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Moscho Michalopoulou

RD MSc DPhil

Behavioural Scientist

  • Diet, Obesity, Weight management, Maternity, Pregnancy

I am a dietitian interested in developing and evaluating dietary and behaviour change interventions for people living with overweight and obesity.

In May 2023, I completed my DPhil in Primary Health Care, funded by the Oxford-MRC Doctoral Training Partnership and NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. During my DPhil, I developed a reduced-carbohydrate dietary behavioural intervention for women with obesity during pregnancy, intended to help attenuate gestational weight gain and control glycaemia, to reduce their risk of developing gestational diabetes, and I tested the feasibility and acceptability of delivering the programme alongside routine antenatal care. Prior to my DPhil, I assisted in a theory-based behaviour change intervention for diet and lifestyle in cancer survivors. In 2015, I completed a MSc in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition at UCL. As part of my MSc Research Project, I assisted in a trial of healthy eating and physical activity in endometrial cancer survivors.

I am currently a postdoc within the Health Behaviours Team. My research will focus on developing and testing a low-intensity mobile app-based intervention of regular self-weighing for target setting and monitoring weight gain in women during pregnancy. I am also interested in developing a system-level intervention to improve maternity and primary care, to support women who had gestational diabetes, to understand and decrease their risk of long-term adverse health outcomes postpartum.