Anastasia Kalea

Anastasia Kalea is a lecturer in Dietetics and Nutrition.

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Anastasia Kalea RD, PhD, AFHEA

Dr Anastasia Kalea is a lecturer in Dietetics and Nutrition. She holds a PhD in Food & Nutrition Sciences (University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA) and a BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Harokopio University, Athens, Greece). 

Dr Anastasia Kalea graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Harokopio University (Greece) after fulfilling her internship on clinical nutrition in Athens. She worked as a dietitian and then followed her interest in biomedical research in the USA, where she completed her doctorate studies on the dietary effect of nutrients on vascular physiology and structure at the University of Maine (ME, USA).

During her postdoctoral training she studied the effect of bioactive compounds on vasomotor tone and in the prevention of genetic hypertension and studied the dietary patterns of obese and overweight Mediterranean adolescents. Dr Kalea was awarded a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) fellowship to study diabetes complications and the role of the receptor of advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) at the Dept of Surgery at Columbia University in New York (NY, USA), and later at the Dept of Nephrology/ Hypertension at Northwestern University in Chicago (IL, USA). In 2011 Dr Kalea moved to London and joined the UCL Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics team to research the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms regulating metabolic processes and contributing to cardiovascular diseases. She has received funding from the BHF and the NIHR BRC and has active collaborations within the UK and oversees on projects focusing on novel diagnostic tools and therapeutic targets for cardiovascular diseases.

Dr Kalea is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Dietitian (Registration #DT28154), and is a member of the British Dietetic Association.

Subject specialism

  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Cardiovascular; Nutrigenetics
  • Mechanisms of disease
  • Dietetics


  • Fundamentals of Human Nutrition

Research interests

  • Dr Kalea serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been invited to contribute as a scientific committee member, fund-raising committee member or abstract reviewer in national and international scientific conferences in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Dr Kalea has supervised a number of Undergraduate and Graduate students (MSc and PhD), has offered talks on academic career paths and has attended extensive training on leadership and professional development of early career scientists.

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