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PhD funding for a project on local food

Posted: February 3 2012
PhD funding available at Essex University, UK
Topic: The impact of relocalised food systems on wellbeing

Food produced with a light ecological footprint, as a collective community effort, and distributed through short food chains could contribute to achieving sustainability, resilience and improved wellbeing. This research will further our understanding of the outcomes of such relocalisation initiatives in the East of England on the wellbeing of individuals, households and communities. It will also contribute to an understanding of the wider implications of relocalisation. The research will be part of a wider initiative to actively work together with members of local groups in the East of England to achieve positive and measurable outcomes in terms of betterment of local food production and consumption.
Full details of this PhD project, starting in October 2012: http://www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance/pg/essex_coop_studentship2012.pdf
The successful applicant will be based at the University of Essex (working both at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Environment and Society and Essex Business School), and research activities will involve fieldwork throughout selected communities in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.
To apply, please send a one page proposal plus your CV (including details of your most recent academic results) by 13 February 2012 to: Professor Steffen Böhm, Essex Business School, University of Essex, [email protected].
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