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 and my research focuses on testing how behavioural science can change dietary intake and improve outcomes for patients with 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. For my PhD, I adapted a theory-based behaviour change intervention for endometrial cancer survivors and piloted it in a randomised controlled trial. As a post-doc at UCL, I worked in two clinical trials of dietary and physical activity interventions in cancer survivors.
Funded by NIHR, I am currently building a programme of work on weight loss for the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This works uses a variety of approaches, such as systematic reviews, meta-analyses, observational analyses, and clinical trials of low-energy diets.
Koutoukidis DA. et al, (2019), JAMA Internal Medicine, 179, 1262 - 1271
Koutoukidis DA. et al, (2022), Gut Microbes, 14
Breathnach S. et al, (2022), International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 19
Changes in Virus-Transmission Habits During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-National, Repeated Measures Study
Rebar A. et al, (2022), Psychology and Health: an international journal
Albury C. et al, (2021), International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care, 33