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I graduated from the Higher Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1998 with a 1st class degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. After 12 months in weight management dietetics i gained a full time postgraduate scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation and in 2000 i completed my MSc (MedSci) in Human Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition Specialisation at the University of Glasgow. In 2004 i was awarded my PhD working on the effects of dietary and exercise interventions on leptin and appetite control in obese, normal weight and trained individuals. In 2003, i was appointed as Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen for 3 years and worked on the effects of dietary supplementation with CLA and n-3 PUFA on obesity and ageing. In 2006 i joined Nutrition and Dietetics department in Higher Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki to contribute to the curriculum of the Human Nutrition & Dietetics, Clinical Specialisation and to expand my research and practice. In 2011 i was appointed as the programme lead for the postgraduate programme in Clinical Nutrition at Roehampton University. In 2012 i was appointed Senior Lecturer in Nutrition at Bournemouth University and Programme Lead for BSc (Hons) Nutrition and MNutr.
I have presented my research findings at national and international conferences.
My research passion lies in prevention of maternal and childhood obesity. My current research explores comprehensive measurement of dietary patterns in childbearing age and the development of evidence based , pragmatic dietary interventions which can promote healthy eating towards Med Style diet.