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Dr Dimitris Vlachopoulos

Dr Dimitris Vlachopoulos

Lecturer

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 Baring Court 012

 

Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Dimitris is a Lecturer at the Sport and Health Sciences department. He joined the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC) in 2012 to complete his MSc in Paediatric Exercise and Health. His research is focusing on musculoskeletal development and exercise during growth. He completed the Physical Activity Measurement Training in MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, and the National Training Scheme for Bone Densitometry of National Osteoporosis Society, before obtaining further experience as Honorary DXA practitioner at the Healthy Bones Unit of Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. He completed his PhD after conducting the PRO-BONE study (Marie Curie EU grant) that included cross-sectional, longitudinal and randomised controlled trial studies focusing on bone mass, bone geometry and bone metabolism of adolescents athletes.

His research is published in internationally recognised journals such as the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. One of Dimitris’ papers in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research was ranked No2 at the Top Attention Grabbing papers from JBMR journal for 2017 with Altmetric score 305, and was mentioned in many websites including the Royal Osteoporosis Society

Throughout the years, Dimitris was awarded with six New/Young Investigator Awards from British Journal of Sports Medicine (PhD Academy Award 2019, The Peoples’ Choice Award), Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS), European College of Sport Science (ECSS), Bone Research Society (BRS), International Conference of Children’s Bone Health (ICCBH) and International Congress of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (ICPESS).  He has also been the recipient of the Neil Mackenzie Public Engagement Award and the Barbara Mawer travel Fellowship both from Bone Research Society. He was also elected New Investigator representative (non-clinical) of the Bone Research Society in 2018.

Qualifications

2017 - PhD, Paediatric Exercise and Health, University of Exeter - (Funded by European Commission – Marie Curie 7th CIG).

2015 - Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

2014 - MSc, Paediatric Exercise and Health, University of Exeter - (Funded by Greek State Scholarships Foundation).

2013 - Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

2010 - BSc, Physical Education and Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace.

Research

Research interests

His principal research is focusing on the effects of exercise on bone health during growth. His research includes the assessment of physical activity, body composition and nutrition in relation to musculoskeletal health and he has organised cross-sectional, longitudinal and randomised controlled trial studies.

Research projects

Researchgate:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dimitris_Vlachopoulos

Google Scholar:

https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=uYWT1BcAAAAJ&hl=en

LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dimitris-vlachopoulos-a1931251?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic

 

Research networks

Bone Research Society: https://boneresearchsociety.org/

European College of Sport Science: http://sport-science.org/

Research grants

  • 2018 Sao Paulo Research Foundation
    Travel Fellowship from Sao Paulo Research Foundation.
  • 2018 The Physiology Society
    The Physiological Society Travel Grant
  • 2018 Bone Research Society
    The Bone Research Society Barbara Mayer Travelling Fellowship
  • 2017 CLES Strategic Development Fund
    Post-doctoral grant
  • 2014 EU Marie Curie Training Grant
    PhD Scholarship Grant
  • 2013 Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY)
    MSc scholarship grant

