefits.
The candidate MUST have a BSc(Hons) or MSc in a related subject and experience in either nutrition or food science.
The applicant will be expected to engage with partners, and carry out research in a multidisciplinary environment. Preference will be given to candidate would can demonstrate an ability to work and engage with a broad range of stakeholders.
Student stipend - £17,668 per annum
Fees for UK students are included.
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