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Dr Angeliki Papadaki

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Angeliki Papadaki is Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition at the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition & Health Sciences, within the School for Policy Studies and a Visiting Lecturer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre (teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism). Her research focuses on understanding the factors that influence dietary behaviours and developing and evaluating strategies to change dietary habits to prevent chronic disease. Her specialist area of research is the development of new approaches to promote the Mediterranean diet.

Angeliki has a BSc in Nutrition (Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece) and an MSc (MedSci) in Human Nutrition, with specialisation in Public Health Nutrition (University of Glasgow). Her PhD (University of Glasgow) explored the impact of a tailored, web-based intervention to promote the Mediterranean diet among Glasgow University employees, by using theoretical models to understand the processes of behaviour change.

Between April 2006 and December 2010, Angeliki joined the University of Crete Medical School (Faculty of Social Medicine) as a Post-doctoral researcher, where she acted as the national scientific manager of two major European nutrition intervention projects: DiOGenes (Diet, Obesity and Genes, 6th framework project DiOGenes;www.diogenes-eu.org) and PROGREENS (Promotion of vegetable and fruit consumption of school children, Programme of Community Action in the Field of Public Health 2003-2008, DG SANCO, European Commission). During this time, she was also a collaborator in the HELENA intervention project (Healthy Lifestyle by Nutrition in Adolescence, 6th framework project HELENA; www.helenastudy.com).  

Angeliki is a member of the Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s working group for obesity strategy and a member of the South Gloucestershire Council’s Childhood Obesity Task & Finish Group. She is also collaborating with Bristol City Council in a variety of projects, including the evaluation of the Bristol Eating Better Award scheme. 

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