Imperial College London and London North West Healthcare – Recruitment Team

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON AND LONDON NORTHWEST HEALTHCARE – RECRUITMENT TEAM

Professor John Chambers
Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Imperial College London
London- UK

iHealth-T2D Chief Investigator

Professor John Chambers is iHealth-T2D study chief investigator.  John is Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology at ICL and consultant cardiologist at London Northwest Healthcare NHS Trust.

John is fully accredited as an Interventional Cardiologist and in General Internal Medicine (since 2004). His clinical practice covers the breadth and depth of clinical cardiology. John is experienced and delivers a high quality service in diagnostic testing, preventative cardiology, outpatient cardiology, management of high-risk, unstable inpatients with cardiovascular disease, and delivery of complex interventions (including coronary angioplasty and pacemaker implants).

In addition, Professor Chambers has extensive experience of leadership and delivery of teaching cardiology, epidemiology, genetics and medical statistics on multiple undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Professor Gary Frost
Chair in Nutrition and Dietetics
Imperial College London
London- UK

Chair in Nutrition and Dietetics

Professor Gary Frost is a dietitian by profession. He is responsible for the coordination of the lifestyle intervention for iHealth-T2D.

Professor Frost established the Nutrition and Dietetic Research Group at Imperial College in 2008.  The research group has a wide interest in nutritional research but focuses on appetite and glycaemic control.  Gary has 25 years of experience in running nutritional research studies in humans.  He has an international reputation for his work on dietary carbohydrate and appetite regulation.  His current research projects include Nutritech EU FW7 investigating new tools for dietary analysis, Direct the EU IMI project investigating glycaemic control, BBSRC projects investigating impact of fermentable carbohydrate.

Mrs Baldeesh Rai BSc Hons RD MBDA
Specialist Cardiac Dietitian
Ealing Hospital (Northwest London Healthcare Trust)
Consultant Dietitian – HEART UK
London – UK

Specialist Cardiac Dietitian

Mrs Baldeesh Rai is a nutritionist and dietitian by profession. Her role in the project will be to provide insight in the development of suitable materials and in the practical delivery of the diet intervention. She will also be involved in the training of the community health care workers.

Baldeesh has over 30 years of experience in the field of Nutrition and dietetics specialising in working with the South Asian community in the UK. She has been managing family based weight management and lifestyle programmes for “at risk” South Asian patients for over 12 years and is the Lead for South Asian projects at HEART UK. She was one of the lead dietitians on the Social cooking project in 2007, 2009 and again in 2011-2013, funded by the British Heart Foundation which aimed to reduce the amount of salt and saturated fat used in social cooking in Sikh Gurdwaras and Hindu Mandirs and has contributed to several diet publications for Diabetes UK, specifically for the South Asian community.

Baldeesh has written several articles on topics related to South Asian diets for Dietetic journals and has done presentations at dietetic conferences on “getting the message across” to the South Asian community in the UK, a population with specific cultural, social and dietary habits.

She is the co-author of a book published in October 2015 on lowering cholesterol entitled: 4 Steps to Lower Cholesterol and is the author and co-author of a wide range of diet related fact sheets and recipes on HEART UK’s website.

Miss Ninha Silva
Project Manager
Imperial College London
London- UK

Project Manager

Miss Ninha Silva is iHealth-T2D project manager and she is responsible for the coordination of the study in the UK and providing extensive support across the four recruiting countries.

Ninha has over 5 years of experience coordinating and managing a range of research projects. Her role includes finance management, providing operational support and resources needed for the study.

Ninha has a MA in International Relations and Democratic Politics and is currently enrolled in a MSc in Public Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


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