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Dr. Antonis Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, PhD, MSc, BSc

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About Dr. Antonis Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, PhD, MSc, BSc

Antonis Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Physiology with an interest in the links between exercise and inflammation both in healthy and in patient populations.

 

Antonis graduated from the School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Trikala Greece and was awarded an MSc in Applied Exercise Physiology and a PhD in Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of Wolverhampton. During his studies he gained significant clinical experience working with various patient populations in the Action Heart cardiac rehabilitation unit. He has also worked with athletes as part of their scientific support team managing physiological testing and monitoring.

 

His research has focused mainly on patients with chronic inflammatory conditions and especially arthritis. Obesity, inflammation, exercise and their interactions have been the key areas of his investigations. Several of his publications have been used by various national and international bodies (such as the NICE and WHO) to produce guidelines for patient management.

 

Recently he has expanded his interests towards healthy individuals and recreational athletes, investigating the physiological effects of high-intensity or extreme-duration exercise. Moreover, he is now involved in a number of nutritional supplementation studies and also he is leading the development of a number of innovative products for health promotion.

Education

09/05-02/09

PhD in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Full Time)

University of Wolverhampton, UK: School of Sports, Performing Arts and Leisure.

Thesis: Obesity in Chronic Inflammation using Rheumatoid Arthritis as a model for observation: Definition, Significance and the role of physical activity and lifestyle

10/02-02/04

MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Science (Full Time)

University of Wolverhampton, UK: School of Sports, Performing Arts and Leisure.

Thesis: Acute effects of aerobic exercise on resting energy expenditure in pre- and post- menopausal sedentary females

10/98-09/02

BSc in Physical Education and Sport Science (First) (Full Time)

University of Thessaly, Greece: Department of Physical Education and Sport Science

Major in Health Related Fitness and Sports Management

Professional Experience

07/16- Today

School of Sports, Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK;

Position: Senior Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Physiology; Permanent, full-time

02/12- 06/15

School of Physical Education and Sports Science, University of Thessaly, Trikala, Greece;

Position: Senior Research Fellow; temporary, full-time. Visiting Lecturer; temporary, part-time.

11/09-07/11

School of Sports and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK;

Position: Wellcome Trust VIP Fellow; temporary, full-time

09/08-05/11

School of Sports, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, UK;

Position: Visiting Lecturer in Exercise Physiology

10/06-07/11

Action Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit, Dudley, UK;

Position: Clinical Exercise Physiology Consultant; voluntary, part-time

09/04-07/11

Department of Clinical Trials, Dudley Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Dudley, UK;                                 

Position: Honorary Research Fellow in Exercise Physiology

02/09- 10/09

School of Sports, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, UK;

Position: Post-doctoral Research Fellow; temporary, full-time

Research Interests

  • Associations of adipose tissue morphology with inflammation and cardiovascular risk.

 

  • Effects of exercise on cardiovascular profile, oxidative stress, metabolism and inflammation in obese and chronically ill individuals.

 

  • Nutritional interventions to improve oxidative profile and vascular function.

 

  • Novel exercise training strategies to improve performance in elite athletes.

 

  • Development and use of novel equipment to promote physical activity among sedentary individuals and patients

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