Dr Nicola Guess is a registered dietician who also holds a PhD from Imperial College London on the dietary management of prediabetes. At present she is a lecturer at King's College London, where her main research interests lie around the management and prevention of type 2 diabetes. She is acknowledged as a world-expert in the effects of nutrition on type 2 diabetes. She is interested in the use of low -carbohydrate diets in the management of type 2 diabetes. Her research looks at dietary modification in type 2 diabetes, including both low calorie diets and protein intake modification. Her studies are clinical and involve the recruitment of members of the public, with whom she enjoys talking.
She undertook her Registered Dietitian qualification in the USA, doing clinical rotations at the Baylor College of Medicine and the Weight Management Clinic in Houston, Texas. She also has a Masters in Public Health from Florida International University in Miami.
Prior to taking up her current position, Dr Guess spent five years in the clinical management of appetite regulation. Using this experience, she also sees patients for weight management, with a focus on using foods which help with fullness. Before her academic career, she worked as a community dietitian in East London.
At present she is an expert advisor and scholar for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence and the NICE Centre of Guidelines. She sits on the Diabetes UK Guidelines Committee, which looks at the priorities for diabetes research.
Away from the clinic, Dr Glass enjoys running, skydiving and drinking green tea.