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Ubago-Guisado E, Ortega FB, Krustrup P, Metcalf B, Castro Pinero J, Ruiz JR, Knapp KM, Williams CA, et al (2018). The effect of 12-month participation in osteogenic and non-osteogenic sports on bone development in adolescent male athletes. The PRO-BONE study. J Sci Med Sport, 21(4), 404-409. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Ubago-Guisado E, Barker AR, Metcalf BS, Fatouros IG, Avloniti A, Knapp KM, Moreno LA, Williams CA, Gracia-Marco L, et al (2017). Determinants of Bone Outcomes in Adolescent Athletes at Baseline: the PRO-BONE Study. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 49(7), 1389-1396. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Ubago-Guisado E, Fatouros IG, Knapp KM, Williams CA, Gracia-Marco L (2017). Longitudinal Adaptations of Bone Mass, Geometry, and Metabolism in Adolescent Male Athletes: the PRO-BONE Study. J Bone Miner Res, 32(11), 2269-2277. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Williams CA, ARNGRíMSSON SA, Knapp KM, Metcalf BS, Fatouros IG, Moreno LA, Gracia-Marco L (2017). The Impact of Sport Participation on Bone Mass and Geometry in Male Adolescents. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 49(2), 317-326. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Gracia-Marco L, Barker AR, Huybrechts I, Moreno LA, Mouratidou T (2016). Bone health: the independent and combined effects of calcium, Vitamin D and exercise in children and adolescents. In  (Ed) Food and Nutritional Components in Focus, 530-546.  Abstract.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Williams CA, Knapp KM, Metcalf BS, Gracia-Marco L (2015). Effect of a program of short bouts of exercise on bone health in adolescents involved in different sports: the PRO-BONE study protocol. BMC Public Health, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Chatzinikolaou A, Michaloglou K, Avloniti A, Leontsini D, Deli CK, Vlachopoulos D, Gracia Marco L, Arsenis S, Athanailidis I, Draganidis D, et al (In Press). The Trainability of Adolescent Soccer Players to Brief Periodized Complex Training. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance Full text.
Gracia-Marco L, García-Fontana B, Ubago-Guisado E, Vlachopoulos D, García-Martín A, Muñoz-Torres M (2019). Analysis of bone impairment by 3D DXA hip measures in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: a pilot study. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Abstract.  Full text.
Ubago-Guisado E, Cavero-Redondo I, Alvarez-Bueno C, Vlachopoulos D, Martínez-Vizcaíno V, Gracia-Marco L (2019). Bone Health in Children and Youth with Cystic Fibrosis: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Matched Cohort Studies. The Journal of Pediatrics Full text.
Ubago-Guisado E, Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Christoffersen T, Metcalf B, Gracia-Marco L (2019). Effect of maturational timing on bone health in male adolescent athletes engaged in different sports: the PRO-BONE study. J Sci Med Sport, 22(3), 253-258. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lynch KR, Anokye NK, Vlachopoulos D, Barbieri FA, Turi-Lynch BC, Codogno JS, Agostinete RR, Fernandes RA (2019). Impact of sports participation on incidence of bone traumatic fractures and health-care costs among adolescents: ABCD – Growth Study. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 1-6. Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Ubago-Guisado E, Williams CA, Gracia-Marco L (2018). A 9-Month jumping intervention to improve bone geometry in adolescent male athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50(12), 2544-2554. Abstract.  Full text.
Torres-Costoso A, Vlachopoulos D, Ubago-Guisado E, Ferri-Morales A, Cavero-Redondo I, Martínez-Vizcaino V, Gracia-Marco L (2018). Agreement Between Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry and Quantitative Ultrasound to Evaluate Bone Health in Adolescents: the PRO-BONE Study. Pediatr Exerc Sci, 30(4), 466-473. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ferri-Morales A, Nascimento-Ferreira MV, Vlachopoulos D, Ubago-Guisado E, Torres-Costoso A, De Moraes ACF, Barker AR, Moreno LA, Martínez-Vizcaino V, Gracia-Marco L, et al (2018). Agreement Between Standard Body Composition Methods to Estimate Percentage of Body Fat in Young Male Athletes. Pediatr Exerc Sci, 30(3), 402-410. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ubago-Guisado E, Vlachopoulos D, Fatouros IG, Deli CK, Leontsini D, Moreno LA, Courteix D, Gracia-Marco L (2018). Longitudinal determinants of 12-month changes on bone health in adolescent male athletes. Archives of Osteoporosis, 13(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Ubago-Guisado E, Ortega FB, Krustrup P, Metcalf B, Castro Pinero J, Ruiz JR, Knapp KM, Williams CA, et al (2018). The effect of 12-month participation in osteogenic and non-osteogenic sports on bone development in adolescent male athletes. The PRO-BONE study. J Sci Med Sport, 21(4), 404-409. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Ubago-Guisado E, Williams CA, Gracia-Marco L (2018). The effect of a high-impact jumping intervention on bone mass, bone stiffness and fitness parameters in adolescent athletes. Arch Osteoporos, 13(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D (2018). The impact of different loading sports and a jumping intervention on bone health in adolescent males: the PRO-BONE study. British Journal of Sports Medicine Full text.
Forero-Bogotá MA, Ojeda-Pardo ML, García-Hermoso A, Correa-Bautista JE, González-Jiménez E, Schmidt-RíoValle J, Navarro-Pérez CF, Gracia-Marco L, Vlachopoulos D, Martínez-Torres J, et al (2017). Body Composition, Nutritional Profile and Muscular Fitness Affect Bone Health in a Sample of Schoolchildren from Colombia: the Fuprecol Study. Nutrients, 9(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Ubago-Guisado E, Barker AR, Metcalf BS, Fatouros IG, Avloniti A, Knapp KM, Moreno LA, Williams CA, Gracia-Marco L, et al (2017). Determinants of Bone Outcomes in Adolescent Athletes at Baseline: the PRO-BONE Study. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 49(7), 1389-1396. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Avloniti A, Chatzinikolaou A, Deli CK, Vlachopoulos D, Gracia-Marco L, Leontsini D, Draganidis D, Jamurtas AZ, Mastorakos G, Fatouros IG, et al (2017). Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress Responses in the Pediatric Population. Antioxidants (Basel), 6(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ubago-Guisado E, Vlachopoulos D, Ferreira de Moraes AC, Torres-Costoso A, Wilkinson K, Metcalf B, Sánchez-Sánchez J, Gallardo L, Gracia-Marco L (2017). Lean mass explains the association between muscular fitness and bone outcomes in 13-year-old boys. Acta Paediatr, 106(10), 1658-1665. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Ubago-Guisado E, Fatouros IG, Knapp KM, Williams CA, Gracia-Marco L (2017). Longitudinal Adaptations of Bone Mass, Geometry, and Metabolism in Adolescent Male Athletes: the PRO-BONE Study. J Bone Miner Res, 32(11), 2269-2277. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wilkinson K, Vlachopoulos D, Klentrou P, Ubago-Guisado E, De Moraes ACF, Barker AR, Williams CA, Moreno LA, Gracia-Marco L (2017). Soft tissues, areal bone mineral density and hip geometry estimates in active young boys: the PRO-BONE study. Eur J Appl Physiol, 117(4), 833-842. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Williams CA, ARNGRíMSSON SA, Knapp KM, Metcalf BS, Fatouros IG, Moreno LA, Gracia-Marco L (2017). The Impact of Sport Participation on Bone Mass and Geometry in Male Adolescents. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 49(2), 317-326. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Christoffersen T, Emaus N, Dennison E, Furberg AS, Gracia-Marco L, Grimmes G, Nilsen OA, Vlachopoulos D, Winther A, Ahmed LA, et al (2017). The association between childhood fractures and adolescence bone outcomes: a population-based study, the Tromsø Study, Fit Futures. Osteoporosis International, 29, 441-450. Full text.
Christoffersen T, Ahmed LA, Daltveit AK, Dennison EM, Evensen EK, Furberg A-S, Gracia-Marco L, Grimnes G, Nilsen O-A, Schei B, et al (2017). The influence of birth weight and length on bone mineral density and content in adolescence: the Tromsø Study, Fit Futures. Arch Osteoporos, 12(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Williams CA, Knapp KM, Metcalf BS, Gracia-Marco L (2015). Effect of a program of short bouts of exercise on bone health in adolescents involved in different sports: the PRO-BONE study protocol. BMC Public Health, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cockcroft EJ, Williams CA, Tomlinson OW, Vlachopoulos D, Jackman SR, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2015). High intensity interval exercise is an effective alternative to moderate intensity exercise for improving glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in adolescent boys. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(6), 720-724. Abstract.

