Gastrodiet 2017

Dr Heidi Staudacher

Heidi is a dietitian and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Queensland and the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Queensland, Australia. Her chief area of interest is in the pathophysiology of functional gastrointestinal disorders, how diet can play a role in mangement, and the interaction of diet with the microbiome in these disorders. Heidi was a NIHR Clinical Doctoral Fellowship at King’s College London between 2012-2016 and during her PhD conducted a large randomised controlled trial investigating the effect of a low FODMAP diet with probiotic co-administration on the gastrointestinal microbiota, symptoms, dietary intake and quality of life, also the the first placebo-controlled dietary advice study of the low FODMAP diet. She has published a number of key papers in the field, was overall winner of the UK Nutrition Society Summer Postgraduate Competition in 2015, and been awarded the Rose Simmonds Award for best publication by the British Dietetic Association in 2013.