HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow
Gillian has extensive clinical practice experience working as a liver transplant dietitian at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. She completed a MSc in Clinical Research at the University of Hertfordshire in 2013, having previously attained a BSc in Nutrition with Biology at the Polytechnic of North London.
For her PhD, Gillian is using a mixed methods approach that aims to improve nutritional status in patients with liver cirrhosis by individualising their nutritional treatment. She is under the supervision of Professor Christi Deaton.
Gillian is committed to PPI in research and is supported by a PPI Liver Advisory Group.
Gillian teaches dietitians nationally on the nutritional management of people with liver cirrhosis.
Gatiss G.A., Spillman L.N., Mannion O.P. & SturgessK. (2016) A late evening snack round improves the carbohydrate intake of patients with cirrhosis: a clinical audit. Clin Nutr e-SPEN (in press).
Gatiss G., McGeeney L.M., Madden, A.M., Gelson, W. & Allison, M.E.D. (2016) Individual bedside nutritional variables do not predict survival after liver transplantation. Revista Española de Nutrición Humana y Dietética 20(Suppl. 1): 425, P023.
McGeeney L.M. & Gatiss G.A. (2014) A survey of food safety information and foodborne infections post solid organ transplant. Clin Nutr e-SPEN; 9(6): e195-199.
Arora S., Gatiss G., McGeeney L. & Powell N. (2014) Decompensated liver disease and nutrition. In M. Lormer (Ed.), Advanced nutrition and dietetics in gastroenterology. (pp.296-308). Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Arora, S., Mattina, C., McAnenny, C., O’Sullivan, N., McGeeney, L., Calder, N., Gatiss,G., Davidson, B. & Morgan, M.Y. (2012). The development and validation of a nutritional prioritising tool for use in patients with chronic liver disease. Journal of Hepatology, 56(Sup 2), S241.
Le Cornu, K.A., Halliday, D.A., Swift, L., Ferris, L.A. & Gatiss, G.A. (2010). The Current and Future Role of The Dietetic Support Worker. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 23, 230-237.
Gatiss, G. (2008). Parameters used in UK & Ireland centre’s to define patients as too malnourished or too obese for liver transplantation. Clinical Nutrition, 3(Suppl. 1), P255.
Kirby, G. (2004). Nutritional problems in liver transplantation. Editorial. Hospital Medicine, 65 (12), 710-711.
Woolner, J.T. & Kirby, G.A. (2000). Clinical audit of the effects of low fibre diet on irritable bowel syndrome Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 13, 249-253.
Woolner, J.T., Parker, T.J., Kirby, G.A. & Hunter, J.O. (1998). The Development and Evaluation of A Diet For Maintaining Remission In Crohn’s Disease. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 11, 1-11.
Middleton, S.J., Rucker, J.T., Kirby, G.A., Riordan, A.M. & Hunter, J.O. (1995). Long-chain triglycerides reduce the efficacy of enteral feeds in patients with active Crohn’s disease. Clinical Nutrition, 14, 229-236.
Gillian’s research is funded by an ICA HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship. She is a member of Wolfson College.