CLiMB researcher wins Doctoral Prize Fellowship

Dr Chris McLeod

Dr Chris McLeod has been awarded a Doctoral Prize Fellowship at Loughborough University, an award for outstanding academics who have recently completed their PhDs and want to develop an independent research career.

These prestigious, highly competitive awards offer a rare opportunity for outstanding postdoctoral scholars to establish their own ambitious research agenda, develop their skills as independent researchers, and position themselves as future research leaders.

The two-year fellowship will allow Chris to focus on delivering research programmes, develop grant applications and to publish academic papers. His main research programme will be the Veggie Brek project, where he will explore the feasibility and acceptability of offering vegetables to children at breakfast time.

Chris said: “I’m so thrilled to have been awarded this two-year research fellowship. I greatly look forward to working closer with the Leicester Biomedical Research Centre and continuing to be part of the Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour (CLiMB) as I develop and deliver this programme.

“I am also grateful that this fellowship allows me to continue my other collaborative research programmes exploring food choice and portion-size decisions across the lifespan, as well as to continue my role as Chair of the LGBT+ Staff Network at Loughborough University, where we are starting to make great progress towards making our campuses more inclusive places for our staff.”

Chris was one of 10 recipients of the Doctoral Fellowship awards at Loughborough University, selected from hundreds of applicants, and will begin his Fellowship in January 2022.

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