Imperial College London

Dr Suzanne Barr

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow



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7.S7Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus






A Dougkas, S Barr, S Reddy, CD Summerbell. A critical review of the role of milk and other dairy products in the development of obesity in children and adolescents. Nutrition Research Reviews 2019; 32(1): 106-127. (Nutrition Society 'Paper of the Month' May 2019). 

R Maitland, N Patel, S Barr, et al. A Slow-Digesting, Low-Glycaemic Load (SD-LGL) Nutritional Beverage improves glucose tolerance in obese pregnant women without Gestational Diabetes. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics 2018 Oct;20(10):672-680.

Mittal TK, Cleghorn CL, Cade JE, Barr S, Grove T, Bassett P, Wood DA, Kotseva K. A cross-sectional survey of cardiovascular health and lifestyle habits of hospital staff in the UK: Do we look after ourselves? European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 2018 Mar;25(5):543-550. doi: 10.1177/2047487317746320. Epub 2017 Dec 4.

Flynn AC, Dalrymple K, Barr S, et al; i-WIP (International Weight Management in Pregnancy) Collaborative Group. Dietary interventions in overweight and obese pregnant women: a systematic review of the content, delivery, and outcomes of randomized controlled trials. Nutr Rev. 2016 May;74(5):312-28. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuw005. Review.

Poston L, Bell R, Croker H, Flynn AC, Godfrey KM, Goff L, Hayes L, Khazaezadeh N, Nelson SM, Oteng-Ntim E, Pasupathy D, Patel N, Robson SC, Sandall J, Sanders TA, Sattar N, Seed PT, Wardle J, Whitworth MK, Briley AL; UPBEAT Trial Consortium. Effect of a behavioural intervention in obese pregnant women (the UPBEAT study): a multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2015 Oct;3(10):767-77. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(15)00227-2. Epub 2015 Jul 9.

Briley AL, Barr S, Badger S, Bell R, Croker H, Godfrey KM, Holmes B, Kinnunen TI, Nelson SM, Oteng-Ntim E, Patel N, Robson SC, Sandall J, Sanders T, Sattar N, Seed PT, Wardle J, Poston L. A complex intervention to improve pregnancy outcome in obese women; the UPBEAT randomised controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Feb 18;14:74. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-74. Erratum in: BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015;15:111.

J Jones, S Barr, C Jennings, T Grove, K Kotseva, S Connolly, A Dornhorst, G Frost, P Bassett, DA Wood. Training opportunities in preventive cardiology: MSc, Diploma and Certificate in Preventive Cardiology. Br J Cardiol 2013;20(suppl 3):S1–S19doi:10.5837/bjc.2013.s09

Poston L, Briley AL, Barr S, Bell R, Croker H, Coxon K, Essex HN, Hunt C, Hayes L, Howard LM, Khazaezadeh N, Kinnunen T, Nelson SM, Oteng-Ntim E, Robson SC, Sattar N, Seed PT, Wardle J, Sanders TA, Sandall J. Developing a complex intervention for diet and activity behaviour change in obese pregnant women (the UPBEAT trial); assessment of behavioural change and process evaluation in a pilot randomised controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2013 Jul 15;13:148. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-13-148.

Rowlands G1, Khazaezadeh N, Oteng-Ntim E, Seed P, Barr S, Weiss BD. Development and validation of a measure of health literacy in the UK: the newest vital sign. BMC Public Health. 2013 Feb 7;13:116. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-116.

Barr S, Reeves S, Sharp K, Jeanes YM. An isocaloric low glycemic index diet improves insulin sensitivity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Nov;113(11):1523-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2013.06.347. Epub 2013 Aug 30

Gardner B, Croker H, Barr S, Briley A, Poston L, Wardle J; UPBEAT Trial. Psychological predictors of dietary intentions in pregnancy. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2012 Aug;25(4):345-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-277X.2012.01239.x. Epub 2012 Mar 2.

Barr S, Hart K, Reeves S, Sharp K, Jeanes YM. Habitual dietary intake, eating pattern and physical activity of women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2011 Oct;65(10):1126-32. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2011.81. Epub 2011 Jun 1.

Jeanes YM, Barr S, Smith K, Hart KH. Dietary management of women with polycystic ovary syndrome in the United Kingdom: the role of dietitians. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2009 Dec;22(6):551-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-277X.2009.00988.x.

Book chapters:

Jeanes, YM & Barr, S. ‘Metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)’. Multicultural Handbook of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics. 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Duncan, A & and Barr, S. Disorders associated with insulin resistance. Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Diabetes. 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Editor(s): Louise Goff, Pamela Dyson