Dr Kathy Redfern

Dr Kathy Redfern

Lecturer in Human Nutrition

School of Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)


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

I recently completed my PhD in 2018 with a thesis entitled 'The timing and composition of gestational weight gain and the impact on neonatal anthropometry.' 


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 - Plymouth University, 2018
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
UK Association for the Study of Obesity 

Key publications are highlighted

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 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