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Funded PhD opportunity on Healthy Start uptake

The Department of Public Health, Policy and Systems at the University of Liverpool is seeking applicants for a funded PhD opportunity on Healthy Start uptake in England and Liverpool.

Person studying. Credit: Christina Morillo | pexels

Person studying. Credit: Christina Morillo | pexels

Passionate about improving food access for low income families? Interested in a PhD that involves close collaboration with a local public health team and food partnership? Look no further.

Feeding Liverpool, the food partnership in Liverpool, have made action to increase Healthy Start uptake a key part of their Good Food Plan. This PhD research project will involve working closely with Feeding Liverpool to explore the drivers of Healthy Start uptake at multiple levels.

Supervisors: Dr Rachel Loopstra, Prof David Taylor-Robinson, Dr Naomi Maynard

Deadline: Wednesday 1st March 2023

This PhD project is funded by the ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership CASE Studentship programme. Successful candidates who meet the University of Liverpool’s eligibility criteria will be awarded a fellowship to cover payment of academic fees at the standard UKRI Home rate, a maintenance stipend (£17,668 in 2022/23, exact rate for 2023/24 subject to confirmation from UKRI), access to a Research Training Support Grant for training and fieldwork, and opportunities to apply for additional funding.

To apply for the position, please email attaching a covering letter, CV and details of two referees. 

Find out more about the opportunity here.

Find out more about Feeding Liverpool and their work on Healthy Start here.

Published Monday 20 February 2023

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