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 post-doctoral research fellow in the maternal and family health research group. I am a 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.


  • 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 Paediatric Specialist Group.
  • Health Care Professionals Council: Registered Dietitian.
  • UK Association for the Study of Obesity: Full member.
  • 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

  • Research Officer for the Maternal and Fertility Nutrition Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association.
  • Research Officer for the Paediatric Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Musgrove Park Hospital
  • Specialist Paediatric Dietitian, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Teaching interests

Supervisor for:

  • ADV715/ ADV716: MSc APP Paediatric Dietetics and MSc Human Nutrition

Research interests

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


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. 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. 2020 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. Nutritional and perinatal outcomes of women with a history of bariatric surgery: A case series from a UK centre. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2020 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 & Immunology 27(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.