Daphne Kleopa is a Public Health Nutritionist (Bsc (Hons) Bioscience Nutrition from London South Bank University, Msc International Public Health Nutrition University of Westminster, Msc Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health in association with Harvard School of Public Health (CII)).
Daphne started her work experience when she was in London as a volunteer and then as an employee for the Well-London project. The Well London project was a framework for local communities and organisations to work together to improve health and well-being, build resilience and reduce inequalities.
Returning back to Cyprus she was involved in many food and health related European and National funded projects with NGOs and Universities such as the Friends of Earth Cyprus and the Research and Educational Institute of Child’s Health. In 2014, she represented the Cypriot population in the Pan-European citizen’s dialogue with the European Commissioners and the President of European Commission in Brussels debating issues such as Climate change and environment, promoting citizens’ rights and consumer protection for EU citizens. Daphne has a wide experience with writing proposals for EU funding and training trainees for occupational health and safety.
Currently, she works as a Research Assistant at the Cyprus University of Technology and she is also Phd candidate at the Faculty of Health science of Cyprus University of Technology. Her research interest includes nutritional and geographical epidemiology, health inequalities, public health advocacy and health promotion. Daphne has a deep concern about the environment and nature, and a big love for the sea. In her free time, she does kitesurfing and yoga and always looks for ways to inspire people to live a happy by leading a healthier, active life.