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Dr Clare England

Dr Clare England

Dr Clare England
PhD, B.Sc. RD

Senior Research Associate

Office NIHR Bristol BRC Nutrition Theme, Education and Research Centre, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol, Bs2
Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Healt,
8 Priory Rd, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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+44 (0) 117 34 21759



I qualified as a registered dietitian from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (now Cardiff Metropolitan) in 2004. I began my research career in 2006, providing dietary advice to patients enrolled in the Early ACTID diet and physical activity intervention for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This led directly to my securing a Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship from the NIHR in 2011. I undertook my PhD at the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, and developed a brief dietary assessment tool for people with Type 2 diabetes: The UK Diabetes and Diet Questionnaire (available here). Clinically, prior to and during my PhD, I worked as a weight management dietitian for a Tier 2 service, in primary care with a regular diabetes clinic and as a Diabetes Educator for Bristol Community Health. 

I work within the Metabolic Health and Type 2 diabetes and the Peri-treatment workstreams within the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Centre (Nutrition Theme). My current research areas are around improving the provision of routine dietary advice in primary care to people with type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance, maintaining weight loss for the long term and investigating the use of low iodine diets prior to radio-iodine ablation for thyroid cancer. I am a committee member for the British Dietetic Association Diabetes Specialist Group and a Scientific Member of the Diabetes UK Long-term self-management & glycaemic control clinical studies group. 


  • Diabetes
  • Diet
  • Dietary assessment



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