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. 



Olupot-Olupot P, Connon R, Kiguli S, et al., 2022, A predictive algorithm for identifying children with sickle cell anemia among children admitted to hospital with severe anemia in Africa, American Journal of Hematology, Vol:97, ISSN:0361-8609, Pages:527-536

George EC, Uyoga S, M'baya B, et al., 2022, Whole blood versus red cell concentrates for children with severe anaemia: a secondary analysis of the Transfusion and Treatment of African Children (TRACT) trial, The Lancet Global Health, Vol:10, ISSN:2214-109X, Pages:e360-e368

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

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