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Healthy eating and wellbeing amongst UK ethnic minorities


Key facts

Type of research degree
Application deadline
Ongoing deadline
Country eligibility
UK only
Dr Peter Ho
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Ethnic minorities in the UK have a diverse diet and understanding factors that influence differences in food choice and perception of healthy eating and wellbeing can aid policy makers and UK health care understand how to tackle obesity in different ethnic minorities. Little is known about the factors affecting healthy lifestyle choices amongst ethnic minorities and if current approaches aimed at educating the UK population is culturally relevant and as effective in changing attitudes towards unhealthy eating.<br /> <br /> The aim of this PhD study is to improve our understanding of factors that affect healthy and unhealthy food choices amongst ethnic minorities in the UK by:<br /> <br /> understanding the effect of diet choice on health and wellbeing,<br /> examining the role of the food environment and social-cultural factors in affecting food choice,<br /> determining any differences in perception of healthy eating and its effect on food choice.

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the&nbsp;<a href="">University&#39;s website</a>. Please state clearly in the research information section&nbsp;that the research degree you wish to be considered for is <strong>Healthy eating and wellbeing amongst UK ethnic minorities</strong> as well as&nbsp;<a href="">Dr Peter Ho</a> as your proposed supervisor.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Funding on offer</h2>

<p>This project is not funded and potential students are expected either to self-fund or apply for competative funding.</p> <ol style="list-style-type:lower-roman;"> </ol>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For further information regarding the project, please contact Dr Peter Ho by email: <a href=""></a>&nbsp;</p>

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