Chapters

Vlachopoulos D, Gracia-Marco L, Barker AR, Huybrechts I, Moreno LA, Mouratidou T (2016). Bone health: the independent and combined effects of calcium, Vitamin D and exercise in children and adolescents. In  (Ed) Food and Nutritional Components in Focus, 530-546.  Abstract.  Full text.

Conferences

Vlachopoulos D, Barker A, Ubago-Guisado E, Williams C, Gracia-Marco L (2018). HOW DIFFERENT LOADING SPORTS AFFECT BONE DEVELOPMENT DURING ADOLESCENCE AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT? THE PRO-BONE STUDY FINDINGS.  Author URL.  Full text.
Jamurtas AZ, Leontsini D, Avloniti A, Vlachopoulos D, Stampoulis T, Chatzinikolaou A, Gracia-Marco L, Ubago-Guisado E, Makris K, Tournis S, et al (2017). Circulating Sclerostin Responses to Acute Weight and Non Weight Bearing Sport Activity in Pre Adolescent Males.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Chatzinikolaou A, Michaloglou K, Avloniti A, Leontsini D, Deli CK, Vlachopoulos D, Gracia Marco L, Arsenis S, Athanailidis I, Draganidis D, et al (In Press). The Trainability of Adolescent Soccer Players to Brief Periodized Complex Training. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance Full text.

