Research & Evidence Based Practice Committee

Dietitians working in Europe will use the best available evidence to inform all patient care, public health and policy.


Our mission is to support the members of National Dietetic Associations within EFAD to engage in research and evidence-based practice.

We want to achieve this by:

  • Promoting the uptake of research and evidence-based dietetic practice in Europe
  • Monitoring the areas where dietitians work, the extent to which research and evidence-based practice impacts their work and supporting improved uptake
  • Disseminating tools, projects, initiatives and resources supporting dietetic research and applied practice
  • Undertaking projects that will advance the profession and improve research and evidence-based practice
  • Creating a vibrant European dietetic research network


Who we are

Sharleen O'Reilly Committee Lead

Associate Professor

University College Dublin, Ireland

Meropi Kontogianni Committee member

Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition

Harokopio University of Athen, Greece

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Sofie Joossens Committee member

Lecturer at the UC Leuven-Limburg (BE), professional bachelor in Nutrition & Dietetics (an Education Associate member of EFAD).

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Eleanor Johnstone Committee member

Clinical Lead

Surrey Training Hub, Health Education England, UK

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Doris Eglseer Committee member

Postdoctoral researcher

Medical University Graz, Austria

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Elisabete Ramos Committee member
Ludivine Soguel Alexander Committee member
Yvonnne Jeanes Committee member