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UK Food Systems Centre for Doctoral Training - funded studentships

  • 1.  UK Food Systems Centre for Doctoral Training - funded studentships

    Posted 21 days ago
    On behalf of Dr Rebecca O'Connell,  Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University College London
     


    The UK Food Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (UKFS-CDT) will create cohorts of future food systems leaders and innovators who can lead the UK towards a resilient, healthy and inclusive food future. The UKFS-CDT will train over 65 doctoral students from 2021-2027. Applications open on 7 January 2021 to join the doctoral programme in October 2021. The closing date is Monday 15 February 2021.

      

    Research will be fundamentally interdisciplinary and combine natural sciences and social sciences approaches, and methods. All students will work with food systems stakeholders in their studies. Research can encompass (but is not limited to) the following topics: 

    • Environmental sustainability, climate change (Healthy Environment) 
    • Food production, distribution, manufacturing and waste (Healthy Economy) 
    • Food Environment, Consumer Behaviour, Diets, Nutrition and Health (Healthy People) 
    • Food System Governance and Resilience (Healthy Society) 
    • Livestock health and welfare (Healthy Animals) 
        

    The UKFS-CDT brings together the https://www.nri.org/. Click or tap if you trust this link.">Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich (lead institution), University College London,https://www.rvc.ac.uk/. Click or tap if you trust this link."> Royal Veterinary College,https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/. Click or tap if you trust this link."> Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University,https://www.city.ac.uk/about/schools/health-sciences/research/centre-for-food-policy. Click or tap if you trust this link."> Centre for Food Policy at City University,https://www.sussex.ac.uk/. Click or tap if you trust this link."> University of Sussex, andhttps://www.brunel.ac.uk/. Click or tap if you trust this link."> Brunel University London; and two leading agricultural research institutes,https://www.emr.ac.uk/. Click or tap if you trust this link."> NIAB EMR andhttps://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/. Click or tap if you trust this link."> Rothamsted Research, plus over 50 partners from business, government and civil society. We offer over 350 potential supervisors to support interdisciplinary food systems training in collaboration with the UK Food Systems Academy (more details at http://www.foodsystems-cdt.ac.uk/. Click or tap if you trust this link.">www.foodsystems-cdt.ac.uk). 

      

    Understanding that food system challenges are complex, UKFS-CDT values equality, diversity, inclusion and justice.  We welcome applications from prospective students regardless of age, disability, race/ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. In addition, we encourage individuals who have had career breaks due to, for example, caring responsibilities, work in relevant sectors, or a change in disciplines or career paths to apply. 

      

    Initially expressions of interest can be registered at info@foodsystems-cdt.ac.uk.

      

    Many thanks and all best wishes


    Rebecca