Dr Dimitris Vlachopoulos
Postdoctoral Researcher

External responsibilities

Awards and Honours

  • Travel Fellowship as external scientist and lecturer at Sao Paolo State University, Brazil, April 2018. Paediatric bone physiology and exercise during growth. Funding body: Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).
  • New Investigator Award at the 8th International Conference of Children’s Bone Health, June 2017, Würzburg, Germany.
  • Young Investigator Award at the 24th International Congress of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, May 2016, Komotini, Greece.
  • Bone Research Society travel bursaries to attend annual meetings, 2014-2016, Sheffield and Bristol, UK.
  • Postgraduate Research Enhancement Fund obtained to attend European Calcified Tissue Congress, March 2016, Rome, Italy.
  • Honorary DXA Practitioner, Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust, Healthy Bones Unit, March 2014, Plymouth, UK. 
  • Postgraduate Research Enhancement Fund obtained to attend the National Training Scheme for Bone Densitometry of National Osteoporosis Society - January 2014, Birmingham, UK.

Editorial responsibilities

Journal Reviewer:

  • Bone
  • Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
  • BMC Public Health
  • Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism
  • Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
  • Journal of Sports Sciences
  • European Journal of Sports Science
  • Paediatric Exercise Science
  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Invited lectures & workshops

Invited presentations:

  • Invited presenter at Arctic University of Norway. How do the most popular sports practiced during adolescence affect bone development? November 2017, Tromsø, Norway.
  • Invited presenter at Balkan Rowing Championship. The role of maturation on long term athlete development. August 2017, Kastoria, Greece.
  • Invited presenter at Arctic University of Norway. The impact of sport participation and a plyometric jumping intervention on bone health in adolescent males. November 2016, Tromsø, Norway.

Journal and book series Editorships and Editorial board membership

Professional memberships:

  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Bone Research Society (BRS)
  • National Osteoporosis Society (NOS)
  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
  • European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS)
  • European College of Sport Science (ECSS)
  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)

Media Coverage

His article published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR, IF: 6.3) was ranked No2 at the Top Attention Grabbing papers from JBMR journal for 2017 with Altmetric score 299, and the paper was mentioned in many websites including the National Osteoporosis Society.

Dimitris was invited in two intreviews on Swimming Science and Radio Exe.

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