Sugar sweetened beverages/drinks and health

Type of project

Competition funded PhD projects


Contact Dr Charlotte Evans to discuss this project further informally.

Project description

This project will include a systematic review of controlled trials to determine the association between sugary drinks and weight gain. It will also include research to reduce sugary drink consumption in adolescents with an emphasis on changing the food environment.

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from candidates with or expecting a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1), and/or a Master's degree in a relevant science subject such as (but not limited to) food science, chemistry and biology.

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 the ‘Sugar sweetened beverages/drinks and health’ as well as Dr Charlotte Evans as your proposed supervisor.

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

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.