Investigating methods of altering children's eating behaviour PhD
- Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
- Entry requirements:
- 3 years
- 5 years
- Reference number:
- Start date:
- UK/EU fees:
- International fees:
- Application deadline:
- 21 November 2018
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Dr Clare Holley is interested in supervising PhD students investigating eating behaviours, with a particular focus on children's eating behaviours. She is also interested in the influences on children's eating behaviours, such as caregivers feeding practices. Furthermore, Clare would be happy to consider supervising research which looks at the relationships between eating behaviour and physical activity or sport.
Projects may take a quantitative or mixed methods approach, and we are interested in supporting experimental research, particularly around children’s eating behaviour. Such studies might investigate the utility of messy play, involving children in cooking nutritional knowledge education or other possible methods of improving children’s eating
Dr Clare Holley's previous research has included exploring: interventions for increasing children's vegetable consumption; which individual characteristics might influence how successful these interventions are; the factors which influence children's consumption of vegetables and children's fussiness with vegetables; and the factors which influence caregivers' feeding practices. Previous work has also evaluated free meal provisions at school holiday clubs, and what the benefits of these might be.
Primary supervisor: Dr Clare Holley
Secondary supervisor: TBC
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Psychology, Nutrition, or a related subject.
A relevant Master's degree and / or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: Psychology, Health Psychology, Nutrition or a related subject.
All students must also meet the minimum English Language requirements.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.
This is an open call for candidates who are sponsored or who have their own funding. If you do not have funding, you may still apply, however Institutional funding is not guaranteed. Outstanding candidates (UK/EU/International) without funding will be considered for funding opportunities which may become available in the School.