Basic and policy driven research on the impact of nutrition on cells, tissues and whole body health.

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MA or PhD

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We support both research which has immediate impact on practice and policy and more theoretical work which paves the way for changing thinking. Our research approaches span the continuum, from large-scale “number-crunching” studies and surveys, interview and ethnographic studies.

Our Research

The Rowett Institute of Nutrition & Health at the University of Aberdeen plays a major role in the UK research capability in nutrition and human health and through the years has also made a significant impact on animal health and nutrition.

Among the many strengths of the Rowett Institute are its well-developed bioinformatics research and the core facilities for metabolite, DNA and protein analysis.

          We welcome applications from self-funded students at any time.

          Research Interests

          Gut Health

          Defining the role of the gut to help improve understanding of the link between diet and health.

          Theme Lead: Dr Wendy Russell

          Gut Health

          Entry Requirements

          Typically but not always depending on other experience, CHERI PhD candidates would have an Honours degree in medicine, psychology, sociology, health services research, education or similar, and a taught Masters in a topic such as research methods. However, if your background is different to this, please contact us to discuss your ideas and what you can contribute to CHERI.

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          Postgraduate Research School - The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition
          University of Aberdeen
          Crombie Hall
          AB24 3TS