Dr Pinelopi Stavrinou

Adjunct Faculty

Dr Pinelopi Stavrinou, holds a BSc in Physical Education and Sports Science, an MSc in Biology of Exercise, and PhD in Exercise Science and Physical Education. Her BSc and MSc degrees were awarded by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2005 and 2010 respectively. Her PhD was earned at the University of Nicosia in 2018. She is an accredited Exercise Physiologist by the Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Physiology of Exercise.

She has published scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her research work in various international conferences. Dr Stavrinou has received research grants as the principal investigator of the studies. Her research interests include healthy aging, the physiological adaptations to high-intensity interval training, the effects of exercise and hydration on health, and combat sports. As a post-doc researcher, she examined the associations between functional capacity, cognitive function and quality of life in older adults.

She is an active member of international sports science-related bodies such as the European College of Sports Science and the Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Physiology of Exercise. She is a Management Committee member of European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action “Network on evidence-based physical activity in old age”. Currently, Dr Stavrinou is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Nicosia teaching various courses related to exercise and health, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and delivers lectures in courses related to her field of expertise at Intercollege.