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Angeliki Kapellou

PhD Student

Angeliki Kapellou

About Research


Angeliki holds a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and a BSc (Hons) in Dietetics from the University of Greenwich and Queen Margaret University, respectively.

In 2019, Angie joined St Mary’s University to undertake her master’s degree in Nutrition and Genetics, from which she graduated with distiction. Her MSc project investigated the nutrition knowledge, food motives and diet quality between genotyped and non-genotyped individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following her master’s degree, Angie remained at St Mary’s to begin her full time PhD in the same research area.


Research profile

PhD Title: Genetics of caffeine and brain-related effects

The focus of Angeliki’s PhD is how genetics affect caffeine metabolism and caffeine physiological effects on the brain, including indices of cognitive performance and sleep. Her research interests lie within the area of genetics and health.


Dr Yiannis Mavrommatis

Dr Leta Pilic

Presentations and Publications

Kapellou A, Silva G, Pilic L, Mavrommatis Y. Nutrition knowledge, food choices and diet quality of genotyped and non-genotyped individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nutr Health. 2021 Jun 22:2601060211026834. doi: 10.1177/02601060211026834. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34156333.

WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative – COSI Programme in association with International Hellenic University and Hellenic Medical Association for Obesity, Athens (2018-2019). Participation in this European Project by taking anthropometric measurements among primary school-aged children residing in Attica.

2nd Multidisciplinary Conference of KAT Hospital, Athens (December 2018) – Poster Presentation of Final year project in Dietetics: ‘Microbiological quality of homemade blenderised whole food enteral diets for home-based nutritional therapy in adults.’

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