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Dr Theocharis Ispoglou

About Dr Theocharis Ispoglou

Dr Theocharis Ispoglou, PhD, MSc, PGCHE, SFHEA, is a Reader at Leeds Beckett University. Theocharis has a keen interest and expertise in studying the effects of nutritional and exercise interventions as a means to optimise human performance.

Theocharis is an established all-round academic with a sustained record in research, teaching, and service delivery. He has demonstrated excellent leadership, management and organisational skills by successfully undertaking diverse roles and activities when leading and coordinating diverse groups of staff and students. These roles include but are not limited to: Quality Principal Lecturer, Director of PhD programmes, Course and Level Leader, Coordinator of the MSc Major Independent Study, Research Ethics Coordinator , Examiner and Chair for PhD oral examinations, External Examiner of Undergraduate Courses, and Chair of Examination Committees and Boards.

Current Teaching

Theocharis has vast experience in leading course validation events and teaching at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels and I constantly deliver high quality service. He has been voted as Course Leader of the Year in 2010 for the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science Course, Course team of the Year (2013) and has been short-listed for Outstanding Contribution to Enterprise and Innovation (2016).
Currently his main contributions are in post-graduate provision for the course of MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, and supervision of a large number of PhD students. Indicative modules he currently leads or has previously led include Ergogenic Practices and Nutritional Manipulation in Sport and Exercise Nutrition (MSc), Physiology & Biochemistry for Performance (MSc), Major Independent Study coordinator (MSc), Nutritional Manipulation & Ergogenic Aids (L6), Nutrition and Biochemistry (L4).

Research Interests

Theocharis’ research activities span the areas of healthy ageing and sports performance and contribute to different research centres. As a Principal Investigator, he has conducted randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in the area of “Active and Healthy Ageing”. These include: a) Proof of concept trials involving nutritional supplementation in older men and women as a means to combat muscle weakness (sarcopenia). b) Development of novel nutritional prototypes as a means to address malnutrition and undernutrition in clinical and non-clinical populations. Theocharis currently coordinates a vibrant multidisciplinary research team with an interest in promoting active ageing in health and disease (SARCA group). Through the Active Lifestyle Research Centre (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/carnegie-school-of-sport/research/research-centres/active-lifestyles/ ), the group’s mission is to optimise health and well-being of clinical and non-clinical populations by implementation of physical activity/exercise and/or nutrition interventions and initiatives underpinned by basic science.

Theocharis also leads the Sarcopenia Special Research Interest group of SARCA. With an ever-increasing ageing population, more people will suffer from sarcopenia, which is a new geriatric giant and contributing factor to frailty, accelerated functional decline across the lifespan, and adverse health outcomes. Sarcopenia can be delayed and mitigated with nutrition and exercise. Yet, despite the benefits of exercise and nutrition to muscle health, we know that physical activity levels decline with age, with levels lowest in the very old. There are also many reports of nutritional deficiencies in older people in both clinical and independent living community settings, resulting in undernutrition and malnutrition characterised mainly by low protein and energy intakes. Theocharis’ future research focus is the successful management, treatment or prevention of sarcopenia in either clinical or non-clinical settings as a means of improving quality of life, functional and/or clinical outcomes.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (12)

  • Matu J; Gonzalez JT; Ispoglou T; Duckworth L; Deighton K (2018), The effects of hypoxia on hunger perceptions, appetite-related hormone concentrations, and energy intake: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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  • Matu J; Deighton K; Ispoglou T; Shannon O; Duckworth L (2017), A high fat breakfast attenuates the suppression of appetite and acylated ghrelin during exercise at simulated altitude
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  • Matu J; O'Hara J; Hill N; Clarke S; Boos C; Newman C; Holdsworth D; Ispoglou T; Duckworth L; Woods D (2017), Changes in appetite, energy intake, body composition and circulating ghrelin constituents during an incremental trekking ascent to high altitude
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  • Matu J; Deighton K; Ispoglou T; Duckworth L (2017), The effect of moderate versus severe simulated altitude on appetite, gut hormones, energy intake and substrate oxidation in men
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  • Board L; Ispoglou T; Ingle L (2016), Validity of Telemetric-Derived Measures of Heart Rate Variability : A Systematic Review
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  • Ispoglou T; Deighton K; King R; White H; Lees M (2016), MON-P108: The Impact of Essential Amino Acid Supplements Enriched with L-Leucine on Appetite and Energy Intake in Elderly Women
  • Ispoglou T; Legget D; Driscoll J; Kaldaridou K (2016), Pilot Study investigating the Impact of Serial ingestion or Co-ingestion of Creatine and Sodium bicarbonate on Performance Following Completion of a Hypertrophy Type Resistance Exercise Workout
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  • Nicholson G; Ispoglou T; Bissas A (2016), The impact of repetition mechanics on the adaptations resulting from strength-, hypertrophy- and cluster-type resistance training
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  • Ispoglou T; O'Kelly D; Angelopoulou A; Bargh M; O'Hara J; Duckworth L (2015), Mouth-Rinsing with Carbohydrate Solutions at the Postprandial State Fail to Improve Performance During Simulated Cycling Time Trials
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  • Nicholson G; Mcloughlin G; Bissas A; Ispoglou T (2014), Do the acute biochemical and neuromuscular responses justify the classification of strength and hypertrophy-type resistance exercise?
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  • Ispoglou T; Nicholson G; Pollit L; Bissas A (2011), Acute Metabolic Responses Associated with Typical Hypertrophy and Strength Workouts Using the Back Squat
  • Ispoglou T; King RFGJ; Zanker C; Oldroyd B; Truscott J (2005), Changes in Body Composition associated with Leucine Supplementation and Resistance Training

Chapters (2)

  • Ispoglou T; Low C; Cooke C (2010) Strength & Power Training. In: Cooke C; Bunting D; O'Hara J Mountaineering; Training & Preparation. USA: , pp. 149-186.
  • Ispoglou T (2008) Muscles, Strength & Power. In: Kirk D; Cooke CC; Flintoff A; McKenna J Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Science.. : , pp. .

Conference contributions (2)

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  • Butterworth M; Wilson O; Hind K; Duckworth L; Ispoglou T (2016) Diet, functional performance and muscle quality of independent-living men and women aged 65-75 years Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland 20160729. : .
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Internet publications (1)

  • Nicholson G; Ispoglou T; Dinsdale A; Bissas A (2016), Implementation of Cluster Training Within Resistance Training: Key Challenges
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