Dr Bridgette Wilson
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Bridgette Wilson completed her MSc in Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics at Ag Research, New Zealand, in conjunction with Waikato University, New Zealand, followed by postgraduate training to become a registered dietitian in the UK. She has now completed a PhD at King’s College London investigating the effects of prebiotics in gastrointestinal health.
She completed a large randomised control trial of patients with IBS supplementing the low FODMAP diet with prebiotics and a second study investigating how prebiotic supplementation may alter gene markers of inflammation and immunity in patients with ulcerative colitis. In addition, Bridgette has published a systematic review and meta-analysis of prebiotics in IBS and functional bowel disorders. Bridgette continues to conduct research into fibre interventions in functional gut disorders. In addition Bridgette has worked on developing a nutrition screening tool for inflammatory bowel disease and is currently developing national guidelines for the dietary management of inflammatory bowel disease.