Helen White, Head of Subject

Helen White

Head of Subject

Dr Helen White is Subject Group Head for the Health, Nutrition & Environment Group in the School of Health. She is an HCPC Registered Dietitian, HCPC Partner and a Fellow of the HEA.

Helen joined the university in 2004 and prior to this held a number of dietetic posts within the NHS, specialising in acute medicine, elderly medicine, paediatrics and cystic fibrosis. She completed her first degree in Applied Biology (University of Bradford) and Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics (Leeds Beckett University). In 2008 she went on to complete an MSc (Health Research) at the University of Leeds and PG Certificate in Higher Education (Leeds Beckett University). Her PhD by Published Work (Leeds Beckett University) in 2015, examined nutritional interventions in an ageing population with Cystic Fibrosis. Helen undertook a dual lecturing and NHS dietetic role until moving to a full time principal lecturing post in 2012; becoming Subject Group Head in 2016.

Current Teaching

Helen provides teaching input in the areas of cystic fibrosis, and dissertation supervision to:

  • BSc(Hons) Dietetics
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition
  • MSc Dietetics
  • MSc Nutrition in Practice

She is a supervisor for three PhD students.

 

Research Interests

Helen’s research interests lie within three areas: the evaluation of nutritional interventions in healthy ageing and chronic disease, interventions to improve adherence in chronic disease, and the impact of gut dysbiosis on clinical outcome.

Nutritional interventions in healthy ageing and chronic disease: Helen has experience in researching nutritional interventions in the areas of healthy ageing and chronic respiratory disease, including cystic fibrosis. As part of collaborative research teams at the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University, she has been part of a number of studies examining essential amino acid supplementation in healthy ageing and nutritional and enteral supplementation in chronic disease.

Adherence in chronic disease: Adherence to long term medication and treatments is reported to be as low as 50%. Having led early studies to identify novel markers of clinical variation to detect and measure adherence, current studies have explored adherence in the context off patient engagement with their electronic clinical record, the degree of direct access to their record and the impact of inputting their own data to their ECR.

The Impact of Gut Dysbiosis on Lung Inflammation: Funded by a strategic research centre grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Helen is involved in a series of studies with partners from the University of Leeds, the University of Cambridge, & Sanger Institute to characterise the gut microbiome and examine the influence of diet (particularly short chain fatty acids) on the gut microbiome in cystic fibrosis.

 
Helen White, Head of Subject

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  1. Nutrition

Selected Outputs

  • Sawant AP; Chadwick HK; White H; Whitaker P; Etherington C; Clifton I; Peckham DG (2019) ePS5.02 The effect of providing patient online access to Electronic Health care Records (EHR) in cystic fibrosis. In: European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 5 June 2019 - 8 December 2020, Liverpool, UK.

  • White H; Shimmin D (2019) Impact of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) pump use for cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD). In: European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 5 June 2019 - 8 June 2019, Liverpool.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/S1569-1993(19)30591-0

  • Chadwick H; White H; Shaw N; Etherington C; Clifton IJ; Pollard K; Whitaker P; Peckham D (2018) Aztreonam lysine inhalation solution (AZLI, Cayston®, Gilead) stabilises lung function decline in patients with cystic fibrosis and moderate to severe lung disease. 17 October 2018 - 20 October 2018.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10990496

  • White H (2018) Optimising nutrition in adults with cystic fibrosis. In: 41st European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 6 June 2018 - 9 June 2018, Belgrade.

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  • Greig N; White H; Chadwick HK; Cartwright A; Peckham DG (2018) Cardiovascular risk in an adult CF population: a 10-year retrospective analysis. In: 41st European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 6 June 2018 - 9 June 2018, Belgrade.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/S1569-1993(18)30507-1

  • Ispoglou T; Deighton K; King R; White H; Lees M (2016) THE IMPACT OF ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID SUPPLEMENTS ENRICHED WITH L-LEUCINE ON APPETITE AND ENERGY INTAKE IN ELDERLY WOMEN. In: 38th ESPEN Congress, 17 September 2016 - 20 September 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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  • Ispoglou T; Deighton K; King R; White H; Lees M (2016) MON-P108: The Impact of Essential Amino Acid Supplements Enriched with L-Leucine on Appetite and Energy Intake in Elderly Women.

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261561416307427

  • White H; Gillgrass L; Wood A; Shaw N; Peckham DG; Whitaker P; Eherington C (2016) What functionality do patients want from an Electronic Clinical Record (ECR). In: 39th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 8 June 2016 - 11 June 2016, Basel, Switzerland.

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  • White H; Hurley P; Oliver S; Peckham DG (2015) Variation in random capillary blood glucose and HbA1C as predictors of cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD). In: 38th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 10 June 2015 - 13 June 2015, Brussels.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/S1569-1993(15)30348-9

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  • White H (2015) Preventative treatment of osteoporosis in children with Cystic Fibrosis. In: VI Russian Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 14 May 2015 - 15 May 2015, St Petersburg.

