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

Alkutbe R, Redfern K, Jarvis M & Rees G 2020 'Nutrient Extraction Lowers Postprandial Glucose Response of Fruit in Adults with Obesity as well as Healthy Weight Adults' Nutrients 12, (3) 766-766 , DOI PEARL
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 1-/-0/1900 1-/-0/1900 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 5-/-0/2017 5-/-0/2017 Karger Publishers Open Access 147-148 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Other Publications
Redfern K 2018 The Timing and Composition of Gestational Weight Gain and the Impact on Neonatal Anthropometry. 01/01/1900 01/01/1900