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Dr Eirini Dimidi is a 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. In 2016, she was appointed as a Research Associate at King’s College London, where she undertook several research projects on the impact of nutritional interventions in gut function and dysfunction.

Dr Dimidi is undertaking research on nutrition-based interventions, including fibre, plant foods, prebiotics, probiotics, and the low FODMAP diet, in gastrointestinal health. Her primary focus is to advance the understanding of the impact of dietary therapies in functional bowel disorders, including chronic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Other research interests include investigating the effect of diet on the gut microbiota and gut health, as well as 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. In 2016, Dr Dimidi was announced as the 2017 Postgraduate Competition Winner from the Nutrition Society, and was selected as the UK nominee for the 2018 International Early Career Nutrition Research Championship.