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Associate Professor George Moschonis Associate Professor, Dietetics & Human Nutrition

Dr. George Moschonis is currently holding the academic position of Associate Professor and he is the Head of the discipline of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, in the Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport at La Trobe University. Before his current position at La Trobe he worked as a Lecturer and senior researcher in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Harokopio University in Athens, Greece and in the Department of Health Sciences at the European University of Cyprus.
Dr. George Moschonis holds a Master’s degree in “Clinical Nutrition” and a PhD in “Children’s nutritional assessment and nutrition counselling”. During the last 13 years he has structured a strong research profile that is recognized at an international level, mainly due to his active roles as a project manager and key investigator in nine interdisciplinary multicenter studies funded by the European Union, as well as in RCTs funded by the private sector and particularly by the food industry.
His main research area of interest is the identification of determinants or predictors (starting from very early life stages) of obesity and obesity related cardio-metabolic complications and the design, implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of nutrition and lifestyle optimization counselling programs, which aim to tackle the societal challenge of obesity and related co-morbidities (i.e. type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease etc.) in children and adults.
In addition his research expertise also extends to the design of new functional food and supplement products, as well as to the development, implementation and assessment of the effect of these products in tackling nutritional insufficiencies and the adverse health outcomes stemming from them.
Up to date, George has authored 164 research articles published in international peer-reviewed scientific journals with 4,145 citations and has an h-index of 30 (Scopus).

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