Paraskevi Detopoulou was born in Athens in 1982. She graduated with honors from the Department of Nutrition of the Harokopio University (HU) in 2003 and in 2005 completed her Master in "Clinical Nutrition", HU. From 2005 to 2010 she completed in HU her doctoral dissertation on the relation of Platelet Activating Factor (PAF) and its enzymes with dietary parameters. She has conducted postdoctoral research in the field of diet and disease management at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens in cooperation with a State hospital.
She has participated in the European project «Local Mediterranean Food Plants: Potential New Nutraceuticals and current role in the Mediterranean Diet», the aim of which was to study the effect of wild herbs in people with metabolic syndrome. She has taught at HU and related public Institutions lessons on Nutrition assessment and Nutrition Education. She has obtained several scholarships and awards during her postgraduate studies.
She has about 50 publications and presentations in international journals, conferences, scientific books and has coauthored Greek and foreign language books. She has been a reviewer in international and Greek journals and member of Greek and international scientific societies. She works at a State hospital as a clinical dietitian and cooperates with the Department of Nutrition of the Harokopio University for student’s practical placement. She is participating on the e-Learning Program of the UoA “Nutrition, Mediterranean Diet, and Management of Cardiovascular Diseases’’ which has been operating successfully for the last years, in the Greek language, having so far many graduates.