PhD studentship in Public Health Nutrition


Interested in what children and young people eat and drink? Enjoy using statistics to explore research questions? This PhD will focus on collecting dietary data in 11-12y old pupils and employing statistical methods to explore research questions.

A third of pupils starting secondary school are overweight and/or obese, intakes of percent energy from non-milk extrinsic sugars, and saturated fat are above guidelines. Newcastle University holds unique dietary data sets from pupils aged 11-12y in 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010. There have been various changes in school food, the wider policy and food environment since 1980. This project will enable a unique exploration of the impact of school food and wider policies using data from 2000 to 2020, with potential from 1980, to assess the impact on pupil’s diets.

This PhD will provide:
•an understanding of dietary data collection methods
•quantitative analysis skills
•an opportunity for independent thinking
•a PGR training programme
•dissemination skills
•engagement in the Fuse (http://fuse.ac.uk/) network

Eligibility Criteria:

You must have, or expect to achieve, a 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent, in a subject related to nutrition, including: food and human nutrition, food sciences, nutrition and dietetics. An MSc is desirable.

The award is only available to UK/EU applicants.

Application deadline: Wednesday 31st July 2019 

Further details, including how to apply here

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