PhD Opportunity with Stirling's Sustainable Aquaculture Group and the WorldFish Center

We are currently recruiting a PhD student to work on performance assessment of emergent aquaculture technology: towards enhanced benefits for producers and consumers.

The Principal supervisor is Professor Dave Little and the industry partner is Worldfish, Penang Malaysia.

This PhD project aims to align with and address key research questions associated with the recently approved FISH aquaculture systems cluster of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH), led by Worldfish.


The key research objective will be to develop and deploy an analytical tool and framework that can be applied widely in WorldFish focal countries to assess the performance of any novel aquaculture technology change in terms of economic, environmental and social impacts. The initial focus will be on improved breeds of tilapia and aim to inform trait prioritisation and development but will also embrace other species and systems identified by the FISH program, including performance of improved feeds, health and system design interventions. A key focus will be to assess nutritional outcomes for smallholders and off-farm consumers from different technology/system/management interventions, ensuring economically optimal nutritional values of farmed aquatic animals is retained or improved. This objective is in line with recent concerns about the nutritional value of farmed fish and the need to proactively address emerging buyer and consumer perceptions.

Contact Professor Dave Little with cv and covering letter

The scholarship and bursary available is appropriate for EU citizens only.