I have obtained a BSc degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a MSc degree in Human Nutrition (Sports). I am currently a Doctoral Researcher in Dr Bradley Elliott’s team who is the leader of the Translational Physiology Research Group at the University of Westminster, London. I am interested in studying the physiological pathways that lead to decreased performance and how these can be affected or induced by performing specific exercise protocols. My research explores how ageing affects muscle function, human performance and health. Furthermore, I am investigating the impact of different nutritional strategies on offsetting this.
I contribute to teaching in the Department of Life Sciences across modules on the BSc Human Nutrition and MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition degree programs.
I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a certified Phlebotomist and a qualified First Aider.
I am also an Affiliate member of The Physiological Society, a member of the Hellenic Dietetic Association (HDA), Association for Nutrition (AfN), Nutrition Society, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Physiological Society (APS), the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and the Society for Endocrinology. I am also contributing in writing articles for The Conversation.
Teaching/demonstrating in the modules:
Level 4: Exercise, Nutrition and Health
Level 5: Physiology of Sport, Health and Exercise; Research Techniques in Nutrition and Exercise Science
Level 6: Nutrition and Performance; Current Topics in Sport and Exercise Physiology
Level 7: Nutrition and Performance; Assessment of Health and Fitness; Nutritional Assessment
Additional Teaching/Training: Workshops in the Assessment of Health and Fitness module
Student Supervision in the Human Performance Laboratory: 2 UG student projects
Previous Student Supervision: 2016/17: 3 PG student projects
I am interested in studying the physiological pathways that lead to decreased performance and how these can be affected or induced by performing specific exercise protocols. My research explores how ageing affects muscle function, human performance and health. Furthermore, I am investigating the impact of different nutritional strategies on offsetting this.
I have recently presented a part of my work on omega-3 supplementation and exercise-induced muscle damage at the 64th Annual Meeting, 8th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) at Denver, Colorado; and at the Europhysiology 2018, London, UK.
I have also worked as a Research Associate (Dietitian-Nutritionist) with Democritus University of Thrace, Greece in a research project with title: ''Evaluation of Eating Habits, Physical Activity and Prevention of Nutritional and Musculoskeletal Disorders in Miners'' recording miners’ eating habits, assessing their nutritional status and counselling on healthy lifestyle.
For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.