Georgakouli KalliopiAssistant Professor
Kalliopi Georgakouli is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Thessaly. She received her BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics from Alexander Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki (Greece) in 2009. She continued he postgraduate studies at University of Thessaly (Greece) where she obtained her MSc in “Biotechnology -Quality Assessment in Nutrition and the Environment” majoring in Nutritional Biochemistry (2012). In 2015 she defended her PhD thesis, entitled “The effect of exercise on alcohol use”, obtaining her PhD in Exercise Biochemistry from University of Thessaly (Greece). She has worked as a PhD researcher at Research Funding Program THALES (2012-2015), entitled “Exercise, smoking, & alcohol: investigation of mechanisms, & interventions for prevention, cessation & awareness”. She has taught courses and supervising thesis for undergraduate students at Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly (Greece) (2015-2018) and University of Thessaly (Greece) (2018-2020). She is a Research Associate at the Laboratory of Exercise Biochemistry, Physiology and Nutrition (SmArT Lab) (former Laboratory of Exercise Biochemistry) - University of Thessaly (Greece) since 2011, with main activities and responsibilities being conducting research, scientific writing, nutritional evaluation and occasional teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has co-authored two book chapters, and more than 30 research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and she has presented her work in many international conferences. She is also a peer reviewer in several scientific journals. Her research interests focus on the effects of functional foods, food supplements and exercise on various health aspects in both healthy and clinical populations. Furthermore, she has a strong interest on the potential use of exercise as an adjunct strategy in the treatment of addictive disorders, and the underlying mechanisms involved.