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PhD: Challenges and opportunities for creating more socially just food systems following Covid-19, The James Hutton Institute and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK

RGU Aberdeen

The James Hutton Institute and Robert Gordon University are offering a three-year funded PhD to explore changes in food related practices in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the reasons underlying these changes, and the long-term lessons to be learnt for creating socially just and environmentally sustainable food systems post-Covid. The project is aligned with work currently being planned for the Scottish Government examining resilient and innovative food supply chains and sustainable consumer choices.

Candidates should possess (or expect to achieve) a First Class Honours undergraduate degree and/or an excellent postgraduate qualification in social sciences (sociology, anthropology, geography, psychology), public health or food and nutrition studies. Experience of qualitative methods and empirical data collection would be beneficial. In addition, ability to demonstrate a strong interest in food policy, behaviour change and/or sustainable food systems would be an advantage.

Read more here. The deadline is 30 July 2021.