Dr Kate Maslin

Dr Kate Maslin

Senior Research Fellow in Maternal and Child Health

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)



I am a senior research fellow and registered dietitian with several years clinical and lecturing experience.The overall aim of my research is to improve the health outcomes of women and their families, by investigating the long-term outcomes of early nutritional exposures. I am particularly interested in preconception and pregnancy health as a mechanism for improving nutrition across generations. I am interested in applying quantitative methods, evidence synthesis and health technology to support improvements in nutritional care.
I am also co-programme lead for the MSc in Paediatric Dietetics in the School of Health Professionals.


  • PhD. Health Sciences: Nutrition and Food Allergy
  • MSc. Human Nutrition
  • BSc. (Hons.) Dietetics
  • BSc. (Hons.) Sport Science and Health

Professional membership

  • British Dietetic Association: Full member and member of Maternal and Fertility and Paediatric Specialist Groups.
  • Health Care Professionals Council: Registered Dietitian.
  • European Association for the Study of Obesity: Full Member.
  • British Association for Metabolic and Surgical Society: Integrated Health member.
  • European Association for Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
  •  International Network for Diet and Nutrition in Allergy 

Roles on external bodies

  • Topic Advisor, NICE guideline committee on Maternal and Child Nutrition (2021-
  • Research Officer for the Maternal and Fertility Nutrition Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association.
  • Honorary Research Dietitian, Somserset NHS Foundation Trust.


Teaching interests

  • APP758: Advanced concepts for research methodology and methods 
Supervisor for:
  • ADV715/ ADV716: MSc APP Paediatric Dietetics/Dietetics and MSc Human Nutrition
Co-programme lead for:
  • APP MSc in paediatric dietetics


Research interests

  • Maternal and early life nutrition
  • Preconception and pregnancy health in women with medical conditions
  • Dietary assessment methodology
  • Development of food preferences
  • Lifecourse nutritional epidemiology

Research groups



Maslin K, Hart K, Shawe J. (2024) Tackling the dual burden of malnutrition in pregnancy - pregnancy after weight loss surgery. Proc Nutr Soc. Jan 19:1-22. doi: 10.1017/S0029665124000077. Online ahead of print.PMID: 38240086 

Maslin K, Dean C, Shawe J.(2023) The Nutritional Online sUrvey for pRegnancy Induced Sickness & Hyperemesis (NOURISH) study: results from the first trimester. J Hum Nutr Diet. Oct;36(5):1821-1832. doi: 10.1111/jhn.13224. Epub 2023 Aug 21. PMID: 37602934
Wedlake L, Mellor D, Marriott T, Maslin K, Frost G, Hickson M.(2023) What do readers want? Results of an online survey to involve readers in updating the seventh edition of the Manual of dietetic practice. J Hum Nutr Diet. Oct 15. doi: 10.1111/jhn.13254. PMID: 37840226

Versevou A, Diamantis DV, Maslin K, Carroll JH (2023) Different doses of phosphorus, calcium and vitamin D in premature infants and their effect on bone mineralization: systematic review and meta-analysis, 48, 48. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41110-023-00235-6
Kumar K, Narvekar NN, Maslin K. (2023) Self-managed dietary changes and functional gut symptoms in endometriosis: A qualitative interview study. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol X. 2023 Jul 22;19:100219. doi: 10.1016/j.eurox.2023.100219. eCollection 2023 Sep. PMID: 37575367 
Deepak Kumar K, Appleby-Gunnill B, Maslin K. (2023) Nutritional practices and dietetic provision in the endometriosis population, with a focus on functional gut symptoms(2023) J Hum Nutr Diet. 2023 Feb 16. doi: 10.1111/jhn.13158. PMID: 36794746

Hopper H, Husk K, Maslin K, Kent B, Wanner A, Shawe J (2022) Preconception Care for People with Health Conditions: What Approaches Work, for Whom, and in What Circumstances? A Realist Review. Women's Reproductive Health.

Løvschal LB, Høgh S, Bergholt T, Maslin K, Shawe J, Hegaard HK, de Wolff MG. (2022) Iron supplementation during the first trimester of pregnancy after a national change of recommendation: a Danish cross-sectional study. J Nutr Sci. Mar 8;11:e19. doi: 10.1017/jns.2022.18. eCollection 2022.PMID: 35320926

Edwards KJ, Maslin K, Andrade J, Jones RB, Shawe J. (2022) Mobile health as a primary mode of intervention for women at risk of, or diagnosed with, gestational diabetes mellitus: a scoping review. JBI Evid Synth.Feb 11. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-21-00294.

