Dr Dimitris Vlachopoulos
Lecturer

External responsibilities

Awards and Honours

  • Young Investigator Award winner at 23rd annual congress of the European College of Sport Science 2018, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Bone Research Society New Investigator Award at the BRS Annual Conference. June 2018, Winchester, UK.
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis International
  • 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

External positions

  • Dimitris was elected New Investigator representative (non-clinical) of the Bone Research Society in 2018 and he is involved in activities to develop early career researchers on the field.
  • Dimitris is member of the prestigious Young Investigator Award winners community of the European College of Sport Science.

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

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