Despina Marselou studied in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at London Metropolitan University in England and her clinical research,”Thermogenesis, Obesity and the Macro-metabolic Pathways: Relation to Obesity”, was published in 2004 in the journal of the British Dietetic Association as one of the best clinical trials among young graduates in the UK.
She received a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Immunology from the University of Surrey in England with emphasis on dietary support and behaviour modification in patients with immune system disorders such as diabetes, cancer and autoimmune diseases.
Her professional career as a clinical dietitian at Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tees (NHS) University Hospitals in England enabled her to practice her scientific training as:
• Senior dietitian of Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology
• Responsible for allergy and immunology clinics
Despina is currently working in her dietetic private practice based in Greece with special interest on evidence -based plant-based diets and holds a certificate in Plant-Based nutrition through eCornell University and the T Colin Campbell Centre for Nutrition. She is responsible for the nutritional care of patients with immune disorders, chronic inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases and is passionate about promoting dietetic plans for weight loss with focus on the immune system. She is a member of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK.