Dr Elena Philippou

Dr Elena Philippou

Dr Elena Philippou is a clinical dietitian with over 10 years experience in consulting people for diet-related issues including weight management.  She holds a BSc in Nutrition and a PgDip in Dietetics awarded by King’s College London as well as a PhD in Dietetics awarded by Imperial College London focusing on the role of the dietary glycaemic index (GI) in weight maintenance and cardiovascular disease prevention. She also has postgraduate studies in Behavioural Management of Adult Obesity and in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.  In addition to her clinical work, she is an Assistant Professor in Nutrition-Dietetics with extensive teaching roles in Nutrition-Dietetics.  Dr Philippou’s research is focused on the role of diet in preventing degenerative disease, and more specifically, the effects of Mediterranean diet and carbohydrate manipulation on cognitive function and cardiometabolic factors.  She has published a number of scientific papers in International peer-reviewed journals with high impact, regularly presents her work in conferences and is the editor of a book titled: ‘The Glycemic Index: Applications in Practice’ by CRC Press, USA, published in 2017.  Dr Philippou always adopts a client-centred practice focused on guiding the client to make realistic, achievable and sustainable lifestyle changes, empowering the client to balance their health needs with their food likes and dislikes thus making the healthy choice the easiest to make.

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