Professor George Metsios PhD
Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Dept. Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Thessaly
Dr Metsios is a Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Thessaly (Greece) and University of Wolverhampton (UK). His work evolves around physical activity, exercise and health and specifically how physical activity and/or exercise can be used to improve – via specific physiological and molecular/genetic mechanisms – disease symptoms and health parameters in patients with different non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease and cancer. His interests also involve implementation science and particularly, how effective interventions can be implemented in healthcare practice. He have led randomised controlled trials and epidemiological studies and have published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications in his field. His work has had a significant scientific impact since it has helped the formation of position statements and improve existing guidelines for treating different chronic diseases. In specific, specific publications have been used, amongst others, by the World Health Organisation, the British Heart Foundation, the National Health Services and the European League Against Rheumatism. Professor Metsios has also received both national and international grants (Medical Research Council, FP-7, Horizon 2020) exceeding 8 million euros and he acts as an expert evaluator in multiple funding bodies and peer-reviewed journals. His citation index is >10500 with h-index of 55.
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