Imperial College London

Dr Rachel Gibson

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Research Associate







150Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





I am a UK Registered Dietitian.   I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Dietetics from King’s College London in 2013.  I completed my PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology at Imperial College London in 2017 (The association between diet and working hours with markers of cardio-metabolic health in the British police force).  As part of my PhD I established the nutritional assessment arm of the Airwave Health Monitoring study – an ongoing longitudinal cohort study of the Great British police force conducted by Imperial College London. 

I am currently working as a Research Associate for The International Study of Macro-and Micro-Nutrients (INTERMAP) team investigating the role of foods and nutrients in blood pressure.

Areas of research interest:

  •  The improvement of dietary assessment in epidemiological and clinical settings
  •  The influence of occupational factors on diet and cardio-metabolic health
  •  Dietary patterns and their association with markers of cardio-metabolic health



D'Annibale M, Hornzee N, Whelan M, et al., 2021, Eating on the night shift: A need for evidence-based dietary guidelines?, Nutrition Bulletin, ISSN:1471-9827

Xu Y, Le Sayec M, Roberts C, et al., 2021, Dietary Assessment Methods to Estimate (Poly)phenol Intake in Epidemiological Studies: A Systematic Review., Adv Nutr

Menni C, Louca P, Berry SE, et al., 2021, High intake of vegetables is linked to lower white blood cell profile and the effect is mediated by the gut microbiome, Bmc Medicine, Vol:19, ISSN:1741-7015

Leeming ER, Louca P, Gibson R, et al., 2021, The complexities of the diet-microbiome relationship: advances and perspectives, Genome Medicine, Vol:13, ISSN:1756-994X

Asnicar F, Berry SE, Valdes AM, et al., 2021, Microbiome connections with host metabolism and habitual diet from 1,098 deeply phenotyped individuals, Nature Medicine, Vol:27, ISSN:1078-8956, Pages:321-+

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