Emma Halmos



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Personal profile


Dr Halmos is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with a keen interest in the role of diet in managing gastrointestinal disease.  Her achievements have had impact both in academia and the clinic.  Dr Halmos has executed many rigorous dietary intervention studies.  Notably, her PhD research, which was pivotal in demonstrating efficacy of a low FODMAP diet in managing functional gastrointestinal symptoms and has firmly established this treatment as the first-line therapy for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  She has presented her work at several national and international conferences, has been an invited author on a review in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  Dr Halmos’s work has been recognised by the nation’s premier gastroenterological society (Douglas Piper Young Investigator Award) and has had front cover recognition in the field’s premier journal, Gastroenterology, which was also awarded for being the most cited in 2014 (Ken Heaton Award). Dr Halmos recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research investigating treatments for coeliac disease and has just returned to The Alfred Hospital to explore the role of diet in treating inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease.  Dr Halmos also works privately as a clinical dietitian specialising in gastrointestinal conditions to keep her research clinically relevant.

Research interests

- inflammatory bowel disease

- functional gastrointestinal disorders

- dietary therapy

Supervision interests

- guiding early career researchers, including honours, masters and PhD students

- food composition analysis

- dietary therapies

Clinical activities

- currently work as private practice dietitian specialising in patients with gastrointestinal disease

External positions

Private Practice Dietitian, The Mind + Gut Specialist Clinic

Mar 2016 → …

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Research Output

Controversies and reality of the FODMAP diet for patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Halmos, E. P. & Gibson, P. R., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 34, 7, p. 1134-1142 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

Review article: emulsifiers in the food supply and implications for gastrointestinal disease

Halmos, E. P., Mack, A. & Gibson, P. R., 1 Jan 2019, In : Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 49, 1, p. 41-50 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

Will Science Sway Beliefs About Gluten?

Halmos, E. P. & Gibson, P. R., Sep 2019, In : Gastroenterology. 157, 3, p. 607-609 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Food knowledge and psychological state predict adherence to a gluten-free diet in a survey of 5310 Australians and New Zealanders with coeliac disease

Halmos, E. P., Deng, M., Knowles, S. R., Sainsbury, K., Mullan, B. & Tye-Din, J. A., 1 Jul 2018, In : Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 48, 1, p. 78-86 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)

Gluten in "gluten-free" manufactured foods in Australia: a cross-sectional study

Halmos, E. P., Clarke, D., Pizzey, C. & Tye-Din, J. A., 19 Nov 2018, In : The Medical Journal of Australia. 209, 10, p. 448-449 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)