Imperial College London

Dr Rachel Gibson

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate







150Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





I am a UK Registered Dietitian.   I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Dietetics from King’s College London in 2013.  I completed my PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology at Imperial College London in 2017 (The association between diet and working hours with markers of cardio-metabolic health in the British police force).  As part of my PhD I established the nutritional assessment arm of the Airwave Health Monitoring study – an ongoing longitudinal cohort study of the Great British police force conducted by Imperial College London. 

I am currently working as a Research Associate for The International Study of Macro-and Micro-Nutrients (INTERMAP) team investigating the role of foods and nutrients in blood pressure.

Areas of research interest:

  •  The improvement of dietary assessment in epidemiological and clinical settings
  •  The influence of occupational factors on diet and cardio-metabolic health
  •  Dietary patterns and their association with markers of cardio-metabolic health



Eriksen R, Gibson R, Lamb K, et al., 2018, Nutrient profiling and adherence to components of the UK national dietary guidelines association with metabolic risk factors for CVD and diabetes: Airwave Health Monitoring Study, British Journal of Nutrition, Vol:119, ISSN:0007-1145, Pages:695-705

Gibson R, Eriksen R, Lamb K, et al., 2017, Dietary assessment of British police force employees: a description of diet record coding procedures and cross-sectional evaluation of dietary energy intake reporting (The Airwave Health Monitoring Study), Bmj Open, Vol:7, ISSN:2044-6055

Garcia-Perez I, Posma JM, Gibson R, et al., 2017, Objective assessment of dietary patterns by use of metabolic phenotyping: a randomised, controlled, crossover trial, Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, Vol:5, ISSN:2213-8587, Pages:184-195


Chan Q, The alternative Mediterranean diet score and blood pressure for US participant in the INTERMAP Study, American Society for Nutrition’s inaugural flagship meeting

, 2017, IFSO 2017 22nd World Congress, Pages:1-1253, ISSN:0960-8923

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