Dr Lina Johansson qualified as a dietitian from Kings College London in 1999 and has worked in the NHS for several years, specialising in nutrition in renal disease.
In 2012, she obtained her PhD at Imperial College London which focused on the choice of dialysis modality in older people, encompassing psycho-social and nutritional aspects.
Lina's clinical and research interests lie in improving the quality of life in people with kidney disease through diet. Her Post Doctoral Clinical Lectureship funded by the NIHR focused on the role of diet in improving outcomes in older people with moderate to advanced kidney disease. More recently, her research is exploring the impact of fermentable carbohydrates on the kidney through a post-doctoral research fellowship funded by the Imperial Health Charity and the BRC.
In 2018, Lina together with a team of experts have obtained a grant from the British Renal Society to co-design an education programme with patients to support living and well-being with a kidney transplant.
Lina co-runs the MRes Clinical Research in Human Nutrition at Imperial College London.
Qualifications: Registered Dietitian, PhD
Johansson L, Hickson M, Brown EA, 2013, Influence of Psychosocial Factors on the Energy and Protein Intake of Older People on Dialysis, Journal of Renal Nutrition, Vol:23, ISSN:1051-2276, Pages:348-355
et al., 2010, Broadening Options for Long-term Dialysis in the Elderly (BOLDE): differences in quality of life on peritoneal dialysis compared to haemodialysis for older patients, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Vol:25, ISSN:1460-2385, Pages:3755-3763