Research and innovation

Are edible insects the key to the global food crisis?

Edible insects could be a key ingredient to avoiding a global food crisis, but there are significant barriers to overcome before they are part of the mainstream

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Edible insects
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Research degrees

Studying for a PhD will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential

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Food science research degrees
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Research impact

Our researchers aim to use their knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of the food we eat and understand its impact on our health

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An ultrasound scan of a pregnancy, as examined by Leeds researchers
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Research and innovation

We are recognised as world-leaders in food colloids and diet and health. We apply fundamental scientific principles to address issues of food quality, safety and sustainability, diet quality and consumer behaviour, from food production to the consumer’s plate. 

Our research is supported by dedicated and experienced technical staff and first-class facilities, allowing us to scientifically develop new processes and products and analyse the quality and composition of foods from the macro- to the nanoscale.

We collaborate with the best researchers around the world to solve global challenges which are of concern to consumers, governments and industry.

100%

of our research

has either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact, latest REF

Over 35

academic and research staff

working with over 85 PhD researchers to deliver high-impact research

100%

of our research

is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent,' latest REF