Queen Mary University of London Funded PhD Project (European/UK students only): Developing and Implementing Nutrition Policies Especially Salt Reduction for Low and Middle Income Countries with Particular Focus on Asia-Pacific Countries

Barts and The London - Centre for Environmental and Preventive Medicine - Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

Supervisors: Dr Feng He and Professor Graham MacGregor.

Applications are invited from graduates in public health or epidemiology or other relevant social science and health (First or Upper Second) to work with the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on developing nutrition policies, particularly salt reduction, at Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry. The 3 year studentship will commence as soon as possible and be based at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine.

Project description

The NIHR Global Health Research Unit at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry aims at developing and implementing nutrition policies, especially on salt reduction, for low and middle income countries, particularly China and other Asia-Pacific Countries. The Unit (Director: Professor Graham MacGregor) is multi-disciplinary and will focus on evidence-based and resource-oriented approaches.

The PhD studentship will evaluate various dietary intervention approaches and model their potential impacts on health outcomes. The PhD studentship will also evaluate the process across different partnerships and focus on the adjustment of resource-oriented models for different contexts in low and middle income countries. A knowledge of Mandarin would be advantageous.

Funding Notes

This 3 year PhD studentship is funded by Queen Mary, University of London, and comes with a tax-free stipend starting at £16,750 per annum in the first year. It is open to UK Nationals, EEA/Swiss migrant workers, and non-UK nationals with indefinite leave to remain in the UK who will have three years ordinary residence in the EU prior to the start of the studentship. University tuition fees (at UK/EU levels) will be met by the funding body.

How to apply

Your application should consist of a CV, contact details of two academic referees, and you must also include a personal statement (1,000 words maximum) describing your interest in and suitability for this project.

Please submit your application to Feng He (f.he@qmul.ac.uk).

Closing date: 18 August 2017.

Formal interviews will be held on TBC.

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Feng He (tel: 020 7882 6266 or email: f.he@qmul.ac.uk).

Further information about the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) can be found at www.smd.qmul.ac.uk, and the Wolfson Institute at http://www.wolfson.qmul.ac.uk/.

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