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Danielle Bear

Dr Danielle Bear

Honorary Lecturer / Adjunct Lecturer


Dr Danielle Bear is a clinical academic lecturer in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, King's College London. She is also a Consultant Dietitian for critical care at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Bear studied a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Wollongong in Sydney, Australia and has been a dietitian for nearly 20 years.

Dr Bear was awarded a prestigious NIHR clinical doctoral research fellowship in 2016 where she investigated measurement and prevention of skeletal muscle wasting in early critical illness. She obtained her PhD in 2021. Dr Bear continues to research nutrition interventions to reduce muscle wasting and improve recovery of ICU survivors. Other research interests include the exploration of energy and protein requirements in the critically ill and techniques to measure body composition in clinical practice.

Dr Bear has published in a number of peer-reviewed nutrition and critical care journals, and has presented her work in national and international conferences. She has been awarded British Dietetic Association Roll of Honour three times and has also been a past recipient of the Rose Simmonds and Elizabeth Washington awards.