Dr Kathy Redfern

Dr Kathy Redfern

Lecturer in Human Nutrition

School of Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Health)


Research interests
  • Maternal nutrition 
  • Obesity during pregnancy 
  • Glycaemic index


I teach on the following degree programmes at the University of Plymouth
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health - AfN accredited
  • BSc (Hons) Dietetics
  • MSc Human Nutrition - AfN accredited


PhD - Human Nutrition - University of Plymouth, 2018
MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine - University of Exeter, 2012
BSc (Hons) Exercise Nutrition and Health - University of Plymouth, 2011

Professional membership

Association for Nutrition - Registered Nutritionist (Public Health)

Nutrition Society
UK Association for the Study of Obesity 

Key publications are highlighted

Solomi L, Rees G & Redfern KM 2019 'The acute effects of the non-nutritive sweeteners aspartame and acesulfame-K in UK diet cola on glycaemic response' International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Redfern KM, Hine R, Hollands H, Welch CR, Pinkney J & Rees G 2019 'Objectively measured sleep duration and plasma glucose values following an oral glucose tolerance test amongst pregnant women with obesity in the UK' Sleep Medicine , DOI PEARL
Redfern KM, Cammack VM, Sweet N, Preston, SoBHCS Student Team, Jarvis M & Rees G 2017 'Nutrient-extraction blender preparation reduces postprandial glucose responses from fruit juice consumption' Nutrition and Diabetes 7, Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Redfern KM, Rees GA & Pinkney JH 2016 'Maternal Lifestyle Factors and Fetal Macrosomia Risk: A Review' EMJ Reproductive Health Publisher Site PEARL
Conference Papers
Redfern K, Pinkney J & Rees G 2019 'Mid-pregnancy changes in maternal upper body subcutaneous fat assessed using skinfold measurements and oral glucose tolerance test results amongst women with obesity in the UK' 26th European Congress on Obesity Karger Publishers Open Access 223-223 , DOI PEARL
Redfern KM, Rees GA & Pinkney JH 2017 'The effect of timing and composition of gestational weight gain in obese pregnant women on infant birth weight: A prospective cohort study' European Congress on Obesity 2017 Porto, Portugal 17/05/2017 20/05/2017 Karger Publishers Open Access 147-148 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Other Publications
Redfern K 0 The Timing and Composition of Gestational Weight Gain and the Impact on Neonatal Anthropometry. 0 0