Dr Peter Collins


Dr Peter Collins is a Senior Dietitian at Mater Health in Brisbane, where he covers patient caseloads across gastroenterology and general medicine in both the public and private hospitals. Peter 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).

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)


  • Budden, Kurtis F, Shukla, Shakti D, Bowerman, Kate L, Vaughan, Annalicia, Gellatly, Shaan L, Wood, David L A, Lachner, Nancy, Idrees, Sobia, Rehman, Saima Firdous, Faiz, Alen, Patel, Vyoma K, Donovan, Chantal, Alemao, Charlotte A, Shen, Sj, Amorim, Nadia, Majumder, Rajib, Vanka, Kanth S, Mason, Jazz, Haw, Tatt Jhong, Tillet, Bree, Fricker, Michael, Keely, Simon, Hansbro, Nicole, Belz, Gabrielle T, Horvat, Jay, Ashhurst, Thomas, van Vreden, Caryn, McGuire, Helen, Fazekas de St Groth, Barbara ... Hansbro, Philip M (2024). Faecal microbial transfer and complex carbohydrates mediate protection against COPD. Gut, gutjnl-2023. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2023-330521

  • Cereda, Emanuele, Clavé, Pere, Collins, Peter F., Holdoway, Anne and Wischmeyer, Paul E. (2021). Recovery focused nutritional therapy across the continuum of care: learning from COVID-19. Nutrients, 13 (9) 3293, 3293. doi: 10.3390/nu13093293

  • Collins, Peter F., Nathan, Anita, Roberts, Shelley and Wilkinson, Tom (2021). Effective nutrition support for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: managing malnutrition in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 71 (710), 427-428. doi: 10.3399/bjgp21X717053

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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: Wiley Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118993880.ch5.6

  • 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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