- Type of research degree
- Application deadline
- Ongoing deadline
- Country eligibility
- International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
- Competition funded
- Dr Hannah Ensaff
- School of Food Science and Nutrition
The UK&rsquo;s ageing demographic brings social and economic challenges, particularly related to the healthcare of the growing older population. Research gaps have been identified in &lsquo;active and healthy ageing&rsquo;, and nutrition has been highlighted as critical in its contribution to older adults&rsquo; health and wellbeing.<br /> <br /> Physiological, psychosocial, and economic changes that may accompany ageing, can influence food choice and act as barriers to a healthy diet in later life. Given the role of nutrition in healthy ageing and the growing older population, this PhD looks to better understand the food choice and dietary intake of older adults (living independently in the community).<br /> <br /> Using a mixed methods approach, the work will look to inform effective strategies to improve diet and nutrition in later life. Existing national datasets will be used to investigate older adults&rsquo; dietary intake and food choice behaviour. Qualitative data will be collected and analysed to explore older adults&rsquo; perceptions, perspectives and practices relating to their food choice and dietary behaviour.
<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees">University's website</a>. Please state clearly in the research information section that the research degree you wish to be considered for is ‘Older adults' food choice and dietary intake’ as well as <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/food-nutrition/staff/7164/dr-hannah-ensaff">Dr Hannah Ensaff</a> as your proposed supervisor.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University's minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>
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.
The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 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.
<p><strong>Self-Funding Students are welcome to apply.</strong></p> <p><strong>UK students</strong> – The <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/138-leeds-doctoral-scholarships-2021-january-deadline">Leeds Doctoral Scholarship (January deadline)</a> is available to UK applicants. <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/60-alumni-bursary">Alumni Bursary</a> is available to graduates of the University of Leeds.</p> <p><strong>Non-UK students</strong> –The <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/48-china-scholarship-council-university-of-leeds-scholarships-2021">China Scholarship Council - University of Leeds Scholarship</a> is available to nationals of China. The <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/73-leeds-marshall-scholarship">Leeds Marshall Scholarship</a> is available to support US citizens. <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/funding/60-alumni-bursary">Alumni Bursary</a> is available to graduates of the University of Leeds.</p>
<p>For further information regarding your application, please contact Doctoral College Admissions by email: <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>, or by telephone: +44 (0)113 343 5057.</p> <p>For further information regarding the project, please contact Dr Hannah Ensaff by email: <a href="mailto:H.Ensaff@leeds.ac.uk">H.Ensaff@leeds.ac.uk</a></p>
<h3 class="heading heading--sm">Linked research areas</h3>