Dr Vasiliki Iatridi

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD | RD | RNutr | AFHEA

Lecturer in Nutrition

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work

Vasiliki Iatridi


I joined OBU in 2020 as a Lecturer in Nutrition and have been actively engaged in teaching, student supervision, and multidisciplinary research. My research involvement extends to both the Oxford Brookes Centre for Nutrition and Health and as an honorary member of the Sussex Ingestive Behaviour Group. Since 2023, I have held the role of Research Ethics Officer for the Department of Sport, Health Sciences, and Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

I hold a Doctorate in Experimental Psychology, a Master's in Clinical Nutrition, and a Bachelor's in Nutrition and Dietetics. Professionally, I am a Registered Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Hellenic Dietetic Association (HDA), as well as a Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Introduction to Nutrition (UG - Y1) - module lead
  • Lifespan Nutrition (UG - Y2) - module lead
  • Functional Foods and Food Product Development (UG - Y3) - module lead
  • Health Promotion and Professional Practice across the Lifespan (PG) - module lead
  • Food Science (UG - Y2) - guest lecturer
  • Energy Regulation and Metabolism (UG - Y3) - guest lecturer

I am also the course coordinator of the master's feed forward short course "Essentials of Human Nutrition". The Essentials of Human Nutrition course is a self-study/self-paced online short course designed to support graduates of non-science subjects who may need to achieve competency in the basic principles of human physiology and nutrition.


I am currently supervising two PhD students, as well as MSc and BSc students in their research projects.

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Flick Lucas Genetic Predisposition and Clinical Risk Factors on Bone and Musculoskeletal injuries in Competitive Contact Sports: With a focus on the Female Athlete. Active
Francesca Tabacchi Nutritional support in cancer patients during treatment. Active


My research centres on nutrition/dietary interventions, with a particular focus on the role of gustatory hedonics and eating behaviour including interoceptive-like eating patterns such as mindful and intuitive eating in ingestive decision-making and weight regulation. My most recent projects aim to shed some light on the debate around sugar and food ‘addiction’. I have also a long interest in malnutrition including sarcopenic obesity and led and/or be contributing to relevant clinical projects.

As part of my research, I have developed and validated10-minute taste test to identify people with different hedonic responses to sweetness. The step-by-step protocol is available upon request for research use.

Research impact

Centres and institutes


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Association for Nutrition (AfN)
  • Hellenic Dietetic Association (HDA)
  • Nutrition Society (NS)

I am a registered Dietitian and registered Nutritionist in both the UK and Greece/Europe. 


I have been attending and/or presenting at national and international conferences in the areas of dietetics (e.g., Hellenic Congress of Nutrition and Dietetics), eating behaviour (e.g., British Feeding and Drinking Group Meeting), and sensory science (e.g., Pangborn Symposium, EuroSense Conference).


Since 2012, I am designing and delivering dietary programmes that aim at weight management and/or reversing or reducing the progression of various health conditions independently and/or following MDs’ referrals.