Fully Funded PhD Scholarship

Children’s healthy eating environment: Nudging and social marketing for change

The MAPP Centre at Aarhus University has a three-year PhD position available, from autumn 2018, within the ITN Marie Curie project Edulia (www.edulia.eu),

In this PhD project the candidate will study factors that promote or hinder parents to eat healthily in the transition to becoming parents and in the daily life of young families with children up to preschool age. A particular focus is on studying social media influences on and interactions of parents, qualitative research and experiments, and text mining of social media ‘big data’. The goal of the project is to improve children’s healthy eating environment by developing recommendations for a social marketing approaches to improve parental healthy eating. The recommendations will be developed in cooperation with the parental target group and other key stakeholders.

We are looking for motivated candidates who can work independently as well as be a part of an international team. The work place will be at the MAPP Centre, Aarhus University in Denmark, but the candidate will be required to spend a 3-month period in another institution, currently planned in France (Dijon,).


  • MSc or equivalent within a relevant scientific area (e.g. Marketing, Consumer Sciences, Psychology, Social Psychology, Behavioral Economics, Public Health, Communication)
  • Languages: excellent working knowledge (written and oral) of English. Knowledge of a Scandinavian language is also highly recommended (oral and written)
  • Competence in data analysis tools applied to consumer science
  • Experience with consumer research is an advantage
Publish Date:
Institute Name: Department of Management, Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University
Degree/Course: PhD
Deadline: May 20, 2018
Country: Aarhus, Denmark
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