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  • White H; Denman S; Shaw N; Pollard K; Peckham D (2014) Do longitudinal measures of clinical variation correlate with adherence in cystic fibrosis.

    https://doi.org/10.1002/ppul.23108

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  • White H; Morton AM; Peckham DG (2014) Impact of enteral tube feeding on body fat and lean body mass. In: 37th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 11 June 2014 - 14 June 2014, Gothenburg.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/S1569-1993(14)60347-7

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  • White H; Denman S; Shaw N; Wynn S; Pollard K; Peckham DG (2014) Relationship between self-reported adherence, medication collections and clinical variation in cystic fibrosis.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/S1569-1993(14)60408-2

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  • Shaw N; White H; Denman S; Peckham DG (2014) The impact of disease severity and clinical variation on self-reported adherence.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/S1569-1993(14)60407-0

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  • Mead L; Watson H; Cousins C; Haworth C; White H; Floto RA (2014) Hand grip strength is associated with disease severity in adults with CF.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/S1569-1993(14)60350-7

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  • Denman S; White H; Shaw N; Driffil A; Peckham DG (2014) Objective predictors of self-report of adherence in adults with cystic fibrosis.

    http://www.cysticfibrosisjournal.com/article/S1569-1993(14)60069-2/pdf

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  • Pearson L; White H (2014) Analysis of an Online Cystic Fibrosis Forum; Common Nutritional Concerns and Quality of Information Shared. In: British Dietetic Association Conference, Birmingham.

    http://www.sciencedomain.org/issue.php?iid=438&id=30

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  • Smith C; Shimmin D; White H; European Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition Group (2013) Nutritional controversies in adult cystic fibrosis (CF) care – Results of a survey by European CF Nutrition Group.

  • Dwarakanath A; Daniels S; Morton AM; White H; Conway SP; Peckham DG; Etherington CE (2012) Reduction in prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia in adult patients attending a Regional UK centre. In: 35th European CF Conference, 1 June 2012, Dublin.

  • Ellison C; White H; McElhone S (2011) A content analysis of magazine diets in relation to the Eatwell Plate.

    https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-277X.2011.01175_7.x

  • Morton D; McElhone S; White H (2011) The impact of weight loss competition in the workplace.

    https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-277X.2011.01175_24.x

  • Smith A; White H (2011) Assessment of nutritional knowledge of learning disability support workers.

    https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-277X.2011.01175_37.x

  • White H; Metcalfe R; Peck K; Latchford G; Conway SP; Peckham DG (2011) Adaptation to cystic fibrosis related diabetes - ´I´ll get to that page when I´m ready´. In: 34th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 1 June 2011, Hamburg.

  • White H; Conway SP (2010) Meeting the criteria for enteral tube feeding; patient choice and impact on long term outcome. In: North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 1 October 2010, Baltimore, USA.

  • Philpot U; White H; Wild D; Pearson D (2009) An integrated approach to teaching health behaviour change skills. In: British Dietetic Association Conference, 1 September 2009, Manchester.

  • Peckham DG; White H; Morton AM; Etherington C; Pollard K; Conway SP; Whittaker P; Brownlee K; Lee T; Tau (2009) Implementation, uptake and impact of a cystic fibrosis electronic patient record system. In: 32nd European Cystic fibrosis conference, 1 June 2009, Brest, France.

  • White H; Pollard K; Etherington C; Morton AM; Clifton I; Conway SP; Peckham DG (2008) Impact of aggressive nutritional intervention on early and late acquisition of CFRD in an adult population. In: 31st European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 1 June 2008, Prague.

  • White H; Morton AM; Pollard K; Etherington C; Clifton I; Conway SP; Peckham DG (2007) Does an integrated clinical and nutritional approach prevent pre-diabetic decline in cystic fibrosis?. In: 21st North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 1 October 2007, Anaheim, California.

  • White H; Pollard K; Etherington C; Morton AM; Clifton I; Conway SP; Peckham DG (2007) Does an integrated clinical and nutritional approach prevent pre-diabetic decline. In: 30th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 1 June 2007, Belek, Turkey.

  • Morton AM; Oldroyd B; White H; Truscott J; Conway SP (2006) Altered body composition in males homozygous for the delta F508 mutation. In: 29th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 1 June 2006, Copenhagen.

  • Morton AM; White H; Peckham DG; Conway SP (2004) Effects of enteral tube feeding on clinical and nutritional status in adults with cystic fibrosis. In: 27th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 1 June 2004, Birmingham.

  • Conway SP; Wolfe S; White H; Brownlee K; Oldroyd B (2003) Vitamin K status in children with CF and its relationship to bone mineral density turnover. In: 26th European Conference, 1 June 2003, Belfast.

