UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Prof Mary Fewtrell

Professor of Paediatric Nutrition

Population, Policy & Practice Dept

UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

Joined UCL
1st Apr 2002

Research summary

My research spans the key strategic areas of paediatric nutrition, but with a particular focus in specific areas:

1. Nutrition and bone health - nutritional programming of bone health - methodological issues relating to the assessment of bone mass in children - bone health in children with a variety of diseases

2. Body composition and obesity - primary prevention, treatment - methodological aspects of body composition measurement in infants and children

3. Infant nutrition - Human lactation. - design of infant formula, including health impact of specific ingredients such as LCPUFA - Complementary feeding and the duration of exclusive breastfeeding  

4. Infant growth and its association with later health


University of Cambridge
Doctorate, Doctor of Medicine | 2000
Royal College of Physicians
Doctorate, Member of the Royal College of Physicians | 1989
Royal College of Physicians
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Diploma of Child Health | 1988
University of Cambridge
Other higher degree, Master of Arts (Hons) | 1986
University of Oxford
Doctorate, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery | 1986
University of Cambridge
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) | 1983