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Miss Sophie Medlin

Visiting Specialist

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)



Lecturer in Dietetic Practice and clinical placement co-ordinator


BSc Hons Dietetics Plymouth University

Following qualification as a dietitian I worked at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital before taking on a Head and Neck Cancer and Nutrition Support post at Poole Hospital. Following this I worked at Torbay Hospital as an Intestinal Failure and Colorectal Specialist Dietitian. I have a specialist interest in the management of GI disorders and have been invited to publish both academically and voluntarily on this. I have written several articles for both the British Journal of Nursing and the British Journal of Gastrointestinal Nursing and act as a peer reviewer for these publications.

Professional membership

British Dietetic Association, membership number, 10500

Health and Care Professions Council, registration number DT22089

British Association of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

European Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

Freelance Dietitians Group



Research interests

The dietary treatment and prevention of colonic diverticular disease

The dietary management of short bowel syndrome

Nutritional status and outcomes from colorectal surgery

Body composition changes following nutritional interventions




Nutritional and fluid requirements: high-output stomas

British Journal of Nursing, 2012, Vol.21(6), pp. S22-25

Republished: Gastrointestinal Nursing, 2012, 10(7):42-49

Nutrition for wound healing

British Journal of Nursing, 2012, Vol.21(12), pp.S11-2, S14-15

Recent developments in enteral feeding for adults: an update

British Journal of Nursing, 2012, Vol 21(18), pp.1061-2, 1064-7

The low FODMAP diet: new hope for irritable bowel syndrome sufferers

Gastrointestinal Nursing, 2012, 10(9): 37-41