Research and innovation

A low-carbon future

A 'circular economy' is needed to reduce the environmental cost of low-carbon infrastructure if the UK is to meet its net-zero carbon targets

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Wind farm
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Global Food and Environment Institute

Researching sustainable solutions for the future of global food production

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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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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