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Dr Dimitris Vlachopoulos

Dimitris Vlachopoulos

Sport and Heath Sciences
University of Exeter
dv231@exeter.ac.uk
44 0 1392264721
Childrens Health and Exercise Research Centre, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK.
https://sshs.exeter.ac.uk/staff/researchstudents/index.php?web_id=Dimitris_Vlachopoulos
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dimitris_Vlachopoulos

BRS New Investigator non-clinical representative

Dimitris is a Senior Lecturer (Education and Research) at the Sport and Health Sciences department. He joined the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC) in 2012 and he is a member of BRS since 2014. His research is focusing on musculoskeletal development and physical activity 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 includes cross-sectional, longitudinal and randomised controlled trials studies focusing on bone mass, bone geometry and bone metabolism of adolescents. Throughout the years, Dimitris was awarded with three New Investigator Awards including two from BRS and ICCBH. He has recently (2018) been the recipient of the Neil Mackenzie Public Engagement Award and the Barbara Mawer travel Fellowship both from BRS. He is member of the Royal Osteoporosis Society Expert group (2020) to formualte evidence on muscle and bone strengthening activities for children and young people.

Research profile: Basic

Skills: Bone Density, DXA, Nutrition, Paediatrics, Physical Activity, Physiology.

Interests: Bone Strength, Epidemiology, Muscle, Osteoporosis.

Other Societies: ASBMR, ECTS, NOS, Society for Endocrinology, Physiological Society, ECSS, ACSM, BASES.