INTERVIEWS AND PRESS COVERAGE
Association of weight loss interventions with changes in NAFLD biomarkers - JAMA Internal Medicine
RD PhD MSc AFHEA
Senior Research Fellow
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, 179, 1262 - 1271
Koutoukidis DA. et al, (2022), Gut Microbes, 14
Albury C. et al, (2021), International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care, 33
What proportion of people have a follow-up biopsy in randomized trials of treatments for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Koutoukidis D. et al, (2021), PLoS ONE
Tong H. et al, (2021), BMC Family Practice, 22