Center for Applied Neuroscience

Elena Philippou

Dr Elena Philippou is an Associate Professor in Nutrition-Dietetics at the University of Nicosia, a Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London, UK and a researcher at the University of Nicosia Research Promotion Foundation. She holds a BSc in Nutrition (King’s College London), a PgDip in Dietetics (King’s College London) and a PhD in Dietetics (Imperial College London) focusing on the role of the dietary glycaemic index (GI) in weight maintenance and cardiovascular disease prevention.

Dr Philippou is mainly interested in studying how diet can prevent degenerative disease, and more specifically, the effects of Mediterranean diet and carbohydrate manipulation on cognitive function and cardiometabolic factors. She has published a number of scientific papers in International peer-reviewed journals and is the editor of a book title: The Glycemic Index: Applications in Practice by CRC Press, USA recently published She has received funding from the EU Life Long Learning Programme of 24 000 euros for the organisation of a 5-day workshop on nutrition education and was a member of the EU COST action on Genes in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (2013-16).

She is currently collaborating with the Institute of Neurology and Genetics for the validation of a food frequency questionnaire to evaluate the diet of Cypriot adults and also with the University College London’s Medical Research Council to investigate the association of dietary glycaemic index on cognitive function in members of the 1946 British birth cohort. She also holds private dietetic consultations advising adults and children on diet-related issues.

For more information visit Dr. Philippou’s Website.