Research Symposium


Be inspired by the research that will shape future dietetic practice

Over 100 delegates attended this years symposium to hear 60+ abstracts presented. We heard from Helen Bond over breakfast discuss her journey, From the California Orchards to Media Headlines we also heard Avril Collinson RD PhD FHEA present 'the impact of dietitians in the multi-disciplinary GP practice team' – a first look into the dietitians in primary care project commissioned by the BDA and Dr Louise Wilson provided an insight into her research journey during her talk 'a dietitians journey through academic research & the food industry' Plus, there was great feedback from the masterclasses on PEN, JHND and GET.

We also presented a winner in each stream congratulations to all who presented;

Winner of Clinical Nutrition - Jennifer McIntosh for 'A Pilot Study Validating a Nutritional Screening Tool (NST) within a Mental Health (MH) and Learning Disability (LD) Inpatient Population

Winner of New to Research - Jitesh Patel for 'A Pilot Validation Study of an Iodine Screening Tool for Women of Childbearing Age' Stream supported by Yakult

Winner of Nutrition Support - Angela Madden, Simone Bothwell and Malgorzata Szychta for 'A Microbial Evaluation of the Effects of Preparation Methods & Storage of Blended Feeds' Stream supported by BDA PENG

Winner of Paediatric -  Sarah Bremner for 'Cross-Sectional Survey Exploring the Use of Blended Diet for Tube-Fed Paediatric Inpatients' Stream supported by BDA Paediatric Specialist Group

Winner of Public Health - Bethany Barlow for 'Child and Adult Orientated Breakfast Cereals: A Cross Sectional Analysis of Nutrient Profile' Stream supported by BDA Public Health Specialist Group

Winner of Service Evaluation - Kaylee Allan for 'A Retrospective Service Evaluation of Whether a Nasal Bridle Improves Nutritional Delivery in Critically Ill Adult Patients'

Abstract will be published in a special edition of JHND in March 2019.

Save the date for next year - Wednesday 4 December 2019

Abstract submission opens - Wednesday 10 April 2019

Abstract submission closes - Monday 22 July 2019

Want to be involved in research?

  • Not sure how to get started with research?
  • I don't have time for research?

The symposium aims to provide a link between those already doing research and those looking at or starting their research journey, attend and be inspired by the presenters, gain valuable contacts plus pick up a few top tips too.

We want all dietitians to involved in some form of research throughout their career - maybe undertake a service evaluation or audit of service, there are so many possibilities for you to develop the future practice of dietetics.

Guidance for peer reviewers

Peer reviewers and authors may find the reviewer guidance helpful. Further information
on peer reviewers guidance can be found on JHND NOTES the Journal of Human Nutrition and
Dietetics Editor’s blog.

2017 event