- UK/EU/International: Worldwide (International, UK and EU)
- Value: Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis (UK/EU applicants only). UK applicants will be eligible for a full award paying tuition fees and maintenance. European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees only, except in exceptional circumstances, or where residency has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the course. A full standard studentship consists of academic fees (£4,327 in Session 2019/20), together with a maintenance grant (£15,009 in Session 2019/20) paid at standard Research Council rates. Additionally, the project is available to self-funded students (International, UK/EU) and may be eligible for funding through University or external research bodies.
- Number of awards: 1
- Deadline: 31 May 2019
Please contact Dr Matthew Campbell to discuss this project further informally.
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.
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.
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