Food systems have a key influence on population health and environmental sustainability. In recent decades, major changes to food systems have resulted in widescale distribution and consumption of unhealthy, ultra-processed food and beverages that are contributing to poor health outcomes, with high environmental footprints. In Australia and globally, extensive transformation of food systems is needed to address diet-related diseases and to stay within planetary boundaries.

A PhD scholarship is available to initiate and conduct research on the topic ‘Healthy Food, Healthy Planet, Healthy People’.

The PhD candidate will be based either in the Global Centre for Preventive Health and Nutrition (GLOBE) within the Institute for Health Transformation, or in Deakin University’s Planet-A lab, within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences . We will select the most appropriate supervision team based on the candidate’s interests, expertise and research topic.

Find out more on the Deakin website.