Venter C, Pickett K, Starling A, Maslin K, Smith PK, Palumbo MP, O'Mahony L, Ben Abdallah M, Dabelea D.(2021) Advanced glycation end product intake during pregnancy and offspring allergy outcomes: A Prospective cohort study. Clin Exp Allergy. Nov;51(11):1459-1470. doi: 10.1111/cea.14027. Epub 2021 Oct 15.PMID: 34610188

Maslin K, McKeon-Carter R, Hosking J, Stockley L, Southby C, Shawe J, Latour JM (2021) Preterm births in South-West England before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: an audit of retrospective data. Eur J Pediatr.Sep 17:1-5. doi: 10.1007/s00431-021-04265-y. PMID: 34535831

Maslin K, Dean C (2021) Nutritional consequences and management of hyperemesis gravidarum: a narrative review. Nutr Res Rev. Sep 16:1-11. doi: 10.1017/S0954422421000305.PMID: 34526158

Maslin K, Pickett K, Ngo S, Anderson W, Dean T, Venter C.(2021) Dietary diversity during infancy and the association with childhood food allergen sensitization. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. Aug 11. doi: 10.1111/pai.13650. PMID: 34379815

Bijholt M, Maslin K, Ameye L, Shawe J, Bogaerts A, Devlieger R (2021) Phase Angle and Bio-Impedance Values during the First Year after Delivery in Women with Previous Excessive Gestational Weight Gain: Innovative Data from the Belgian INTER-ACT Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jul 13;18(14):7482. doi:10.3390/ijerph18147482.PMID: 34299927

Curtis EM, Parsons C, Maslin K, D'Angelo S, Moon RJ et al. (2021) Bone turnover in pregnancy, measured by urinary C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX), is influenced by vitamin D supplementation and is associated with maternal bone health: Findings from the MAVIDOS trial. Am J Clin Nutr. Jul 23:nqab264. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqab264.PMID: 34297067

Maslin K, Billson HA, Dean CR, Abayomi J. (2021) The Contribution of Registered Dietitians in the Management of Hyperemesis Gravidarum in the United Kingdom. Nutrients. Jun 8;13(6):1964. doi: 10.3390/nu13061964

Maslin K, Shaw V, Brown A, Dean C & Shawe J. What is known about the nutritional intake of women with Hyperemesis Gravidarum? A scoping review. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2020 Dec 10;257:76-83. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2020.12.003

Jupe S, Maslin K. The use of Breast Milk Fortifier in Preterm Infants by paediatric dietitians in the UK. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2020 Nov 2. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12830.

Edwards KJ, Maslin K, Andrade J, Jones RB, Shawe J. mHealth as a primary mode of intervention for women at risk of, or diagnosed with, gestational diabetes: a scoping review protocol. JBI Evid Synth. 2020 Oct 16.

Venter C, Agostoni C, Arshad SH, Ben-Abdallah M, Du Toit G, Fleischer DM, Greenhawt M, Glueck DH, Groetch M, Lunjani N, Maslin K, et al. Dietary factors during pregnancy and atopic outcomes in childhood: A systematic review from the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2020 Jun 10.

Venter C, Maslin K, Holloway JW, Silveira LJ, Fleischer DM, Dean T, Arshad SH. Different Measures of Diet Diversity During Infancy and the Association with Childhood Food Allergy in a UK Birth Cohort Study. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2020 Jun;8(6):2017-2026. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2020.01.029. Epub 2020 Jan 28.

Maslin K, Venter C, Palumbo M, Glueck D, Mitchell F, Potter S et al. (2020)Temporal change in maternal dietary intake during pregnancy and lactation between and within two pregnancy cohorts assembled in the United Kingdom, J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. Mar;8(3):1088-1090.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2019.11.041. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

Maslin K, Douek I, Greenlade B & Shawe J. (2020) Nutritional and perinatal outcomes of women with a history of bariatric surgery: A case series from a UK centre. J Hum Nutr Diet. Jun;33(3):386-395. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12718. Epub 2019 Nov 25.

 Maslin K, James A, Brown A, Bogaerts A, Shawe J. (2019) What is known about the nutritional intake of women during pregnancy following bariatric surgery? A scoping review. Nutrients.11(9), 2116; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11092116.

Venter C, Greenhawt M, Meyer R, Agostoni C, Reese I , du Toit G, Feeney M, Maslin K et al. (2019) EAACI position paper on diet diversity in pregnancy, infancy and childhood: Novel concepts and implications for studies in allergy and asthma. Allergy. 2020 Mar;75(3):497-523. doi: 10.1111/all.14051.PMID: 31520486

Venter C, Meyer RW, Nwaru BI, Roduit C, Untersmayr E, Adel-Patient K, Agache I, Agostoni C, Akdis CA, Bischoff SC, du Toit G, Feeney M, Frei R, Garn H, Greenhawt M, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K, Lunjani N, Maslin K, Mills C, Muraro A, Pali-Schöll I, Poulson LK, Reese I, Renz H, Roberts GC, Smith P, Smolinska S, Sokolowska M, Stanton C, Vlieg-Boerstra B, O'Mahony L.(2019) EAACI position paper: Influence of dietary fatty acids on asthma, food allergy, and atopic dermatitis. Allergy. Aug;74 (8):1429-1444.

Maslin K, Fox AT, Chambault M, Meyer R. Palatability of hypoallergenic formulas for cow's milk allergy and healthcare professional recommendation. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2018 Dec;29 (8):857-862.

