Post Doc Opportunity that may interest FoodAnthropology readers:
Title of project: Dietary transitions in Ghanaian cities: mapping the factors in the social and physical food environments that drive consumption of energy dense nutrient-poor (EDNP) foods and beverages, to identify interventions targeting women and adolescent girls throughout the reproductive life course.
Project objectives: To examine factors in social and physical food environments of African cities that drive consumption of EDNP foods and beverages, and harness this understanding to develop interventions to reduce their consumption.
Full name of lead organization: University of Sheffield, UK
Name and title of project director: Professor Michelle Holdsworth School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield,
Two Ghanaian cities of different stages of transition: provincial city (Ho), and capital city (Accra).
Women/adolescent girls living in lower wealth quintile neighborhoods at four key stages of the reproductive life course: i. Early adolescence (13-14y) not pregnant or breastfeeding; ii. Pregnancy (15-49y); iii. Breastfeeding (15-49y); and iv. Women/older adolescents not breastfeeding or pregnant (15-49y). Community informants and national stakeholders will also be interviewed.
A combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to examine factors in the social and physical food environments that drive consumption of EDNP foods and beverages: longitudinal qualitative interviews with women/adolescent girls including 24hr recall and Photovoice; Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping; and a photography exhibition.
Project duration – 24 months
Proposed start date – November 2016
Number of postdoc positions: Two, a 24 month, and a 12 month – available; start date Nov 2016.
Potential Candidates at this stage should email their CV (including referees) and statement of research interests to the following contacts:
More information about the conditions for the postdoc will be included in the official advert.
Deadline for submission of pre-application expression of interest: September 5 2016.