- UK/EU/International: Worldwide (International, UK and EU)
- Value: The PhD studentship will be awarded on a competitive basis. The funding covers the cost of university fees at UK/EU rate (£4,327 in Session 2019/20) and maintenance grant (£15,009 in Session 2019/20). UK/EU applicants will be eligible for a full award. International applicants will be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU and International fee rate. Bench fees and writing up costs to a maximum of £5,000 are also included. Additionally, the project is available to self-funded students 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.
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) affects an estimated 8-20% of pregnant women, making it one of the most common medical complications in pregnancy. Adverse pregnancy outcomes of GDM are mainly related to maternal hyperglycaemia, with mothers as well as their offspring predisposed to a substantially increased risk of short- and long-term complications resulting in increased intensive care admissions and prolonged hospital stay, and significant economic burden.
Structured nutritional guidance is provided to GDM women for managing blood glucose levels during pregnancy. However, about 50% of women being treated for GDM require pharmacological treatment to keep their postprandial blood glucose levels within targets. This indicates that current nutritional recommendations are inadequate for a substantial proportion of GDM women.
In this research group, we examine the impact of nutritional strategies in the prevention, treatment and management of gestational diabetes. The student will join a multidisciplinary team which has extensive experience in nutritional interventions and the clinical management of gestational 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 the treatment and management of gestational 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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