International Moderator


Tel: 0131 474 0000

Dr Christos Theodorakopoulos is an international Moderator and a Lecturer in the Division of Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography

In 2010, I graduated with a BSc (First Class Hons) in Human Nutrition and subsequently enrolled on an MSc in Applied Sports and Exercise Nutrition which I completed in 2011. Successively, I worked for two years in the health industry as a health and nutrition advisor for adults with autism and then as an exercise professional. In 2013, I decided to pursue a career in academia and conduct research on lifestyle interventions for healthy ageing. The opportunity appeared in the form of a scholarship offered by Queen Margaret University. I have been working at Queen Margaret since then.

In 2014, I started working as a visiting lecturer while conducting my research projects. Since 2017, I have been working as an international moderator in Biosciences and Dietetics, a role that involves the facilitation of a quality assurance mechanism, on an academic level, between Queen Margaret and our collaborative partners. In 2018, I successfully defended my PhD thesis, and soon after, I embarked onto a course for exercise in Cancer Rehabilitation. I strongly believe in the importance of a healthy lifestyle, particularly diet and physical activity, which is a message I strive to put across during teaching and public engagement. My main pursuit is the augmentation of physical function, body composition and quality of life through nutrition and exercise interventions, with a particular research interest in healthy ageing and cancer rehabilitation.  

  • Sports and Exercise Nutrition
  • Geriatric Nutrition
  • Clinical Exercise Nutrition
  • Sarcopenia, Obesity and Sarcopenic Obesity in Older Adults
  • Dietary and Exercise Interventions for Healthy Ageing
  • Lifestyle Interventions to Augment Body Composition and Physical Function
  • Exercise for Cancer Rehabilitation

Subject areas: Introduction to Food and Nutrition, Nutrition, Exercise Nutrition, Body Composition Assessment Techniques, Epidemiology



  • BSc (Hons) Dietetics; MSc/PgDip Dietetics
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition; BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Food Science
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Pharmacology; BSc (Hons) Human Biology
  • 2016: Princess Alice award (to present at the 2nd International Conference on Movement and Nutrition in Health and Disease, Regensburg, Germany)
  • 2016: Vice Chancellor’s award (to present at the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism - ESPEN Congress 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 2016: Award for best scoring poster submitted from the UK to ESPEN Congress 2016 (Copenhagen, Denmark)