School of Health Sciences and Social Work


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Yiota Athanasopoulou

  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics, RD, MSc Allergy
  • Role Title: PhD Researcher
  • Address: James Watson West 2 King Richard 1st Road Portsmouth PO1 2FR
  • Telephone: 023 9284 4440
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  • Department: SHSSW
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


Yiota is currently undertaking a doctoral thesis in the field of food allergy and working under the supervision of Dr. Carina Venter and Prof Tara Dean at the University of Portsmouth and Dr. Efrem Eren in Southampton General Hospital. Yiota completed her Master’s Degree in Allergy with distinction at the School of Medicine in the University of Southampton in 2011. She is a qualified Registered Dietitian. She graduated from London Metropolitan University and completed her clinical placements at the Royal Brompton Hospital & Harefield and also Chelsea & Westminster Hospital of London, NHS in 2003. Before starting her research career in Allergy she had been working as a Clinical Dietitian at Primary Health Care in Greece providing consultations to adults and children with diet related disorders for over ten years.


  • Food Allergy and Clinical Immunology