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Dr Yvonne Jeanes' healthcare background includes working as a dietitian in the NHS and private setting. I enjoy enthusing students about clinical nutrition, delving into the challenges of nutrition in practice and research.

My research focuses on improving the evidence base for dietary mangement and improving the practical aspects and nutritional adequacy of diets requiring exclusions, for example coeliac disease and food allergies.


Research projects

Living gluten free:

Our team at Roehampton are investigating practical factors which influence gluten free dietary adherence in people with coeliac disease. We have presented data on the cost and availability of gluten free foods within the UK and factors associated with gluten free dietary adherence. Our studies are informing UK government policy on prescribing gluten free foods.

Coeliac UK sponsored dissertation, jointly supervised with Adele Costabile, has funded the laboratory analysis of calcium and iron in gluten free foods.

We are currently exploring the annual review provision for adults and children with coeliac disease across the UK.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS):

PCOS is one of the leading causes of fertility problems in women and, if not properly managed, can lead to additional health problems such as diabetes in later life. Dietary and lifestyle management have been shown to improve symptoms, and weight management is advocated as the primary therapy in overweight women with PCOS.

Author of the British Dietetic Association Foodfacts sheet: Nutrition and PCOS

Author of PCOS chapter within the Manual of Dietetic Practice (5th and 6th Edition) and the PCOS content within Practice Evidence in Nutrition (PEN), a global resource for dietitians.

PhD projects:

Humayun Muhammad (2019) Exploring adherence to a gluten free diet in people with coeliac disease

Suzanne Barr (2010) Dietary Management of PCOS

Tara Finnerty (2009) Peer influences in dietary intake


Departmental Head of PG Taught and Research provision

Postgraduate module lead:
Nutrition Support (HEP020L036)
Clinical Nutrition and Public Health (HEP020L038)

Undergraduate teaching:
Clinical Nutrition (HEA020X326Y)

MSc and BSc dissertation supervisor



PhD Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Surrey

BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Surrey

Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Professional affiliations

British Dietetic Association (BDA) member

BDA Gastroenterology Specialist Group: Education and Training Lead. Joint Coeliac Lead with Nick Trott

Coeliac UK: member of Health Adviosry Network


BDA Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Group member

BAPEN (British Assoication of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition) member



External positions

External Examiner, University of Surrey

2017 → …

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Research Output

A cross-sectional online patient survey of annual review for coeliac disease

Sharon Kallos, 2020, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Cross-sectional survey of the dietetic provision for adults with coeliac disease in the UK

Sharon Kallos, 2020, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Disordered Eating Behaviours and Eating Disorders in Women in Australia with and without Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Cross-Sectional Study

Stephanie Pirotta, Mary Barillaro, Leah Brennan, Angella Grassi, Anju Johan, Jayashri Kulkarni, Lynn Couch, Siew Lim & Lisa J Moran, 14 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Fibre and calcium content in wheat starch compared with non wheat starch based gluten free breads

Ali Rasheid, R., Costabile, A. & Jeanes, Y., 25 Feb 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access

Press / Media

Should we be gluten free?

Yvonne Jeanes


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media


The design and delivery of a patient informed intervention to improve adherence to a gluten free diet in adults with coeliac disease

Author: Muhammad, H., 24 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Jeanes, Y. (Supervisor) & Reeves, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis