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Dr Eirini Dimidi

Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences

Research interests

  • Nutrition

Biography

Dr Eirini Dimidi is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, King’s College London. She has been a registered dietitian and nutritionist since 2011, after completing a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics and a MSc in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition. This was followed by the completion of a PhD from King’s College London where she investigated the use and effectiveness of probiotics in people with chronic constipation.

Dr Dimidi is leading research on nutrition-based interventions, including fibre, prebiotics, probiotics, plant foods, and the low FODMAP diet, in gut function and dysfunction (e.g. constipation). She is also investigating the mechanisms through which nutritional interventions affect immune and mental health via the gut microbiome. Other research interests include exploring patients’ experiences and perceptions of gut diseases.

She has published in a number of peer-reviewed nutrition and gastroenterology journals, and has presented her work in national and international conferences. Dr Dimidi was awarded the 2022 ISAPP Glenn Gibson Early Career Research Prize for her research on probiotics, prebiotics and fermented foods. She also received the 2021 Rising Star and 2020 Elizabeth Washington awards by the British Dietetic Association. In 2016, Dr Dimidi was announced as the 2017 Postgraduate Competition Winner from the UK Nutrition Society, and was selected as the UK nominee for the 2018 International Early Career Nutrition Research Championship.

    Research

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    Diet & Gastrointestinal Health Research Group

    The Diet and Gastrointestinal Health Research Group aims to understand the molecular, cellular, whole person and population-level mechanisms involved in gut health and the development and treatment of gastrointestinal disease.

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    FruGut study

    The FruGut Study: Physiological, Microbiological and Metabolomic Effects of Fruit Products.

    Project status: Ongoing

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    The NutrImmune Study

    Investigating how diet can optimise our immune response to flu vaccines. We're recruiting healthy adults, aged 40-64 years old, who consume 2+ snacks per day.

    Project status: Ongoing

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    Diet and gut health

    Maintaing gut health, and preventing gastrointestinal disease are important features of health and well being

    COVID Mental Health
    Diet and mental health

    This research group aims to explroes the (1) mechanisms of food compounds, nutrients, foods, and whole diets on mental health and illness, and (2) the clinical efficacy and effectiveness of such nutritional interventions.

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    Diet and immunity

    Nutrition plays a critical role in immune function by providing energy and metabolites that allow metabolic reprogramming of immune cells.

    Diet and Ageing
    Dietary & Food-related guideline development

    While a lot of research evidence exists on the link and effect of nutrition in health and disease, however translation of these is often limited. We, therefore, aim to translate a vast amount of evidence into dietary and food-related guidelines using standardised methodology, such as GRADE and Delphi approaches.

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Diet in irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are common gastrointestinal disorders that have a significant impact on patients' quality of life, and are associated with comorbidieties.

    News

    Dr Eirini Dimidi awarded the Nutrition Society Cuthbertson Medal

    The award recognises early career researchers for excellence in clinical nutrition and metabolism research

    Eirini Dimidi Cuthbertson Medal

    Department of Nutritional Sciences excels at British Dietetic Association annual awards

    Nutritional Sciences academics take home awards for digital innovation, best research publication and best published educational work.

    Fermented foods

    Research redefines constipation

    New research by King’s, published today in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, finds that the public’s perception of constipation differs drastically...

    Stomach cramp

      Research

      herogastro
      Diet & Gastrointestinal Health Research Group

      The Diet and Gastrointestinal Health Research Group aims to understand the molecular, cellular, whole person and population-level mechanisms involved in gut health and the development and treatment of gastrointestinal disease.

      frugutlogo_white
      FruGut study

      The FruGut Study: Physiological, Microbiological and Metabolomic Effects of Fruit Products.

      Project status: Ongoing

      NutrImmune Study Logo 780×440
      The NutrImmune Study

      Investigating how diet can optimise our immune response to flu vaccines. We're recruiting healthy adults, aged 40-64 years old, who consume 2+ snacks per day.

      Project status: Ongoing

      pg23-pg-aq-fodocs-gut-microbiome
      Diet and gut health

      Maintaing gut health, and preventing gastrointestinal disease are important features of health and well being

      COVID Mental Health
      Diet and mental health

      This research group aims to explroes the (1) mechanisms of food compounds, nutrients, foods, and whole diets on mental health and illness, and (2) the clinical efficacy and effectiveness of such nutritional interventions.

      Immune system thumbnail
      Diet and immunity

      Nutrition plays a critical role in immune function by providing energy and metabolites that allow metabolic reprogramming of immune cells.

      Diet and Ageing
      Dietary & Food-related guideline development

      While a lot of research evidence exists on the link and effect of nutrition in health and disease, however translation of these is often limited. We, therefore, aim to translate a vast amount of evidence into dietary and food-related guidelines using standardised methodology, such as GRADE and Delphi approaches.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      Diet in irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease

      Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are common gastrointestinal disorders that have a significant impact on patients' quality of life, and are associated with comorbidieties.

      News

      Dr Eirini Dimidi awarded the Nutrition Society Cuthbertson Medal

      The award recognises early career researchers for excellence in clinical nutrition and metabolism research

      Eirini Dimidi Cuthbertson Medal

      Department of Nutritional Sciences excels at British Dietetic Association annual awards

      Nutritional Sciences academics take home awards for digital innovation, best research publication and best published educational work.

      Fermented foods

      Research redefines constipation

      New research by King’s, published today in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, finds that the public’s perception of constipation differs drastically...

      Stomach cramp