Venter C, Maslin K, Zhang H, Kaushal A, Terry W, Patil VK, Dean T, Arshad SH. (2018) Use of cluster analysis to characterize patterns of sensitization in childhood allergy. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. Sep;29 (6):644-648.

Maslin K, Venter C, MacKenzie H, Vlieg-Boerstra B, Dean T, Sommer I. (2018) Comparison of nutrient intake in adolescents and adults with and without food allergies. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Apr;31(2):209-217.

Mazzocchi A, Venter C, Maslin K, Agostoni C. (2017) The Role of Nutritional Aspects in Food Allergy: Prevention and Management. Nutrients. Aug 9;9(8). pii: E850.

Venter C, Maslin K, Grundy J, Glasbey G, Dean T. (2017) Should lip dosing be reconsidered when performing open food challenges? Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. Nov;28(7):707-711.

Venter C, Mazzocchi A, Maslin K &Agostoni C (2017) Impact of elimination diets on nutrition & growth in children with multiple food allergies. Current Opinion in Allergy & Clinical Immunology. Jun;17(3):220-226.

Maslin K & Venter C (2017) Nutritional aspects of commercially prepared infant foods in developed countries: a narrative review. Nutrition Research Reviews: Jun;30(1):138-148.

Venter C, Brown KR, Maslin K, Palmer DJ. (2017) Maternal dietary intake in pregnancy and lactation and allergic disease outcomes in offspring. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 28(2):135-143.

Venter C, Maslin K, Dean T, Arshad SH. (2016) Does concurrent breastfeeding alongside the introduction of solid food prevent the development of food allergy? Journal of Nutritional Sciences. 3;5:e40

Maslin K, Grimshaw K, Oliver E, Roberts G, Arshad SH, Dean T, Grundy J, Glasbey G & Venter C. (2016) Taste preference, food neophobia and nutritional intake in children consuming a cows’ milk exclusion diet: a prospective study. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 29(6):786-796.

Maslin K, Dean T, Arshad SH & Venter C. (2016) Dietary variety and food group consumption in children consuming a cows’ milk exclusion diet. Paediatric Allergy and Immunology, 27 (5): 471-7

Maslin K, Oliver E, Scally K, Atkinson J, Foote K, Venter C, Roberts G & Grimshaw K. (2016) Nutritional adequacy of a cows’ milk exclusion diet in infancy. Clinical and Translational Allergy, 2; 6:20.

Maslin K(2016) Early additional food and fluids for health breastfed full-term infants: A commentary on a Cochrane review, Nursing for Women’s Health. 20 (4):347-9.

Maslin K(2016) Commentary on a Cochrane review of diet and exercise interventions to prevent excessive gestational weight gain, Nursing for Women's Health, 20(5):447-449.

Venter C, Maslin K, Patil V, Kurukulaaratchy R, Grundy J, Glasbey G, Twiselton R, Dean T & Arshad S.H. (2016) The prevalence, natural history and time trends of peanut allergy over the first 10 years of life in two cohorts born in the same geographical location 12 years apart, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 27(8):804-811.

van Zyl Z, Maslin K, Dean T, Blaauw R & Venter C. (2016) The accuracy of dietary recall of infant feeding and food allergen data. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 29(6):777-785

Venter C, Maslin K, Arshad SH, Patil V, Grundy J, Glasbey G, Twiselton R & Dean T. (2016) Very low prevalence of IgE mediated wheat allergy and high levels of cross-sensitisation between grass and wheat in a UK birth cohort. Clinical and Translational Allergy, 22; 6:22.

Venter C & Maslin K.(2016) The Future of Infant and Young Children's Food: Food Supply/Manufacturing and Human Health Challenges in the 21st Century. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser. 85:19-27.

Venter C, Maslin K,Patil V, Grundy J, Glasbey G, Abid R, Vlieg-Boerstra B & Dean T. (2016) Validation and Acceptability of Food Challenge Recipes for use in Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Food Challenges in Children. Paediatric Allergy & Immunology27(1):92-3.

Maslin K, Dean T, Arshad SH & Venter C. (2015) Fussy eating and feeding difficulties in infants and toddlers consuming a cows’ milk exclusion diet. Paediatric Allergy and Immunology, 26: 503–508.

Maslin K, Dunn Galvin A, Shepherd S, Dewey A, Dean T & Venter C. (2015) A qualitative study of mothers' perceptions of weaning and the use of commercial infant food in the United Kingdom. Maternal and Paediatric Nutrition Journal, 1:1.

Maslin K, Brown T & Venter C. (2015) Colic – a guideline emphasising simple measures of support. Nursing in Practice Journal,February 2015.

Maslin K, Meyer R, Reeves L, Mackenzie H, Swain A, Stuart-Smith W, Loblay R, Groetch M & Venter C. (2014) Food allergy competencies of dietitians in the United Kingdom, Australia and United States of America. Clinical and Translational Allergy.4:37.

Maslin K & Venter C. (2013) Developing a clear understanding of cow's milk protein allergy, Journal of Family Health Care; Spring 2013 Supplement, p8.

Presentations and posters