Candidates are expected to hold (or be about to obtain) a minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a biological science. Candidates with experience or an interest in human dermatology / photobiology / nutrition research are encouraged to apply.
This project has a Band 3 fee. Details of our different fee bands can be found on our website (View Website). For information on how to apply for this project, please visit the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health Doctoral Academy website (View Website).
Informal enquiries may be made directly to the primary supervisor.
Kift R, Rhodes LE, Farrar MD, Webb AR. Is sunlight exposure enough to avoid wintertime vitamin D deficiency in United Kingdom population groups? Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018;15:E1624.
Farrar MD, Mughal MZ, Adams JE, Wilkinson J, Berry JL, Edwards L, Kift R, Marjanovic E, Vail A, Webb AR, Rhodes LE. Sun exposure behavior, seasonal vitamin D deficiency and relationship to bone health in adolescents. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2016;101:3105-13.
Farrar MD, Webb AR, Kift R, Durkin MT, Allan D, Herbert A, Berry JL, Rhodes LE. Efficacy of a dose-range of simulated sunlight exposures in raising vitamin D status in South Asian adults: implications for targeted guidance on sun exposure. Am J Clin Nutr 2013;97:1210-6.
Kift R, Berry JL, Vail A, Durkin MT, Rhodes LE, Webb AR. Lifestyle factors including less cutaneous sun exposure contribute to starkly lower vitamin D levels in U.K. South Asians compared with the white population. Br J Dermatol 2013;169:1272-8.