Research and innovation
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.
Our research activity is driven by three research groups: Food colloids and bioprocessing, Nutritional sciences and epidemiology and Sustainable food systems, and is delivered through interdisciplinary themes. View our Research Directory to see the depth and impact of our work.
We collaborate with the best researchers across campus and around the world to solve global challenges which are of concern to consumers, governments and industry, nationally and internationally. We have strong links with the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology and the Global Food and Environment Institute.
of our research
has either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact, latest REF
academic and research staff
working with over 70 PhD researchers to deliver high-impact research
‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent'
Submitted research outputs - REF 2021
We bring research from different disciplines together to address global issues in food and nutrition.
We collaborate with researchers, policymakers, businesses and producers around the world to solve challenges. Learn more about some of the global impacts of our research:
- Protecting children and communities from aflatoxins
- Bringing environmental and economic benefits to the chocolate industry
- Driving policy change around carbohydrates and health
Our research expertise is driving solutions to solve global challenges in food colloids, bioprocessing, nutrition and sustainable food systems. You can search and read our impactful, innovative and highly diverse projects in our Research directory.
Studying for a PhD will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential.
Collaborate with us
We are committed to sharing our world-leading knowledge, facilities, expertise and technologies with external academic and industrial collaborators.