Clinical Dietitian & Nutritionist
Diabetes Specialist Dietitian
Mr. Kyriacou has completed his undergraduate degree (BSc(Hons)) in Dietetics in Cardiff (Wales, UK). Subsequently, he did his placements and practice in hospitals in England and Wales (UK). His placements included oncology, endocrinology and diabetes, gastroenterology, intensive care unit and weight management outpatient clinics. He also managed on a daily basis, artificial nutrition (i.e. oral, enteral and parenteral support for malnourished patients).
He subsequently obtained his qualification on ‘Post-experience Certificate in Diabetes’ and finally a Master degree in Diabetes in Glasgow (Scotland, UK). Currently, he is a PhD student at the University of Stirling (Scotland, UK); the main interest of his PhD study is on the subject of dietary habits of people suffering with diabetes, under the supervision of epidemiologist Dr. Josie Evans.
Mr. Kyriacou has published widely in well-respected international peer-reviewed scientific journals and has presented at numerous international meetings in Cyprus and the UK, on the subjects of nutrition and dietetics, diabetes, obesity, Mediterranean diet and thyroid disease. Currently, he is involved in a number of research projects. Furthermore, he has published articles in popular press on various subjects.
Mr. Kyriacou has a strong interest in education and he is actively involved in organisation or has been invited to give a number of lectures and seminars for patients e.g. for people with diabetes, cancer patients, people with kidney problems and patients who underwent transplantation. Since September 2012, he has been working as a visiting lecturer in Cyprus College Limassol, where he teaches Dietetics.
He is also a diabetes educator, providing structured education in patients with Type 1 diabetes, and initiating insulin pumps. He is a registered dietitian (RD) in the UK (hcpc) and in Cyprus (ΣΕΕΤΤΔ) and a professional member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA), the DiabetesUK and the European Association for the study of Diabetes (EASD) and other local and international associations.