Lucia Braz

BSc (Hons), RD

Lucia's main research interest is the role of diet and Short-chain fatty acids in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Pouchitis.

Lucia Braz is a Registered Dietitian, trained at the University of Porto where she received a BSc Honours Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and became a member of the Federation of Nutrition Therapy Practitioners (FNTP) and British Dietetic Association (BDA) in the UK. In 2014, Lucia started working as a Research Associate at Imperial College London in the department of Metabolic Medicine. This experience has allowed her to research the effect of different diets on appetite regulation and weight management in controlled clinical trials, bringing great insight into human metabolism. In 2017, she stepped out to undertake a PhD programme under supervision of Professor Ailsa Hart and Professor Gary Frost splitting her time between St Marks Hospital and Imperial College London. Her main research interest is the role of diet and Short-chain fatty acids in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Pouchitis.