Dr Alexandra Mavroeidi, is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity for Health. She works in the field of nutrition, exercise/sedentary behaviour and bone health. She had been involved in a number of studies looking at the relative contributions of sunlight, diet and physical activity on vitamin D status in women living in the north of the UK.
She became a state registered dietitian in 2000 and moved to Aberdeen the following year to undertake her MSc in Sports Nutrition. In 2002, she joined the Osteoporosis Research Unit and carried out her PhD looking at the effect of habitual physical activity on the bone mass of older postmenopausal women.
She stayed in Aberdeen as a Lecturer in Exercise/Human Physiology at the University of Aberdeen until 2015. In 2015 she relocated to Glasgow due to family circumstances, where she undertook a 1 year lecturing position with the University of Glasgow as the level 3 BSc (Hons) Physiology co-ordinator. In 2016 she joined the Ageing Well Research Group at the Glasgow Caledonian University as a Research Fellow.
In 2018 she joined the Physical Activity for Health Group at Strathclyde University. She is an active member of several professional societies including the British Dietetic Association, Nutrition Society, National Osteoporosis Society, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research and American College of Sports Medicine.
Main current research activities include:
• Sedentary behaviour and bone health
• Falls prevention in the over 65s with the use of ICT assisted exercise programmes
• The role of physical activity in bone mass, fractures and falls, the identification of any gene – physical activity interactions and the study of the interrelationships of physical activity and diet, fractures and key genes in musculoskeletal diseases.
• Sunlight and dietary influences on vitamin D status