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Teaching & Research


We teach on any related paediatric nutritional issues to undergraduate and post graduate students, medical professionals, nursing staff, hospices, foster carers, adopters, schools and teachers, catering staff.

We can support your organisation with paediatric nutritional training.  

Here in the Paediatric Dietetics department we have a strong ethos that all of our staff have the opportunity to get involved in research and develop skills. Every dietitian undertakes Good Clinical Practice Training and has opportunities for research involvement. Our activities include trialling highly specialised feeds for industry, collaborating in multicentre trials, undertaking our own research including systematic reviews and service evaluations.

We have presented both nationally and internationally in a range of paediatric dietetic specialities. We also run an informal research club, inviting speakers from the Trust and Industry to share their knowledge and research experiences. We are supported by the Bristol Biomedical Research Centre, UHBW R&I and our partnerships with the nutrition industry, who help our departmental research activity thrive.


The Bristol NIHR Nutrition Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) is set up to perform patient-focused, early phase experimental clinical research in priority areas of human nutrition, diet and lifestyle.

Our aim is to develop interventions to improve the health of people with conditions related to, or compromised by, poor nutrition.

Our specific work areas focus on:

  • Optimising nutrition to improve the health of children with chronic disorders
  • Nutrition and lifestyle interventions in men with prostate cancer
  • Optimising nutrition in patients undergoing surgery or other major hospital treatment
  • Developing interventions to reduce sedentary time in people with Type 2 diabetes

To find out more about our research, please visit the BRU website.