Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Antonios Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou
About Dr Antonios Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou
Antonis is a Senior Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Physiology with an interest in the links between exercise and inflammation both in healthy and in patient populations.
Antonis graduated from the School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Trikala Greece and was awarded an MSc in Applied Exercise Physiology and a PhD in Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of Wolverhampton. During his studies he gained significant clinical experience working with various patient populations in the Action Heart cardiac rehabilitation unit. He has also worked with athletes as part of their scientific support team managing physiological testing and monitoring.
His research has focused mainly on patients with chronic inflammatory conditions and especially arthritis. Obesity, inflammation, exercise and their interactions have been the key areas of his investigations. Several of his publications have been used by various national and international bodies (such as the NICE and WHO) to produce guidelines for patient management.
Recently he has expanded his interests towards healthy individuals and recreational athletes, investigating the physiological effects of high-intensity or extreme-duration exercise. Moreover, he is now involved in a number of nutritional supplementation studies and also he is leading the development of a number of innovative products for health promotion.
- Associations of adipose tissue morphology with inflammation and cardiovascular risk
- Effects of exercise on cardiovascular profile, oxidative stress, metabolism and inflammation in obese and chronically ill individuals
- Nutritional interventions to improve oxidative profile and vascular function
- Novel exercise training strategies to improve performance in elite athletes
- Development and use of novel equipment to promote physical activity among sedentary individuals and patients
- Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou A; Metsios GS; Koutedakis Y; Kitas GD (2016), Body-size phenotypes and cardiometabolic risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Mediterranean Journal of Rheumatology, vol. 27 (2), p. 34-40.
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- Metsios GS; Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou A; Kitas GD (2015), The role of exercise in the management of rheumatoid arthritis. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, vol. 11 (10), p. 1121-1130.
- Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou A; Metsios GS; Van Zanten JJJCSV; Nightingale P; Kitas GD; Koutedakis Y (2013), Individualised aerobic and resistance exercise training improves cardiorespiratory fitness and reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, vol. 72 (11), p. 1819-1825.
- Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou A; Metsios GS; Panoulas VF; Nightingale P; Koutedakis Y; Kitas GD (2012), Anti-tumour necrosis factor alpha therapy improves insulin sensitivity in normal-weight but not in obese patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Research and Therapy, vol. 14 (4)
- Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou A; Metsios GS; Koutedakis Y; Kitas GD (2011), Obesity in rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, vol. 50 (3), p. 450-462.
- Summers GD; Metsios GS; Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou A; Kitas GD (2010), Rheumatoid cachexia and cardiovascular disease. Nature Reviews Rheumatology, vol. 6 (8), p. 445-451.
- Koutedakis Y; Metsios GS; Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou A (2006) Periodization of exercise training in sport. In: Koutedakis Y; Metsios GS; Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou A The Physiology of Training. : , pp. 1-21.