Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Operations Manager - Clinical Research



+44 (0)20 7594 3433c.prechtl




Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus





Christina Prechtl works as a Project Manager and Dietitian at Imperial College London.

She holds a Bachelor and Master Degree in Dietetics. She completed her PhD at Imperial College London where she investigated the effect of gut hormones on brain reward systems using functional MRI. She also holds a postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).

Since 2006, she was involved in various research studies in the areas of obesity and diabetes. In her current role as a project manager, she supports Prof Gary Frost in the Section of Nutrition with large commercially funded studies and non-commercial projects.

She is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and she is a member of the British Dietetic Association and Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy.



Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Miras AD, Al-Najim W, Jackson SN, et al., 2014, Psychological characteristics, eating behavior, and quality of life assessment of obese patients undergoing weight loss interventions., Scandinavian Journal of Surgery, ISSN:1457-4969

Goldstone AP, Prechtl CG, Scholtz S, et al., 2014, Ghrelin mimics fasting to enhance human hedonic, orbitofrontal cortex, and hippocampal responses to food, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol:99, ISSN:0002-9165, Pages:1319-1330

Scholtz S, Miras AD, Chhina N, et al., 2014, Obese patients after gastric bypass surgery have lower brain-hedonic responses to food than after gastric banding, Gut, Vol:63, ISSN:0017-5749, Pages:891-902

Seyfried F, Miras AD, Bueter M, et al., 2013, Effects of preoperative exposure to a high-fat versus a low-fat diet on ingestive behavior after gastric bypass surgery in rats, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, Vol:27, ISSN:0930-2794, Pages:4192-4201

Goldstone AP, de Hernandez CG, Beaver JD, et al., 2009, Fasting biases brain reward systems towards high-calorie foods, Vol:30, ISSN:1460-9568, Pages:1625-1635

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