PhD student position – Social influences on food intake


Apply before: July 12th, 2019
University of New South Wales, Sydney, AUS
Job specification:
  • Social factors play a key role in determining what and how much people eat, but relatively little is known about the “who,” “what,” “when,” and “why” of social influences on food intake. In this project, we will address questions such as: why do people eat more when eating in groups than when eating alone, and under what circumstances do people use (or not use) social cues to determine how much to eat? Developing a better understanding of how social factors influence people’s food intake is a crucial part of improving people’s eating habits and improving their overall health and well-being.
  • The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is part of the University’s dedication to harnessing cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities.
  • Psychology at UNSW is the leading school in Australia for Psychology, according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings and the recently released national Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT). Scientia Scholarships provide a $41,000 stipend, tuition fees for 4 years, plus up to $10,000 per year for career development and fostering international collaborations.
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