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Food Science and Nutrition


Expertise of research area
3D Multiphase Structures; Cancer; digestion; food; food colloids; food design; food processing; food safety; food science; food security; functional biopolymers; global health; lifestyle interventions; metabolic disease; nutrition; nutrtional epidemiology; obesity; soft matter

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We are recognised as world leaders in food colloids and diet and health. We apply fundamental scientific principles to address issues of food quality, safety and sustainability, diet quality and consumer behaviour, from food production to the consumer&amp;rsquo;s plate.

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<p>Our research is supported by dedicated and experienced technical staff and&nbsp;<a href="">first-class facilities</a>.&nbsp;This allows us to scientifically develop new processes and products, and analyse the quality and composition of foods from the macro- to the nanoscale.</p> <p>100% of our research has either &lsquo;outstanding&rsquo; or &lsquo;very considerable&rsquo; impact, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework.</p> <h3>Our research</h3> <ul> <li><a href="">Digestion and delivery</a></li> <li><a href="">Food colloids and soft matter interfaces</a></li> <li><a href="">Food safety, food security and global health</a></li> <li><a href="">Functional biopolymers for food and health</a></li> <li><a href="">Human nutrition and lifestyle interventions</a></li> <li><a href="">Novel food design and processing</a></li> <li><a href="">Nutritional epidemiology</a></li> <li><a href="">Obesity, cancer and metabolic disease</a></li> </ul> <p>We have project&nbsp;opportunities for postgraduate researchers, and we welcome&nbsp;new proposals that match our areas of expertise. You&rsquo;ll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of postgraduate researchers who come from all over the world.</p> <h5>Why do your PhD at Leeds?</h5> <p><strong>Study in an active research environment&nbsp;</strong><br /> Studying your PhD with us means you&rsquo;ll be working in a professional research environment, using UK-leading facilities to bring your project to life &ndash; alongside active researchers who are at the forefront of their area.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>A strong network of support &nbsp;</strong><br /> The Leeds Doctoral College connects our community of researchers and can offer you the guidance, services and opportunities you&rsquo;ll need to get the most out of your PhD.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Close industry links&nbsp;</strong><br /> Our partnerships and links to companies and academic institutions give you the opportunity to network at industry talks, seminars and conferences, building connections that&#39;ll benefit your next steps after you complete your PhD.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Professional skills development &nbsp;</strong><br /> We think of the whole picture at Leeds. That&rsquo;s why we offer a range of workshops and courses that&#39;ll enhance your skillset further and transfer into your professional career.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Personal and wellbeing services&nbsp;</strong><br /> Mental health and wellbeing support are integral to who we are at Leeds and you&rsquo;ll have access to the full range of services we offer to ensure you&rsquo;re feeling your best &ndash; and reaching your potential in your studies.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Join our global community&nbsp;</strong><br /> We welcome students, researchers, academics, partners and alumni from more than 140 countries, all over the world. This means, as a university, we&rsquo;re bringing together different cultures and perspectives which helps strengthen our research &ndash; and societal impact.</p> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="">Research degrees in the School of Food Science and Nutrition</a></li> <li><a href="">School of Food Science and Nutrition, Research&nbsp;and Innovation</a></li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a aria-label="Link Doctoral College" href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" title="">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, development and overall experience.</p>

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

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="">University&#39;s website</a>.</p>

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<p>For general enquiries and details regarding the application process, please contact the Graduate School Office:</p> <p>e:&nbsp;<span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><a href="" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"></a></span></span>, t: +44 (0)113 34 36333</p>

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