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  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.
  Gastrointestinal modulation using omega-3 and probiotic strategies and its effect on cardio-metabolic health in obese and non-obese populations
  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.
  The use of green tea strategies combined with exercise training to promote enhanced fat oxidation and cardio-metabolic health: part 1
  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.
  Understanding mealtime: are an individual’s attitudes to meal composition predictive of what they eat and is this an effective target for dietary advice?
  Research Group: Centre for Societies and Groups
  Dr S Forwood, Dr L Smith
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Centre for Societies and Groups https://aru.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/aru-centre-for-societies-and-groups.
  Reducing sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity for the prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes
  Dr D Bailey
Applications accepted all year round

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This proposed research will follow a process of intervention development and evaluation targeted at reducing and breaking up sitting time for the prevention and/or management of Type 2 diabetes.
  VC International Scholarship in Social Sciences – Establishing intergenerational Socially Perceived Necessities in Senegal (January 2021 start)
  Dr M Pomati, Dr S Nandy
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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The first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) tasks countries with eradicating poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.
  VC International Scholarship in Social Sciences - Migration and non-monetary chronic poverty in Low and Middle Income Countries (January 2021)
  Dr S Nandy, Dr M Pomati
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Chronic poverty – that is prolonged exposure to the conditions associated with or caused by insufficient resources to attain a minimally acceptable standard of living – is a major global challenge, affecting the lives of hundreds of millions around the world.
  VC International Scholarship in Social Sciences – Urbanisation and nutritional transitions: a secondary data analysis study (January 2021 start)
  Dr M Pomati, Dr S Nandy
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Over the last 40 years, there has been a significant increase in overweight and obesity in high, middle- and low-income countries.
  Beetroot betanin as a natural antioxidant and anticancer agent: Effect of betanin on proliferation of epithelial and colorectal cancer lines
  Dr I Nyambayo, Dr I Morozov
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a (fully-funded) PhD studentship. This PhD studentship is a joint project between Coventry University and Agrial Fresh Produce Limited, UK.
  Detecting hydrolytic enzymes driving colorectal cancer development
  Dr R Barry, Prof G Frost
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Colorectal cancer is linked with inflammation of the colon caused by poor diet, obesity and chronic inflammatory conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  Prevention of Gestational Diabetes in Obese Pregnant Women; Targeting Early Pregnancy Intervention to Women at Risk
  Dr S White, Dr A Flynn
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity in pregnancy increases the risk of gestational diabetes (GDM) and associated adverse outcomes. NICE guidelines recommend that all obese women have an oral glucose tolerance test at 24-28 weeks' gestation for detection of GDM.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  PhD Studentship: Influence of phytochemical administration on inflammation, redox balance and muscle regeneration following exercise in older and younger adults
  Dr T Clifford
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Reference number. SSEHS/TC. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 26 June 2020. Interview date. July/August.
  PhD Studentship: Nutritional ecology and human health; an evolutionary perspective on diet, body composition and functional trade-offs
  Dr D Longman
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Application details. Reference number. SSEHS/DL. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020 or 1 January 2021. Closing date of advert.
  Coffee waste metabolism by Extremophiles for the Bioethanol production (Ref: SF20/APP/MUNOZ)
  Dr J Munoz
Applications accepted all year round

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Due to an increasing demand of fossil fuels, the search for alternative bioenergy has gained much attention from the scientific community and the general population.
  Dietary and lifestyle management of gastric reflux and dyspepsia (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE5)
  Dr I Brownlee
Applications accepted all year round

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Upper gut symptoms like heartburn cause major long-term impact on quality of life and are believed to be caused by the movement of stomach contents back up the oesophagus.
  Dietary fibres and cardiometabolic health (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE4)
  Dr I Brownlee
Applications accepted all year round

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The term “dietary fibre” refers to a spectrum of indigestible carbohydrates, mainly of plant origin that have been linked to a range of health benefits.
  Estimation of food portion sizes through smartphone images (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE1)
  Dr I Brownlee
Applications accepted all year round

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Accurate and precise assessment of dietary intake is crucial to consideration of population-to individual-level patterns of food consumption with clear links to consequent impacts on long-term health and national/global food requirements.
  Evaluating appropriate routes of personalising dietary advice (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE3)
  Dr I Brownlee
Applications accepted all year round

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Consumer-driven trends are increasing the focus of the food, nutraceutical and health technology industries to “personalise” their offerings.
  Evaluation of the validity and utility of emerging technologies to track health, diet and lifestyle (Ref: SF20/APP/BROWNLEE2)
  Dr I Brownlee
Applications accepted all year round

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Mobile technologies and wearable devices provide novel approaches to collect data that could form the basis of management of diet and lifestyle in reducing long-term risk of disease.
  Exploring nutritional strategies to optimise performance in Academy footballers (Ref: SF20/SER/BRIGGS)
  Dr M Briggs
Applications accepted all year round

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The demands of Academy football match-play include a requirement to cover distances of ~7-11 km (Goto et al., 2015), perform explosive bouts of skill-based work (Stolen et al., 2005) and run at high intensities (>3.0 m s−2) for up to 375 ± 120 m per half (Russell et al., 2015), whilst eliciting mean whole-match intensities of 70-80% V̇O2max (Bangsbo, 2010).
  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.
  Investigations on the Biological Activity of caseinate hydrolysates (Ref: SF20/APP/KOUTSIDIS)
  Dr G Koutsidis
Applications accepted all year round

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Bioactive peptides have been reported to exert a number of physiologically relevant activities including antihypertensive, cytotoxic, anticancer and antimicrobial effects.
  Listeria monocytogenes in food supply chains – the persistent pathogen (Ref: SF20/APP/FOX)
  Dr E Fox
Applications accepted all year round

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The foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes is an important contaminant of food products and associated supply chains, and has caused significant outbreaks of disease through consumption of contaminated food products.
  Metabotyping the response to dietary intervention (Ref: SF20/APP/LODGE)
  Dr J Lodge
Applications accepted all year round

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A healthy diet is at the forefront of factors known to reduce risk of degenerative disease. It has been evidenced that certain dietary approaches can influence specific conditions associated with healthy ageing such as endothelial function (blood pressure), cognition, lipid status and glucose control.
  Sex differences in association between sleep loss and energy metabolism; implications for lifestyle modifications (Ref: SF20/SER/MCIVER)
  Dr V McIver
Applications accepted all year round

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The incidence of reduced sleep in the UK is increasing. A report from the Sleep Council has shown that despite a recommendation of 7-9 hours of sleep per night, 74% of individuals sleep less than 7 hours (The Sleep Council, 2017).
  The role of functional foods in modulating the adaptive response to training (Ref: SF20/SER/HOWATSON)
  Prof G Howatson
Applications accepted all year round

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There is growing body of evidence to suggest that the use of bioactive foods can be beneficial in the management of post-exercise declines in muscle function.
  The role of the diet in affecting neurocognition and mood through effects on the production of neuromodulators by the intestinal microbiome (Ref: SF20/APP/FORD)
  Prof D Ford
Applications accepted all year round

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Bacteria can produce metabolites that have a neuromodulatory function or direct neuroactive properties. The best-studied examples include free fatty acids, which activate microglial cells, and the neurotransmitter GABA.
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