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 Surgery and Cancer. 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. 



Connon R, George EC, Olupot-Olupot P, et al., 2021, Incidence and predictors of hospital readmission in children presenting with severe anaemia in Uganda and Malawi: a secondary analysis of TRACT trial data, Bmc Public Health, Vol:21, ISSN:1471-2458

Calder N, Walsh K, Olupot-Olupot P, et al., 2021, Modifying gut integrity and microbiome in children with severe acute malnutrition using LEgume-Based Feeds [MIMBLE]: A pilot trial, Cell Reports Medicine, Vol:2, ISSN:2666-3791, Pages:1-17

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

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