2019

Gracia-Marco L, García-Fontana B, Ubago-Guisado E, Vlachopoulos D, García-Martín A, Muñoz-Torres M (2019). Analysis of bone impairment by 3D DXA hip measures in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: a pilot study. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Abstract.  Full text.
Ubago-Guisado E, Cavero-Redondo I, Alvarez-Bueno C, Vlachopoulos D, Martínez-Vizcaíno V, Gracia-Marco L (2019). Bone Health in Children and Youth with Cystic Fibrosis: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Matched Cohort Studies. The Journal of Pediatrics Full text.
Ubago-Guisado E, Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Christoffersen T, Metcalf B, Gracia-Marco L (2019). Effect of maturational timing on bone health in male adolescent athletes engaged in different sports: the PRO-BONE study. J Sci Med Sport, 22(3), 253-258. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lynch KR, Anokye NK, Vlachopoulos D, Barbieri FA, Turi-Lynch BC, Codogno JS, Agostinete RR, Fernandes RA (2019). Impact of sports participation on incidence of bone traumatic fractures and health-care costs among adolescents: ABCD – Growth Study. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 1-6. Full text.

2018

Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Ubago-Guisado E, Williams CA, Gracia-Marco L (2018). A 9-Month jumping intervention to improve bone geometry in adolescent male athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 50(12), 2544-2554. Abstract.  Full text.
Torres-Costoso A, Vlachopoulos D, Ubago-Guisado E, Ferri-Morales A, Cavero-Redondo I, Martínez-Vizcaino V, Gracia-Marco L (2018). Agreement Between Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry and Quantitative Ultrasound to Evaluate Bone Health in Adolescents: the PRO-BONE Study. Pediatr Exerc Sci, 30(4), 466-473. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ferri-Morales A, Nascimento-Ferreira MV, Vlachopoulos D, Ubago-Guisado E, Torres-Costoso A, De Moraes ACF, Barker AR, Moreno LA, Martínez-Vizcaino V, Gracia-Marco L, et al (2018). Agreement Between Standard Body Composition Methods to Estimate Percentage of Body Fat in Young Male Athletes. Pediatr Exerc Sci, 30(3), 402-410. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Barker A, Ubago-Guisado E, Williams C, Gracia-Marco L (2018). HOW DIFFERENT LOADING SPORTS AFFECT BONE DEVELOPMENT DURING ADOLESCENCE AND HOW TO IMPROVE IT? THE PRO-BONE STUDY FINDINGS.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ubago-Guisado E, Vlachopoulos D, Fatouros IG, Deli CK, Leontsini D, Moreno LA, Courteix D, Gracia-Marco L (2018). Longitudinal determinants of 12-month changes on bone health in adolescent male athletes. Archives of Osteoporosis, 13(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Ubago-Guisado E, Ortega FB, Krustrup P, Metcalf B, Castro Pinero J, Ruiz JR, Knapp KM, Williams CA, et al (2018). The effect of 12-month participation in osteogenic and non-osteogenic sports on bone development in adolescent male athletes. The PRO-BONE study. J Sci Med Sport, 21(4), 404-409. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Ubago-Guisado E, Williams CA, Gracia-Marco L (2018). The effect of a high-impact jumping intervention on bone mass, bone stiffness and fitness parameters in adolescent athletes. Arch Osteoporos, 13(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D (2018). The impact of different loading sports and a jumping intervention on bone health in adolescent males: the PRO-BONE study. British Journal of Sports Medicine Full text.