  • Morton A; White H; Peckham DG; Conway SP (2001) Dietary intakes in adult patients with cystic fibrosis - do they meet recommended guidelines. In: 24th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 1 June 2001, Vienna.

  • Etherington C; Morton A; White H; Peckham D; Conway SP (2000) Screening for CFRD – 5 years experience using the OGTT in a Regional Adult Unit. In: 14th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 9 November 2000 - 12 November 2000.

    https://doi.org/10.1002/1099-0496(2000)30:20+<304::AID-PPUL12>3.0.CO;2-A

  • Etherington C; Morton A; White H; Peckham D; Conway SP (2000) Screening for CFRD – 5 years experience using the OGTT in a Regional Adult Unit. In: 13th International Cystic Fibrosis Congress, 4 June 2000 - 8 June 2000, Stockholm.

  • Conway SP; Morton A; White H; Oldroyd B; Westmacott C; Smith AH (1998) Bone mineral density status and risk factors for osteopenia and osteoporosis in an adult CF population. In: Proceedings of 22nd European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 18 June 1998 - 20 June 1998, Berlin.

  • White H (2018) Assessment of Nutritional intake: how to investigate intake and what to ask.

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  • White H; Shaw N; Gillgrass L; Wood W; Whitaker P; Etherington C; Clifton I; Peckham DG (2016) What functionality do patients want from an electronic clinical record (ECR).

  • White H (2015) What are the best nutritional outcome measures?.

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  • Bourke S; White H; Daniels T (2011) End stage cystic fibrosis; case studies and MDT management.

  • White H (2009) Cystic fibrosis related diabetes; relevance, dilemmas and treatment.

  • WHITE H (2009) Clinical impact of cystic fibrosis related diabetes.

  • White H; Kinrade K (2009) Treatment of recurrent distal intestinal obstructive syndrome in a patient with cystic fibrosis: a case study.

  • White H (2007) Management of CF related diabetes.

  • White H (2005) Common problems and pitfalls of dietary assessment in cystic fibrosis’.

  • Morton A; White H; Wolfe S; Peckham D; Conway SP (2000) Nutritional status of adult patients attending a regional cystic fibrosis unit.

  • Jaynes E; Killips J; White H (2018) An analysis of the dietary intake of a cohort of women with gestational diabetes. In: British Dietetic Association Conference, 4 July 2018 - 5 December 2018, Birmingham. Wiley.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/1365277x

  • MCCABE H; WHITE H (2009) How effective are nutritional interventions in children and adults with cystic fibrosis?. In: MCCABE H; WHITE H ed. Leatte P.cystic fibrosis; aetiology, diagnosis and treatments. New York: Nova science publishers,

  • White H (2008) Cystic Fibrosis in Children and Adults: The Leeds method of management.

  • White H; Shaw N; Deman S; Pollard K; Wynne S; Peckham DG (In press) Variation in lung function as a marker of adherence to oral and inhaled medication in cystic fibrosis. European Respiratory Journal

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  • Bourne D; White H; French JJ; Leeds JS (2021) A retrospective cohort study of nutritional status, nutritional interventions and hospital admissions in patients with chronic pancreatitis managed at a tertiary referral centre. Clinical Nutrition, 43 pp. 290-295.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnesp.2021.03.038

  • Caley L; Smith L; White H; Peckham DG (2020) Average rate of lung function decline in adults with cystic fibrosis in the United Kingdom: Data from the UK CF registry. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcf.2020.04.008

  • Williams G; White H; Sen M; Prestwich R (2019) Patients’ experience of enteral tube feeding following (chemo) radiotherapy for head and neck cancer: A qualitative study. Clinical Nutrition, 38 (3), pp. 1382-1389.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2018.06.958

  • Tsopra R; Peckham DG; Beirne P; Rodger K; Callister M; White H; Jais J-P; Ghosh D; Whitaker P; Clifton I (2018) The impact of three discharge coding methods on the accuracy of diagnostic coding and hospital reimbursement for inpatient medical care. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 115

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2018.03.015

  • Ispoglou T; Deighton K; King R; White H; Lees M (2017) Novel essential amino acid supplements enriched with L-leucine facilitate increased protein and energy intakes in older women: a randomised controlled trial. Nutrition Journal, 16

    https://doi.org/10.1186/S12937-017-0298-6

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  • White H; Gillgrass L; Wood A; Peckham DG (2016) The requirements and access needs of patients with chronic disease to their hospital electronic health record: results of a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. BMJ Open

    https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012257

  • White H; Gillgrass L; Wood A; Peckham DG (2016) Requirements and access needs of patients with chronic disease to their hospital electronic health record: results of a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. BMJ Open, 6:e012257

    https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012257

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  • Huntriss R; White H (2016) Evaluation of a 12-week weight management group for people with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes in a multi-ethnic population. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 20 (2), pp. 65-71.

