New nutritional strategies for improved vascular outcomes in double diabetes

Supervisor(s)

Please contact Dr Matthew Campbell to discuss this project further informally. 

Project description

The term double diabetes has been used to describe individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who are overweight and display features of the metabolic syndrome. These individuals are at higher risk of diabetes complications, thereby increasing diabetes-related morbidity and mortality. There are no established guidelines for the treatment of this group of patients, despite the documented increased risk of complications.

This programme of work will help to understand the role of diet and the impact of nutritional strategies on vascular complications in overweight individuals with T1D and will uncover other factors that may play a role in the adverse clinical outcomes in this population. The student will be part of a multidisciplinary team which has extensive experience in nutritional interventions and the clinical management of type 1 diabetes.

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from candidates with or expecting a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1 or above or equivalent), and/or a Master's degree in a relevant science subject. Suitable candidates will demonstrate a strong background in basic, human, and/or clinical nutrition and/or food science.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University's minimum English Language requirements.

How to apply

Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website. Please state clearly in the research information section that the PhD you wish to be considered for is 'PhD in New nutritional strategies for improved vascular outcomes in double diabetes' as well as Dr Matthew Campbell as your proposed supervisor.
 
We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office e: maps.pgr.admissions@leeds.ac.uk