The Dietetics department works closely with all clinical teams in the hospital, where nutrition, growth and development may be an issue.
Find out more about the research being undertaken by the Dietetics department, often in collaboration with our research partner, the UCL Institute of Child Health, in our research section and also on the ICH website.
Current research projects
Current research projects include:
- Effect of HIV medication on lipid levels in the body – in conjunction with the Medical Research Centre (MRC) Clinical Trials Unit.
- The MEND lifestyle programme for overweight and obese children and their families.
- Ketogenic diet for epilepsy.
- Refeeding syndrome in anorexia nervosa.
For a comprehensive list of research undertaken by Great Ormond Street Hospital and the UCL Institute of Child Health, please visit the ICH website for recent publications.
Macdonald S. (2008) Dietary management of GI disorders in children older than 1 year. Complete Nutrition. 8(1): 23-25.
Freeman EB, Koglmeier J, Martinez JE, Haynes L, Sebire NJ, Lindley KJ, Shah N. (2008) Gastrointestinal complications of epidermolysis bullosa in children. The British Journal of Dermatology. 158(6): 1308-1314.
Neal EG, Chaffe HM, Schwartz RH, Lawson MS, Edwards N, Fitzsimmons G, Whitney A, Cross JH. (2008) The ketogenic diet for the treatment of childhood epilepsy: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Neurology. 7(6): 500-506.
Haynes L, Fine JD and Hintner H eds. (2009) Nutritional Support for children with epidermolysis bullosa. Life with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB): Etiology, Diagnosis, Multidisciplinary Care and Therapy. Springer Wien, New York: 258-277.