Miss Kathy Redfern

Miss Kathy Redfern

Teaching and Research Associate in Human Nutrition

School of Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)


Research interests:
  • Maternal nutrition¬†
  • Obesity during pregnancy¬†
  • Glycaemic index

I am currently in the final year of my PhD and hope to complete during 2018. My thesis is titled 'The effect of diet and physical activity on patterns of gestational weight gain and neonatal anthropometric outcomes.'

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


PhD - Human Nutrition - Plymouth University, 2014-present
MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine - University of Exeter, 2012
BSc (Hons) Exercise Nutrition and Health - Plymouth University, 2011

Professional membership

Association for Nutrition - Registered Nutritionist (Public Health)

Nutrition Society
Association for the Study of Obesity 

Key publications are highlighted

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 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