Dr Angela Madden

Dr Angela Madden PhD RD & Dr Hilda Mulrooney  

Dr Angela Madden, Lecturer at University of Hertfordshire.

Dr Hilda Mulrooney, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition at Kingston University, DOM UK Best Practice Coordinator and Committee Member

Speaker Biography

Dr Angela Madden is Principal Lecturer and Subject Group Lead for Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Hertfordshire. She worked as a clinical dietitian in the NHS for 17 years including at the Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Free Hospital in London where she completed her PhD in body composition and energy expenditure in patients with chronic liver disease.  She lectured at London Metropolitan University before moving to start a new 3-year BSc (Hons) Dietetic programme in Hertfordshire in 2006 and now leads a small but enthusiastic teaching and research team.  Her current research interests include the nutritional management of gallstones, measurement of waist circumference and patients preferences for dietetic outcomes.

Dr Madden and Dr Mulrooney are presenting the DOM UK Special Interest Session.

They will present
‘Challenges in calculating resting and total energy requirements in the obese’


Prediction equations are commonly used to estimate energy requirements in clinical practice, and there are particular challenges associated with their use in obese individuals. Two systematic reviews were carried out to establish the most accurate prediction equations for resting (REE) and total energy expenditure (TEE) in obesity, in accordance with PRISMA guidance. A total of 4 studies met the inclusion criteria for prediction of TEE, and 23 met the inclusion criteria for REE. The main findings, challenges and use in clinical practice will be discussed in this interactive session.