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Full time | University of Aberdeen | 36 months | MAR-21

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36 months

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PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

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Course Summary

The Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen conducts world class research on the relationship between diet & health, playing a major role in the UK research capability in nutrition and human health and through the years has also made a significant impact on animal health and nutrition.

Among the many strengths of the Rowett Institute are its state of the art facilities including a human nutrition unit, core facilities for metabolite, DNA and protein analysis and suites of modern purpose designed research laboratories.

Our Research Centres

Gut Health
Bacteria are not passive passengers but players in metabolism and release of food components which affect our nutritional status, health and regulate our immune system

Metabolic Health
We research the influences of diet on the ageing process

Obesity and Metabolic Health
We research the behaviours associated with food choices, We work with The Aberdeen Cardiovascular and Diabetes Centre to bring patients and researchers together to understand obesity issues.

Life-Course and Population Health
We research different nutrients needed for each stage of development and trans-generational influences

There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers and Employability Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.

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Entry requirements

Typically but not always depending on other experience, CHERI PhD candidates would have an Honours degree in medicine, psychology, sociology, health services research, education or similar, and a taught Masters in a topic such as research methods. However, if your background is different to this, please contact us to discuss your ideas and what you can contribute to CHERI.

University information

The University of Aberdeen is the 5th oldest university in the UK and the 3rd oldest university in Scotland. Founded in 1495, the University celebrated its 525th anniversary in 2020. Since founding, the university has been ‘Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’ and it still holds this purpose. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from all over the world, study either on campus or online and the university...more

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