At the Faculty of Health we are proud of our world class research. Our University is part of a research cluster which includes The Institute of Food Research, The John Innes Centre, The Genome Analysis Centre, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals and a growing group of other scientific institutions, to form an internationally recognised centre of research excellence. This is a great place to study for your PhD.
We are now recruiting postgraduate research studentships across the spectrum of health issues.
If you are currently a student or health practitioner, or simply interested in researching an aspect of health, this is a great opportunity to investigate a topic of key research importance. Our Faculty, with its three research institutes, is a stimulating research environment that includes practitioners and academics across a wide range of health and biomedical professions.
Current studentship researcher, Eirini Kelaiditi, says: “The University of East Anglia funded studentship has given me a fantastic opportunity to kick start my research career and work with some world class scientists in diet and health here at UEA.”
Please visit our studentship pages for more information and details on how to apply.
Read about more about Eirini Kelaiditi – currently working for her PhD
Eirini Kelaiditi, a graduate of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, has a studentship with the Faculty of Health’s Diet and Health Group. She is working towards her PhD in: ‘The effects of plant-based nutrients and bioactive components on age related inflammation.’
Eirini, who studied for her masters at the University of Aberdeen, is working under the supervision of Dr Ailsa Welch and Professor Aedin Cassidy whom have a formidable reputation in their field.
Eirini’s work focuses on diet and inflammation and identifying the positive and negative effects some nutrients on the ageing process. Her initial work will be followed by a detailed population study.
Eirini said, “I jumped at the chance to take up this studentship; the Diet and Health Group has an outstanding reputation and it has lived up to my expectations. I am passionate about my studies and working environment and facilities here are excellent. I’ve also found the balance of independence and supervision to be just right.” She continued, “In the last few years I have move around a bit – from my home in north Greece, to universities in Crete and Aberdeen, and I found it easy to settle here at the University of East Anglia – it’s a place where I would very happily continue my work after this studentship.”