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For current academic vacancies and post doctoral research opportunities please visit the the Northumbria Careers page

Current funded PhD studentships are advertised on

The university supports a Vice Chancellors Fellowship Programme, these are research appointments for outstanding candidates across academic levels through to professor, with protection for teaching for three years and the expectation of conversion into a permanent academic position. Please contact us to discuss.   

We can support self or externally funded PhD research students in the following areas: 

  • Microbial food safety
  • Diet, the microbiome and intestinal health
  • Bioavailability, digestion, absorption and upper gut health
  • Functional food development
  • Biomarker studies
  • Nutrients and non nutritives in cardiometabolic health
  • New tools for assessing food intake
  • Food polymers and encapsulation
  • Food processing
  • Novel proteins
  • Flavour science
  • Nutritional immunology
  • Diet and the epigenome

Contact Daniel Commane

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