Name and Position: Dr. Dimitris Vlachopoulos, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Health Sciences – University of Exeter – UK; Research expertise: Paediatric Exercise and Health.
June 2020: Academic Professional Programme & Fellow of Higher Education Academy
December 2017: PhD in Sport and Health Sciences – University of Exeter UK
December 2013: MSc in Pediatric Exercise and Health – University of Exeter UK
September 2013: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) – UK Department for Education
October 2010: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physical Education and Sport Science – Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
- Young Investigator Award at Royal Osteoporosis Society congress. Birmingham, 2018.
- Young Investigator Award winner at European College of Sport Science congress. Dublin, 2018.
- Bone Research Society New Investigator Award. Winchester, June 2018.
- Neil MacKenzie Public Engagement Award of Bone Research Society, Winchester, June 2018.
- The British Journal of Sport Medicine PhD Academy award for PhD thesis. 2018
- New Investigator Award at International Conference of Children’s Bone Health. Würzburg, 2017.
- Young Investigator Award at International Congress of PE and Sport Sciences. Komotini, 2016
Current Grant Awards:
- Science Engagement to Empower Disadvantaged adoleScents (SEEDs). Funding: Horizon 2020: H2020-SwafS-2020-1. 2021-2023. Amount: 1,099,502€.
- Prediction of cardio-metabolic risk from circulating metabolites: A longitudinal study from childhood to early adulthood. Funding: University of Jyvaskyla. 2019-2021. Amount: £5,298.
- Longitudinal adaptations in bone geometry and strength in adolescents engaged in six different sports: ABCD growth study. Funding: Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP- 2018/24164-6). 2019-2020. Amount: £25,967.67.
Scientific and Leadership Roles:
- Royal Osteoporosis Society Expert group member for evidence review on muscle and bone strengthening activities for children and young people. February 2020 – to date
- Elected Bone Research Society New Investigator representative (September 2018 – to date)
Total number of publications and other public output: +60
Recent relevant publications (H index 12; h-index: 12; Citations 369):
- Constable AM, Vlachopoulos D, Barker AR, Moore SA, Soininen S, Haapala EA, Väistö J, Laitinen T, Westgate K, Brage S, Mahonen A, Lakka TA. (2020). The independent and interactive associations of physical activity and vitamin D status on bone mineral content and density in prepubertal children: The PANIC Study. Osteoporos Int. (IF: 3.8, Endocrinology: Q2).
- Agostinete RR, Fernandes RA, Narciso PH, Maillane-Vanegas S, Werneck AO, Vlachopoulos D. (2020). Categorizing ten sports according to bone and soft tissue profiles in adolescents. Med Sci Sports Exerc. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002420. (IF: 4.5, Sport Science: Q1).
- Theocharidis A, McKinlay BJ, Vlachopoulos D, Josse AR, Falk B, Klentrou P (2020). Effects of post exercise protein supplementation on markers of bone turnover in adolescent swimmers. J Int Soc Sport Nutr. 15;17(1):20. doi: 10.1186/s12970-020-00350-z. (IF: 3.8, Sport Science: Q1).
- Ubago-Guisado E, Cavero-Redondo I, Alvarez-Bueno C, Vlachopoulos D, Martınez-Vizcaıno V, Gracia-Marco L (2019). Bone health in children and youth with cystic fibrosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of matched cohort studies. J. Pediatr. (In press). doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.07.073. (IF: 3.7, Pediatrics: Q1).
- Barker AR, Gracia-Marco L, Vlachopoulos D, Williams CA (2019). Growth, Maturation, and Physical Fitness. Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology 4th edition. Routledge Taylor & Francis. Ed. Kevin Norton and Roger Eston. Book Chapter 7, 185-205. doi: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315385662.
- 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. (IF: 4.3, Sport Science: Q1).
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. (IF:6.2, Endocrinology and Metabolism)