2017

Forero-Bogotá MA, Ojeda-Pardo ML, García-Hermoso A, Correa-Bautista JE, González-Jiménez E, Schmidt-RíoValle J, Navarro-Pérez CF, Gracia-Marco L, Vlachopoulos D, Martínez-Torres J, et al (2017). Body Composition, Nutritional Profile and Muscular Fitness Affect Bone Health in a Sample of Schoolchildren from Colombia: the Fuprecol Study. Nutrients, 9(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Jamurtas AZ, Leontsini D, Avloniti A, Vlachopoulos D, Stampoulis T, Chatzinikolaou A, Gracia-Marco L, Ubago-Guisado E, Makris K, Tournis S, et al (2017). Circulating Sclerostin Responses to Acute Weight and Non Weight Bearing Sport Activity in Pre Adolescent Males.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Ubago-Guisado E, Barker AR, Metcalf BS, Fatouros IG, Avloniti A, Knapp KM, Moreno LA, Williams CA, Gracia-Marco L, et al (2017). Determinants of Bone Outcomes in Adolescent Athletes at Baseline: the PRO-BONE Study. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 49(7), 1389-1396. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Avloniti A, Chatzinikolaou A, Deli CK, Vlachopoulos D, Gracia-Marco L, Leontsini D, Draganidis D, Jamurtas AZ, Mastorakos G, Fatouros IG, et al (2017). Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress Responses in the Pediatric Population. Antioxidants (Basel), 6(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ubago-Guisado E, Vlachopoulos D, Ferreira de Moraes AC, Torres-Costoso A, Wilkinson K, Metcalf B, Sánchez-Sánchez J, Gallardo L, Gracia-Marco L (2017). Lean mass explains the association between muscular fitness and bone outcomes in 13-year-old boys. Acta Paediatr, 106(10), 1658-1665. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Ubago-Guisado E, Fatouros IG, Knapp KM, Williams CA, Gracia-Marco L (2017). Longitudinal Adaptations of Bone Mass, Geometry, and Metabolism in Adolescent Male Athletes: the PRO-BONE Study. J Bone Miner Res, 32(11), 2269-2277. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wilkinson K, Vlachopoulos D, Klentrou P, Ubago-Guisado E, De Moraes ACF, Barker AR, Williams CA, Moreno LA, Gracia-Marco L (2017). Soft tissues, areal bone mineral density and hip geometry estimates in active young boys: the PRO-BONE study. Eur J Appl Physiol, 117(4), 833-842. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Williams CA, ARNGRíMSSON SA, Knapp KM, Metcalf BS, Fatouros IG, Moreno LA, Gracia-Marco L (2017). The Impact of Sport Participation on Bone Mass and Geometry in Male Adolescents. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 49(2), 317-326. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Christoffersen T, Emaus N, Dennison E, Furberg AS, Gracia-Marco L, Grimmes G, Nilsen OA, Vlachopoulos D, Winther A, Ahmed LA, et al (2017). The association between childhood fractures and adolescence bone outcomes: a population-based study, the Tromsø Study, Fit Futures. Osteoporosis International, 29, 441-450. Full text.
Christoffersen T, Ahmed LA, Daltveit AK, Dennison EM, Evensen EK, Furberg A-S, Gracia-Marco L, Grimnes G, Nilsen O-A, Schei B, et al (2017). The influence of birth weight and length on bone mineral density and content in adolescence: the Tromsø Study, Fit Futures. Arch Osteoporos, 12(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Vlachopoulos D, Gracia-Marco L, Barker AR, Huybrechts I, Moreno LA, Mouratidou T (2016). Bone health: the independent and combined effects of calcium, Vitamin D and exercise in children and adolescents. In  (Ed) Food and Nutritional Components in Focus, 530-546.  Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Williams CA, Knapp KM, Metcalf BS, Gracia-Marco L (2015). Effect of a program of short bouts of exercise on bone health in adolescents involved in different sports: the PRO-BONE study protocol. BMC Public Health, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cockcroft EJ, Williams CA, Tomlinson OW, Vlachopoulos D, Jackman SR, Armstrong N, Barker AR (2015). High intensity interval exercise is an effective alternative to moderate intensity exercise for improving glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in adolescent boys. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(6), 720-724. Abstract.

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External Engagement and Impact

Awards and Honours

  • British Journal of Sports Medicine, PhD Academy Award 2019, The Peoples’ Choice Award.
  • Young Investigator Award at the Osteoporosis Conference of National Osteoporosis Society, December 2018, Birmingham, UK.
  • Young Investigator Award winner at 23rd annual congress of the European College of Sport Science, July 2018, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Neil Mackenzie Public Engagement Award, Bone Research Society, June 2018, Southampton, UK.
  • 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.
  • Postgraduate Research Enhancement Fund awarded 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 awarded to complete 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
  • PLOS One
  • 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 Speaker at Football is Medicine Conference. The effects of football participation on bone health in adolescents. January 2019, Odence, Denmark. 
  • 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

Teaching

  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Modules

2019/20


Supervision / Group

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