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Dr Angeliki Papadaki

Angeliki's research focuses on understanding the factors that influence dietary behaviour and developing strategies to change dietary habits to prevent chronic disease.

Her specialist area of research is the identification of methods to promote the Mediterranean diet, by integrating theoretical models of behaviour change into interventions. Her research involves the development and evaluation of nutrition interventions to promote the Mediterranean diet to different population groups and the investigation of their effect on dietary changes and chronic disease risk factors and incidence. Implementation areas of particular interest include worksites and primary care settings.

Angeliki's research expands to involve the development of interventions to promote healthier eating in children, adults and older adults. She is also interested in examining the effect of different methods of intervention delivery, such as face-to-face motivational counselling and modern technologies (e.g. web-based interventions or smartphone applications) on dietary behaviour change.

Co-Investigator - Current

Diet, physical activity and cardiometabolic health in Malaysian adolescents: from epidemiology to intervention (Funded by the MRC - UK, Newton-Ungku Omar Fund, PI Laura Johnson)

Principal Investigator - Completed

Harmonisation of food groups across dietary studies to assess adherence to the Mediterranean diet in a uniform way (Funded by the NIHR Bristol Nutrition Biomedical Research Unit)

Validation of the 14-item screener used to assess Mediterranean diet adherence in the PREDIMED study among people at high cardiovascular risk in the UK  (Funded by the Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative, NIHR - RCF)

Formative research to inform a web-based nutrition intervention to promote the Mediterranean diet in work-place settings in Bristol (Funded by the Research Initiatives Scheme, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, University of Bristol

Co-investigator - Completed

NAP SACC UK: A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial in child care settings to increase physical activity and healthy eating in 2-4 year olds (Funded by NIHR-PHR) 

Research keywords

  • Mediterranean diet
  • dietary behaviours
  • nutrition interventions
  • health promotion
  • nutrition education
  • mHealth
  • eHealth