Dr Peter Collins


Dr Peter Collins is a lecturer and research academic in Nutrition and Dietetics. He is a UK trained Registered Dietitian (RD) and an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with a PhD in Clinical Nutrition from the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Southampton (June 2013). Peter’s research interests are around the detection and management of disease-related malnutrition, with a specific interest in the nutritional management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is particularly interested in the potential for innovative solutions to aid in both the detection and management of malnutrition across health and social care settings.

Peter is on the editorial board of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics and was recently awarded an appointment to the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Faculty as an Early Career member. He is regularly invited to present at international conferences on the topic of malnutrition and nutrition support and has taught as part of the prestigious Life-Long Learning (LLL) international program in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism for health care professionals including doctors, dietitians, nurses and pharmacists.

Research Interests

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Malnutrition
    Disease-related malnutrition, with a specific interest in the nutritional management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)


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Book Chapter

  • Collins, Peter F. (2018). Nutrition support in pulmonary and cardiac disease. Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Nutrition Support. (pp. 270-277) edited by Mary Hickson and Sara Smith. Hoboken, NJ, United States: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118993880

  • Reeves, Anneli, Tran, Khoa and Collins, Peter (2016). Nutrition during noninvasive ventilation: clinical determinants and key practical recommendations. Noninvasive mechanical ventilation: theory, equipment, and clinical applications. (pp. 203-207) edited by Antonio M. Esquinas. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-21653-9_23

  • Collins, Peter and Elia, Marinos (2015). The lung. Clinical nutrition. (pp. 266-275) edited by Marinos Elia, Olle Ljungqvist, Rebecca J Stratton, Susan a Lanham‐New and Sally C. Davies. Chichester, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781119211945.ch16

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