    http://www.thejournalofdiabetesnursing.co.uk/journal-content/view/evaluation-of-a-12-week-weight-management-group-for-people-with-type-2-diabetes-and-pre-diabetes-in-a-multi-ethnic-population

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  • Ispoglou T; White H; Preston T; McElhone S; Mckenna J; Hind K (2016) Double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial of L-Leucine-enriched amino-acid mixtures on body composition and physical performance in men and women aged 65–75 years. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 70 pp. 182-188.

    https://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2015.91

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  • Peckham DG; Whitaker P; White H (2015) Research in progress-electronic patient records; a new era. Thorax, 70 (5), pp. 473-475.

    https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-206573

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  • Peckham D; Etherington C; White H; Mehta A; Shaw N; Morton A; Pollard K; Lee T; Brownlee K; Taylor J (2014) The development and deployment of integrated electronic care records in a regional adult and paediatric cystic fibrosis unit. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 13 (6), pp. 681-686.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcf.2014.03.002

  • White H; King L (2014) Enteral feeding pumps: efficacy, safety and patient acceptability. Medical Devices: Evidence and Research, 7

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  • Sutherland TJT; Dwarakanath A; White H; Kastelik JA (2013) UK National Survey of Thoracic Ultrasound in Respiratory Registrars. Clinical Medicine, 13 (4), pp. 370-373.

    https://doi.org/10.7861/clinmedicine.13-4-370

  • White H; Morton AM; Conway SP; Peckham DG (2013) Enteral tube feeding in adults with cystic fibrosis: patient choice and impact on long term outcomes. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcf.2013.05.003

  • Whitehead N; White H (2013) Systematic review of randomised controlled trials of the effects of caffeine or caffeinated drinks on blood glucose concentrations and insulin sensitivity in people with diabetes mellitus. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 26 (2), pp. 111-125.

    https://doi.org/10.1111/jhn.12033

  • Whitehead N; White H (2013) A Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials of the effects of caffeine and caffeinated drinks on Blood Glucose Levels & Insulin Sensitivity in People with Diabetes Mellitus. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

    https://doi.org/10.1111/jhn.12033

  • White H; Pollard K; Etherington C; Clifton I; Morton AM; Owen D; Conway SP; Peckham DG (2009) Nutritional decline in cystic fibrosis related diabetes: the effect of intensive nutritional intervention. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 8 (3), pp. 179-185.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcf.2008.12.002

  • WHITE H; POLLARD K; ETHERINGTON C; CLIFTON I; MORTON A; OWEN D; CONWAY S; PECKHAM D (2009) Nutritional decline in cystic fibrosis related diabetes: the effect of intensive nutritional intervention. , 8 pp. 179-185.

  • Philpot U; White H; Wild D; Pearson D (2009) An integrated approach to teaching health behaviour change skills. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 22 (6),

  • White H; Wolfe SP; Foy J; Morton A; Conway SP; Brownlee KB (2007) Nutritional Intake and Status in Children With Cystic Fibrosis: Does Age Matter?. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 44 (1), pp. 116-123.

    https://doi.org/10.1097/01.mpg.0000237929.45846.78

  • Conway SP; Wolfe SP; White H; Brownlee KG; Oldroyd B (2005) Vitamin K status in children with CF and its relationship to bone mineral density turnover. Pediatrics, 115 pp. 1325-1331.

    https://doi.org/10.1136/thorax.55.9.798

  • White H; Morton AM; Peckham DG; Conway SP (2004) Dietary intakes in adult patients with cystic fibrosis – do they achieve guidelines?. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 3 pp. 1-7.

  • White H; Wolfe SP; Conway SP; Brownlee KG (2003) Are nutritional intakes in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) adequate for weight gain and growth? - a comparison with healthy controls. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 2 (Supplement 1), pp. S84.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/S1569-1993(03)00027-4

  • Conway SP; Morton AM; Oldroyd B; Truscott JG; White H; Smith AH; Haigh I (2000) Osteoporosis and osteopenia in adults and adolescents with cystic fibrosis: prevalence and associated factors. Thorax, 55 pp. 798-804.

  • Conway SP; Morton AM; White H; Oldroyd B; Westmacott C; Haigh AH (1999) Bone mineral density status and risk factors for osteopenia and osteoporosis in an adult CF population. Pediatric Pulmonology, 26 (Supplement 17),

    https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1099-0496(199810)26:17+<346::AID-PPUL15>3.0.CO;2-0

  • Flint D; Coggrave H; Futter CE; Gardner MJ; Clarke TJ (1986) Stimulatory and cytotoxic effects of an antiserum to adipocyte plasma membranes on adipose tissue metabolism in vitro and in vivo. International Journal of Obesity, 10 (1), pp. 69-77.