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Association of weight loss interventions with changes in NAFLD biomarkers - JAMA Internal Medicine
RD PhD MSc AFHEA
Diet, Obesity, and Behavioural Sciences
I am a dietitian with research interests in testing interventions for the management and treatment of obesity-related diseases.
In 2017, I completed my PhD in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Behavioural Sciences at University College London funded by the UCL Grand Challenges. My work focused on developing and piloting a randomised controlled trial of a theory-based behaviour change intervention for healthy eating and physical activity. Following my PhD, I worked as a Research Associate in the ASCOT and MASCOT trials at the UCL Department of Behavioural Science and Health.
I am currently funded by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. I led the evaluation of two behavioural strategies aiming to improve the nutrition quality of online grocery shopping. I also led a systematic review and meta-analysis on weight loss and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and I am currently building a programme of work in this area. I am a co-investigator in a weight loss trial for the management of atrial fibrillation and I am the principal investigator of a survey on weight, QoL, and symptom burden in this population.
Koutoukidis DA. et al, (2019), JAMA Internal Medicine
Land J. et al, (2020), Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Fatigue, quality of life, and physical fitness following an exercise intervention in multiple myeloma survivors (MASCOT): an exploratory randomised phase 2 trial utilizing a modified Zelen design
KOUTOUKIDIS D. et al, (2020), British Journal of Cancer
The effect of moderate weight loss on a non-invasive biomarker of liver fibrosis: a randomised controlled trial
KOUTOUKIDIS D. et al, (2019), Obesity Facts: the European journal of obesity
Lambert ER. et al, (2019), Obesity Research & Clinical Practice