Dr Anastasia Kalea

Role: 
Honorary Officer without Portfolio
Organisation: 
UCL
Term in Office ends: 
2024

Anastasia Z. Kalea (PhD, RD, SFHEA) is an Associate Professor (Teaching) in the Division of Medicine and an Honorary Associate Professor of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences at University College London. She is an Academic Director of the MSc in Obesity and Clinical Nutrition with over 20 years of research experience in the UK and USA studying the role of diet on cardiometabolic diseases.

Her research work has contributed to answering key questions on the role of trace elements, bioactive compounds, and advanced glycation products as metabolic regulators in vascular function, diabetes and its complications, hypertension and obesity. Her research interests rely in the areas of personalised nutrition and public health.

Dr Kalea has been a lecturer in academic institutions in the US and the UK since 2005, is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Dietitian, and is a member of the British Dietetic Association. She served as an advisor for the UCL Gene Ontology (GO) Consortium and as a scientific committee member in national and international scientific conferences in Nutrition. She is an editor and reviewer for several peer-reviewed scientific journals in Nutrition.