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Food Science and Nutrition

PGR-RA-164

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


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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&rsquo;s plate.

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<p>Our research is supported by dedicated and experienced technical staff and&nbsp;<a href="http://environment.leeds.ac.uk/food-nutrition-research-innovation/doc/research-facilities">first-class facilities</a>, allowing 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="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/food-nutrition-our-research/doc/digestion-delivery-1">Digestion and delivery</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/food-nutrition-our-research/doc/food-colloids-soft-matter-interfaces-1">Food colloids and soft matter interfaces</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/food-nutrition-our-research/doc/food-safety-food-security-global-health">Food safety, food security and global health</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/food-nutrition-our-research/doc/functional-biopolymers-food-health-1">Functional biopolymers for food and health</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/food-nutrition-our-research/doc/human-nutrition-lifestyle-interventions">Human nutrition and lifestyle interventions</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/food-nutrition-our-research/doc/novel-food-design-processing-1">Novel food design and processing</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/food-nutrition-our-research/doc/nutritional-epidemiology-1">Nutritional epidemiology</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/food-nutrition-our-research/doc/obesity-cancer-metabolic-disease-1">Obesity, cancer and metabolic disease</a></li> </ul> <p>We have project&nbsp;opportunities for postgraduate researchers, and 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> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/food-nutrition-research-degrees">Research degrees in the School of Food Science and Nutrition</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/food-nutrition-research-innovation">School of Food Science and Nutrition, Research&nbsp;and Innovation</a></li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130558/leeds_doctoral_college">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, your development, and your 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="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/food-nutrition-research-degrees/doc/apply-3">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;<a href="mailto:maps.pgr.admissions@leeds.ac.uk">maps.pgr.admissions@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 34 36333</p>


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