Gastrodiet 2017

Professor Kevin Whelan

Kevin Whelan is the Professor of Dietetics and Head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at King’s College London (UK). He is a Principal Investigator leading a research programme exploring the interaction between diet, the gastrointestinal microbiota and health and disease. In collaboration with both clinical researchers and basic scientists he has undertaken numerous multi-centre investigations of the microbiota in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and patients receiving artificial nutrition, and the use of diet to modify these. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers on the topics of fibre, probiotics, prebiotics and FODMAPs. He is the Series Editor of the Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics book series and on the editorial board of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics and Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. In 2012 he was awarded the Nutrition Society Cuthbertson Medal for clinical nutrition and in 2017 was appointed a Fellow of the British Dietetic Association.