Imperial College London

Dr Kevin Walsh

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Associate



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Dr Kevin Walsh is a Research Associate working in both the Section for Nutrition Research and the Department of Infectious Disease. He is a HCPC-registered dietitian with research interests in severe nutrition-related conditions in children in LMICs (chiefly severe anaemia and severe acute malnutrition).

His research examines the role of nutrition and diet in recovery from acute illness in children, mainly through dietary assessment, metabolic profiling using 1H NMR spectroscopy and gut microbial profiling. He works on the nutrition sub-study of the large TRACT transfusion trial evaluating the role of diet in recovery from severe anaemia, and on the MIMBLE series of randomised controlled trials evaluating the use of legume-enriched therapeutic feeds to support the gut microbiota and recovery in severe acute malnutrition. 



Maitland K, Olupot-Olupot P, Kiguli S, et al., 2019, Co-trimoxazole or multi-mineral multi-vitamins to improve post-discharge outcomes following severe anaemia in African children: a randomised controlled trial, The Lancet Global Health, Vol:7, ISSN:2214-109X, Pages:e1435-e1447

Walsh K, Calder N, Olupot-Olupot P, et al., 2018, Modifying Intestinal Integrity and MicroBiome in Severe Malnutrition with Legume-Based Feeds (MIMBLE 2.0): protocol for a phase II refined feed and intervention trial, Wellcome Open Research, Vol:3, ISSN:2398-502X

Maitland K, 2016, Validation of triple pass 24-hour dietary recall in Ugandan children by simultaneous weighed food assessment, Bmc Nutrition, Vol:2, ISSN:2055-0928, Pages:1-9

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