About the Project
Eligibility and How to Apply:
Please note eligibility requirement:
• Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
• Appropriate IELTS score, if required.
• Applicants cannot apply for this funding if currently engaged in Doctoral study at Northumbria or elsewhere.
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see
Please note: Applications should include a covering letter that includes a short summary (500 words max.) of a relevant piece of research that you have previously completed and the reasons you consider yourself suited to the project. Applications that do not include the advert reference (e.g. SF20/…) will not be considered.
Deadline for applications: 1st July for October start, or 1st December for March start
Start Date: October or March
Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.
Please direct enquiries to Dr John Lodge ([Email Address Removed])
Rachel Kimble, Lucy Murray, Karen Keane, Karen Haggerty, Glyn Howatson & John K Lodge (2019). The influence of tart cherry (Prunus Cerasus, cv Montmorency) concentrate on vascular function and urinary metabolome: a randomised, placebo-controlled study in healthy adults. Food and Function. In revision.
Rachel Kimble, Karen Keane, John K Lodge and Glyn Howatson (2019) Dietary intake of anthocyanins and risk of cardiovascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition doi: 0.1080/10408398. 2018.1509835.
Swen Langer, Aileen Kennel and John K Lodge (2018). The Influence of processing on the relative appearance of Blueberry metabolites 2 hr following ingestion: a metabolite profiling approach. British Journal of Nutrition. 119: 1233-1244.
Manfred Beckmann, Annemiek Joosen, Michelle C Clarke, Owen Mugridge, Gary Frost, John Draper & John K Lodge (2016). Changes in the human plasma and urinary metabolome associated with acute dietary exposure to sucrose and the identification of potential biomarkers of sucrose intake. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. 60: 444-457.
Karen M. Keane, Phillip G. Bell, John K Lodge, Costas Constantinou, Sarah E Jenkinson, Rosemary Bass and Glyn Howatson (2015). The bioavailability of tart Montmorency cherries (L. Prunus Cerasus) polyphenols and modulation of vascular smooth muscle cells. European Journal of Nutrition 55(4):1695-705.
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