Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Honorary Clinical Lecturer



+44 (0)20 3313 3947l.johansson




Nutrition and Dietetics, C blockHammersmith HospitalHammersmith Campus





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



Thind A, Goodall D, Rule A, et al., 2022, Prevalence of frailty and cognitive impairment in older transplant candidates. A preview to the Kidney Transplantation in Older People (KTOP): impact of frailty on outcomes study, Bmc Nephrology, Vol:23, ISSN:1471-2369

Ali M, Dosani D, Corbett R, et al., 2022, Diagnosis of tuberculosis in dialysis and kidney transplant patients, Hemodialysis International, Vol:26, ISSN:1492-7535, Pages:361-368

Kourtellidou S, Ashby D, Johansson L, 2021, Oral sodium bicarbonate in haemodialysis patients: a randomised controlled trial, Bmc Nephrology, Vol:22, ISSN:1471-2369, Pages:1-11

Brown TJ, Williams H, Mafrici B, et al., 2021, Dietary interventions with dietitian involvement in adults with chronic kidney disease: A systematic review, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Vol:34, ISSN:0952-3871, Pages:747-757

Judah G, Mullan B, Yee M, et al., 2020, A habit-based randomised controlled trial to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption: the impact of the substituted beverage on behaviour and habit strength, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Vol:27, ISSN:1070-5503, Pages:623-635

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